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post #60 of (permalink) Old 12th December 2005
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being a truck driver i have a slightly different view...

1..poor parking...yes a bike can just squeeze past your parked car but not a lorry/ambulance/fire engine..think size

2..middle lanes ..these are for overtaking only!!!!the amount of cars i HAVE to undertake on the motorway is untrue..trucks cant get by you any other way..we are not allowed in the third lane by law.

3..lane closures..when signs indicate that a lane is being closed its not the start of a race to see who can reach the cones fisrt..pull out of the affected lane as soon as is reasonable

4..manners..good and bad can annoy truck drivers...the bad are obvious but some well meaning souls get up my can flash your lights till hell freezes over but if i cant get thru/turn/reverse then carry on your way and get out of mine!!

5..blind many of you realise how little we can see behind us??

parking up our backside is not a wise move ( as a chap in an escort found out a few weeks ago in croydon..crunch!!)

if you cant see our mirrors we cant see you...even more so when reversing at an angle with 60% of the road in our blind spot.

lastly...if your junction is coming up get into the inside lane in plenty of time..DO NOT think youll just get past this truck first then pull dangerously in front of me onto the slip road cauding me to lock day you will misjudge it and my 40footer will make mincemeat of you..and about ten other motors as well due to you being a ****.

rant over now...have a nice day
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