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Re: Motorway Madness - A Rant

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(it might seem like I have a thing about Nissan Micra's, but that's because I have)
Can't fault your logic!

Usually these cars appear driverless for 2 reasons;

  1. the car appears to be under no-one's control
  2. the person driving the car is looking through the gap between the steering wheel & dashboard...
I guess those patriotic ex-Rover drivers have chosen a certain car made in Sunderland!


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Re: Motorway Madness - A Rant

When two lanes merge in to one!!! people that pull out to block any one in the outside lane who hasn't managed to get in coming down and possibily getting in front of them. Or people that won't let other people in under the same circumstances.

If people were just a bit more courteous I am sure it could stop some the BIG queues that can occur in these circumstances.

At the end of the day... no one is perfect

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My 60 mile journey to work consists of negotiating Swindon town centre, the A420 to Oxford, the A34 from Oxford to Bicester and then the A41 from Bicester to Aylesbury.

A420 - biggest issue is bikers and impatient German made, LED festooned cars. Most of the road is a 50mph limit and its a daily occurance to get stuck behind a lorry doing 40mph (the legal speed on a normal road). These drivers insist on weaving in and out of traffic trying to make up time, cutting people up and almost causing numerous accidents.

A34 - two gripes with this - the first being people who cannot get up to speed on the slip road and then stop at the end of it. It is a merging lane! My second gripe - everyone sits in the overtaking lane at 60 dithering about, not actually overtaking anything because lane 1 is empty for a mile in either direction. This has since become my "private" lane

A41 - mainly the same issues as the A420, except its 15 miles of national speed limit, yet delivery drivers and the LED German cars think it is their private racetrack.

I too see lots of people with phones jammed to their heads, people not having a clue where they are going and ones who have no ability to look ahead and read the road conditions before they get there.
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Re: Motorway Madness - A Rant

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My 60 mile journey to work consists of negotiating Swindon town centre, the A420 to Oxford, the A34 from Oxford to Bicester and then the A41 from Bicester to Aylesbury.
Knowing those stretches of road quite well, you have my sympathy having to drive them all as a daily commute
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Sympathies with your route philjohnson82, that's baaaaad

Seems I'm not in the minority regarding those German-made cars. I've got slated on another forum for making this point, but I'm sticking to it... like I said, I know what I see :D
That was my other gripe that I forgot to mention that happened to me yesterday morning at 5am when you'd think the motorway would be free and clear - a Ford Ka on the "Acceleration" lane (slip road) doing 35 mph, then tapping their brake pedals as they joined the motorway -aaaaaarrrrgggh!

I'm still poorly, so I'm allowed to have a moan
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