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I used to drive an Impreza and that was really, really bad for getting in 'situations' with other drivers.....it was like a magnet for every Corsa, Saxo and Nova out there...they just couldn't stop themselves from having a go.

I of course ignored them.....most of the time
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My pet hate about modern driving? The cost

MLMs annoy me, but I've got to the point where I just slide past them in whichever lane is clear. I know it's technically illegal, but if I'm on a deserted motorway, and I've just driven the last six miles in the left hand lane...I'll be damned if I'm moving.

The BMW drivers thing is a stereotype that fits - I don't think it's ALL BMW drivers, but the sort of Alpha Male that the "Ultimate Driving Machine" is designed to appeal to. Never have a problem with any of the M-versions, usually only the poverty-spec 4-pot owners who feel the need to prove themselves.

Paxos at the lights are always funny too. I know it's immature, but sometimes it has to be done. Long, straight, dry road...1.1 tinbox in the lane next to me...the scent of their engine running rich due to the leaking K&N 57i wedged under their bonnet...always trying to show off to the girl in the passenger seat, so when they see a big, green estate they think nothing of it. Always amusing when they catch up some time later and stare at the badge as they try to work out what just happened...it's called torque, son.

Uhh...GATSOs, for the obvious reason. If I get caught by a policeman, fair enough...but GATSOs just aren't cricket!

Surrey council, for consistently failing to grit the roads when they need gritting.

The M25, obviously.

My girlfriend's consistent ability to completely misread maps, sending us on weird and wonderful 20-mile detours.

"Warning Light Russian Roulette". A new light! What does it mean? Is it serious? Who knows!

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Agree with the bulk of whats already be written.

One of my big pet hates at the present which hasn't been mentioned is:
Why does nobody bother stopping to let pedestrians cross anymore ?
We are all pedestrians and probably all use these crossings, has anyone else noticed this tendancy ?
Isn't it against the law to not stop at one of these if the pedestrian has a foot on the crossing ?


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post #59 of 355 (permalink) Old 12th December 2005
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"Warning Light Russian Roulette". A new light! What does it mean? Is it serious? Who knows!
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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 trumpet...you 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 spots..how 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 up...one 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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