Cant keep to their side of the road

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  1. 9 Aug 2018 at 5:50 PM #1
    Mikescx

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    Iv only just noticed this recently but it happens to me everyday.
    People cant seem to keep to their side of the road. I live in Hertfordshire with quite a few B roads and they are not particularly narrow so why do people think their car is so wide that they come onto my side of the road.
    Especially if Im coming upto a right hand bend, I can almost guarantee someone coming the other way will have their offside wheels way over the centre line onto my side.
    WTF???? Is it just me?
     
  2. 9 Aug 2018 at 6:17 PM #2
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    This bugs me too, it is just laziness behind the wheel. There is a tight 90 degree bend on the road to my house and people always cut it, it is a completely blind bend! I don't even cut corners when I'm driving quickly, the corners are well sighted and there is no traffic!
     
  3. 9 Aug 2018 at 7:08 PM #3
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    I find this very annoying as well, where I live I find it is mostly young ladies
     
  4. 9 Aug 2018 at 7:31 PM #4
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    I saw someone in a Micra clip their near side rear wheel on the turning into this road the other day..........................

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    And this road used to have trams many many years ago - that's the reason it's so wide
     
  5. 9 Aug 2018 at 8:38 PM #5
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    I watched a woman (or slim bloke with long blonde hair) crash their beemer into a right-hand curb failing to navigate a roundabout this afternoon.

    I figured she must have been on her phone ...but I don't think she was :eek:
     
  6. 9 Aug 2018 at 8:42 PM #6
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    Actually thinking about it, it was only this morning I saw someone in an E9* "M3" floor-it as the car in front moved over on the Freckleton bypass, only to kick up a load of crap off the side of the road as they veered into the outside curb
     
  7. 10 Aug 2018 at 7:41 AM #7
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    The standard of drivers in this country is pretty poor, but there’s also the state of the roads, pot holes are probably the main reason
     
  8. 10 Aug 2018 at 12:59 PM #8
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    Drivers in Spain are a whole level worse.

    Weaving all over the place. Normal.

    Using indicators. Never, unless they were left on from some accidental usage about 10 minutes before.

    Tailgating. Mandatory, especially if they have ****ty brakes.

    At least the roads are good and the use of your horn when overtaking is quite acceptable and as you can see, necessary here.
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    Still they are better than Romanians on their country roads. :eek:
     
  9. 10 Aug 2018 at 4:00 PM #9
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    Modern cars are pretty big now. Plus if it's looked after they won't want to rough the paintwork up against a hedge on a B-road.

    That's my theory :thumbsup:
     
  10. 10 Aug 2018 at 4:02 PM #10
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    i get this all the time,

    two lanes at lights person on left wants to go left but swings it out to the right like they driving a fecking lorry
     
  11. 10 Aug 2018 at 4:14 PM #11
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    Score 1 for power steering as a driver aid making people lazy with feeble arms
     
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    Best drivers are in Punjab India - no messing around and know how to make progress. There are unsaid rules which once you understand driving there makes complete sense!
     
  13. 10 Aug 2018 at 8:18 PM #13
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    I like that:muttley:
     
  14. 10 Aug 2018 at 9:31 PM #14
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    This does my head in as I drive a lorry for a living. No way do car drivers in their tiny micras and golfs need to swing out the way they do. Just dont get their mindset. You turn the wheel and the back follows the front!!!!
     
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    Get it round my way down country roads, normally women who think their car is 17ft wide who cause me to Bush the car to avoid them.
     
  16. 10 Aug 2018 at 11:13 PM #16
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    The one that gets me is people turning right at traffic lights straddle the left lane whilst waiting, so no one can go straight on until they move forward!!!
     
  17. 11 Aug 2018 at 8:59 AM #17
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    Also the bigger your car the more ‘rights’ you have on the road :muttley:
     

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