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Started by FleurDuMal on Mar 23, 2022 11:13:47 AM
Things that really piss you off - driving edition.

Come on, let's get frothing.

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Lawlsie - 23 Mar 2022 11:15:26 (#1 of 160)

Being tailgated in a 30mph

FleurDuMal - 23 Mar 2022 11:16:28 (#2 of 160)

Yes - do you drive a small car? I do, and get that all the time. On the occasions when I drive MrFleur's larger car, it doesn't happen, despite driving at exactly the same speed as I would in my own.

Lawlsie - 23 Mar 2022 11:23:43 (#3 of 160)

Yup! Little old lady wearing glasses driving an old small car. Happens all the time.

I either pull in if I can and let them pass. Or if I can't I slow down and smile at them in the rear view mirror.

LomaxFairchild - 23 Mar 2022 11:31:05 (#4 of 160)

Being tailgated at 75 on the motorway isn't much fun, either.

browserbutton - 23 Mar 2022 11:34:32 (#5 of 160)

Chelsea tractors parked carelessly (taking up two spaces).

tasselhoff - 23 Mar 2022 11:44:51 (#6 of 160)

On the occasions when I drive MrFleur's larger car, it doesn't happen, despite driving at exactly the same speed as I would in my own.

I have exactly the same divergent experiences when driving the electric Zoe or the 4x4 X-Trail. When they get too close I just stretch my freakishly long back with my head touching the roof at an angle and they tend to back off.

TheExcession - 23 Mar 2022 11:46:56 (#7 of 160)

Driver of chelsea tractors who seem unable to be capable of judging the width of their own vehicle and so drive half in the oncoming lane

Look, I drive in Bradford and so my list of things that piss me off when driving is very long indeed but includes:

-People ignoring red lights completely. I'm not talking about nipping through as they change. The lights are at red, there is a queue. They still go through.

- People ignoring speed limits completely and going two or three times faster than they should be.

- People ignoring lane markings (overtaking to go straight ahead in a right turning lane for example)

- People driving on the pavement and through pedestrianised areas

- People double and triple parking outside shops or parking on double yellow lines and blocking the road rather than use the parking spaces twenty yards away.

- People parking wholly on the pavement.

- People driving on the wrong side of the road.

- People driving the wrong way down one way streets.

- People overtaking you at the lights and then turning across you as you head off.

- People ignoring mini roundabouts and treating them like a section of straight road where they have right of way and don't need to slow down.

- People having 'Fast and the Furious' style races on sections of dual carriageway



Basically: I'm thinking of getting in touch with that Ukrainian farmer and seeing there are any spare tanks he's willing to flog me.

FleurDuMal - 23 Mar 2022 11:49:29 (#8 of 160)

Don't get me started on people who fail to signal at roundabouts.

Hanging's too good for 'em, etc.

Agaliarept - 23 Mar 2022 11:50:01 (#9 of 160)

Things:

  • Drivers who don't signal at roundabouts
  • Anyone spending money to make their car exhaust louder

FleurDuMal - 23 Mar 2022 11:51:03 (#10 of 160)

Except that the latter signal to the police that a knobhead is driving, and should be stopped.

TheExcession - 23 Mar 2022 11:51:53 (#11 of 160)

Mind you: I bad mouth Bradford, but last year I visited the dreaming spires of Oxford and the year before that I drove to Cornwall. Both places were full of maniac drivers.

FleurDuMal - 23 Mar 2022 11:52:15 (#12 of 160)

When they get too close I just stretch my freakishly long back with my head touching the roof at an angle and they tend to back off.

Hah, a friend of my son's had a LH drive car. When this happened when he had a passenger, he used to ask the passenger to turn around and stare at the following driver for a minute or so!

Agaliarept - 23 Mar 2022 11:52:31 (#13 of 160)

Except that the latter signal to the police that a knobhead is driving, and should be stopped.

gpwm.

thePiMan - 23 Mar 2022 11:57:53 (#14 of 160)

Driver of chelsea tractors who seem unable to be capable of judging the width of their own vehicle and so drive half in the oncoming lane

Even odder when you consider they're not actually that much wider than even a small vehicle.

browserbutton - 23 Mar 2022 12:00:19 (#15 of 160)

Highly tuned cars with DSG gearboxes that 'fart' loudly as they change up. Can you please just GO AWAY.

Agaliarept - 23 Mar 2022 12:03:30 (#16 of 160)

Not really a "driving" one but can I nominate car parks that don't seem to have noticed cars are bigger these days?

upgoerfive - 23 Mar 2022 13:53:35 (#17 of 160)

Ah, so today we're going all the way around the roundabout indicating left, are we?

Dubris - 23 Mar 2022 14:02:38 (#18 of 160)

People who drive along a stretch of open road with a 60mph speed limit at about 40mph (which is fine of itself, but irritating when all the other traffic wants to go just a bit faster), then carry on at exactly the same speed when they reach a 30mph limit.

Agaliarept - 23 Mar 2022 14:08:03 (#19 of 160)

then carry on at exactly the same speed when they reach a 30mph limit.

My granddad always aid that's how you could tell there was an old person driving the car in front of you.

limegreen - 23 Mar 2022 14:09:19 (#20 of 160)

Not signalling,

Not leaving gaps over junctions in stationary traffic

Speeding

Farting engines

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