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    Quote Originally Posted by bingo70 View Post
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    When youíre looking for a parking space in town, eventually find one, put your indicators on to reverse into it but the clown behind you is so far up your arse they donít realise thatís whatís happening. Inevitably they get annoyed as they think youíve just stopped for no reason as they struggle to get round you.

    I hope Iíve explained that right but I know what I mean even if nobody else does 😃
    Itís quite a hard one that if youíre moving along relatively slowly. The space you need to reverse park into a space is more than the gap most people are realistically going to leave you, especially if you see the space quite late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bingo70 View Post
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    When youíre looking for a parking space in town, eventually find one, put your indicators on to reverse into it but the clown behind you is so far up your arse they donít realise thatís whatís happening. Inevitably they get annoyed as they think youíve just stopped for no reason as they struggle to get round you.

    I hope Iíve explained that right but I know what I mean even if nobody else does 😃
    When other drivers think you can read their minds, they suddenly slam on their brakes when they see a parking space they have passed, put their indicator on and then expect you to be able to reverse even though you have cars behind you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Boatman View Post
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    When other drivers think you can read their minds, they suddenly slam on their brakes when they see a parking space they have passed, put their indicator on and then expect you to be able to reverse even though you have cars behind you!
    Yeah, thatíd be annoying if people did that, Iíll need to keep my eyes open for that kind of inconsiderate driver 😉

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    ****ING INDICATE. ****ers.

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    Neighbours who park on street, if we all park sensibly we can get the five cars we collectively own in the stretch of road in front of our three houses. This works well until one neighbour regularly leaves too big a gap that you canít get a car in and cuts the available space down so only four cars can be parked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Neighbours who park on street, if we all park sensibly we can get the five cars we collectively own in the stretch of road in front of our three houses. This works well until one neighbour regularly leaves too big a gap that you canít get a car in and cuts the available space down so only four cars can be parked.

    You could add that to anyone who parks a basic car like they've got a truck that needs yards of space between cars, taxi drivers with the new bigger taxi's are just as bad on the ranks, nudge up and we'll get more on them and stop hanging over the edge blocking the road.

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    Parents, more often than not mums, who insist on loading and unloading their young kids on the offside of their vehicles.
    That is to say the dangerous side, on the road where there is traffic passing by.
    Usually leaving doors wide open as they transfer their offspring to safety on the kerb.

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    When you go to pump up your tyres, the valve is always right at the bottom.

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    When you go to pump up your tyres, the valve is always right at the bottom.
    Well obviously, because of the extra weight of the valve …

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    Portobello high street

    Thereís two lanes as you drive up to Inchview Terrace or going right to Seafield. It drives me mad when people try make it three lanes practically down to Aldiís

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibee_girl View Post
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    Portobello high street

    Thereís two lanes as you drive up to Inchview Terrace or going right to Seafield. It drives me mad when people try make it three lanes practically down to Aldiís
    Doesn't help when you've got buses sitting there waiting ages on their change over blocking a whole lane. Also with the Brighton Pl diversion more people doing left turns towards Harry Lauder Rd, literally making it 3 kanes now.

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    Drivers that sit in their car, mostly in supermarket car parks, and leave their engine running.

    Parked beside a guy yesterday in Asda car park, with his engine running, went and did my shopping returned to my car about 30 minutes later and he's still there, sound asleep and engine still running. Accidentally bumped the horn button on mine gettinto my car.........oops.

    I'm no eco-warrior but this is just plain madness to me, remember someone telling me years ago that your car uses a gallon of petrol (4.5 litres to you young-uns) for every 20 minutes it sits idling.

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    Drivers that sit in their car, mostly in supermarket car parks, and leave their engine running.

    Parked beside a guy yesterday in Asda car park, with his engine running, went and did my shopping returned to my car about 30 minutes later and he's still there, sound asleep and engine still running. Accidentally bumped the horn button on mine gettinto my car.........oops.

    I'm no eco-warrior but this is just plain madness to me, remember someone telling me years ago that your car uses a gallon of petrol (4.5 litres to you young-uns) for every 20 minutes it sits idling.
    It would need to be some size of engine to go through 3 gallons per hour idling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killiehibbie View Post
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    It would need to be some size of engine to go through 3 gallons per hour idling.
    Just googled it and it seems, at worst, up to about three quarters of a gallon/hour which would be about 1 litre for 20 minutes maybe got my units mixed up.
    Still madness though.

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    Usually only becomes apparent as the nights start drawing in, but Cyclops on the road! Folk who drive with only one working headlight on their car.
    Was out on Saturday night when we had the dark skies and torrential rain, a young driver thought it appropriate to drive with one headlight on main beam (probably because one or both dipped headlights were out along with her nearside main beam).
    Was quite distracting as she was driving so close behind me on the bypass. I slowed to encourage her to pass but she either didn't have the confidence to drive in the heavy rain or she loved sitting on my bumper so was stuck with the dazzling light in my mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfiembra View Post
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    Just googled it and it seems, at worst, up to about three quarters of a gallon/hour which would be about 1 litre for 20 minutes maybe got my units mixed up.
    Still madness though.
    Not sure what you googled but thatís way too high still...some cars will use that amount when doing 40mph for an hour.

    For a standard car (sub 2 litre engine) I canít see it being more than half a litre an hour if itís sitting warm at idle without air con. Itís literally just ticking over so consumption will be minimal.

    Thatís not to say the dude was doing right of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
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    Usually only becomes apparent as the nights start drawing in, but Cyclops on the road! Folk who drive with only one working headlight on their car.
    Was out on Saturday night when we had the dark skies and torrential rain, a young driver thought it appropriate to drive with one headlight on main beam (probably because one or both dipped headlights were out along with her nearside main beam).
    Was quite distracting as she was driving so close behind me on the bypass. I slowed to encourage her to pass but she either didn't have the confidence to drive in the heavy rain or she loved sitting on my bumper so was stuck with the dazzling light in my mirrors.
    On really dark nights on B roads and you see one ( passenger side ) head lamp working. From a distance it looks like a motorbike approaching. Anyone driving like that deserves the book thrown at them. Itís just about forgivable for someone to not know that a rear or brake light is not working but knowingly risking an accident is crazy.

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    Iíve done this one before but folk that go through a very late amber or red when Iím sitting trying to turn right. Happened last night at the bottom of the wisp trying to turn right to the Fort - 2 cars went late then a third followed. Incredible - Iím sitting stranded and the cars going from the fort to Niddrie start coming towards me like Iím in the wrong.

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    Iíve done this one before but folk that go through a very late amber or red when Iím sitting trying to turn right. Happened last night at the bottom of the wisp trying to turn right to the Fort - 2 cars went late then a third followed. Incredible - Iím sitting stranded and the cars going from the fort to Niddrie start coming towards me like Iím in the wrong.
    Happens all the time there.

    There should be a filter for the right turn coming off the Wisp. I live just off Newcraighall Road and on a Saturday and Sunday turning right from the Wisp is a life threatening endeavour. People jump the light coming up past the Duddingston Fry all the time. It's not even Amber, it's 2 or 3 cars driving through a red light.

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    Red is the new amber nowadays, there are loads of dodgy red gamblers on the roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-C View Post
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    Red is the new amber nowadays, there are loads of dodgy red gamblers on the roads.
    easy solved if they stick cameras on the lights and jumping a red is an instant £100 and 3 points.

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    Happens all the time there.

    There should be a filter for the right turn coming off the Wisp. I live just off Newcraighall Road and on a Saturday and Sunday turning right from the Wisp is a life threatening endeavour. People jump the light coming up past the Duddingston Fry all the time. It's not even Amber, it's 2 or 3 cars driving through a red light.
    I've said for years that a filter should be put there. I'd ask my councillor to request one or find out the reason why it can't be done. Doesn't seem too hard to implement and can be timed to work when required.
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    Sitting in lengthy queue of traffic westbound on Duddingston Crescent outside the new Porty High, 5pm yesterday.
    Watching car after car zooming up the bus lane. Bus lane in operation from 4pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grunt View Post
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    Sitting in lengthy queue of traffic westbound on Duddingston Crescent outside the new Porty High, 5pm yesterday.
    Watching car after car zooming up the bus lane. Bus lane in operation from 4pm.
    Not that I would support such behaviour and itís a road to be avoided at that time of night but I see why people do it if they are not turning right onto the A1 slip as the bus lane ends and hey presto there is plenty of space in the straight on / left lane.

    One lane of traffic for that road / junction is the real madness.

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    Are there still roadworks in and out of Penicuik? Near Tesco.
    Nightmare.

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