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    Quote Originally Posted by Franck Le God View Post
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    People who drive at 40 mph on a winding national limit road road, only to shoot up to 60/70 when you finally get to a straight where you could overtake the buggers. AND THEN BACK TO 40 AFTER THE STRAIGHT

    Pet peeve bordering on dangerous driving.
    Are you saying they should drive at the same speed on the windy bendy bits as they do on the straights?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lapsedhibee View Post
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    Are you saying they should drive at the same speed on the windy bendy bits as they do on the straights?
    Thatís what I was thinking too, I regularly drive slower than the speed limit if itís dark and Iím on a country road Iím not familiar with. You never know when the next bend is coming up. If itís a straight road Iím more than happy to drive at the speed limit.

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    Thatís what I was thinking too, I regularly drive slower than the speed limit if itís dark and Iím on a country road Iím not familiar with. You never know when the next bend is coming up. If itís a straight road Iím more than happy to drive at the speed limit.
    More than happy for them to go the speed they're comfortable with, I was the same when I first started driving on the road in question. But I would also let cars behind overtake me to avoid frustration for other drivers.

    Either way, not saying one's right and one's wrong, just needed the vent!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Franck Le God View Post
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    More than happy for them to go the speed they're comfortable with, I was the same when I first started driving on the road in question. But I would also let cars behind overtake me to avoid frustration for other drivers.

    Either way, not saying one's right and one's wrong, just needed the vent!


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    Iím not a new driver but Iím a city driver 95% of the time. I am fine on dual carriageways and Iím confident in driving long distances when I have a need to. Have to admit I get seriously stressed on those country roads though if I have someone behind me, if possible I will pull over. During the day I would be more likely to drive at around 50 on unfamiliar roads which is still too slow for some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franck Le God View Post
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    More than happy for them to go the speed they're comfortable with, I was the same when I first started driving on the road in question. But I would also let cars behind overtake me to avoid frustration for other drivers.

    Either way, not saying one's right and one's wrong, just needed the vent!


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    I get really annoyed by the same thing. I think some folk think they're doing you a favour by speeding up on the straights - by letting you go faster too.

    I have a 10 mile drive to work. It's mostly an A road and there's no need whatsoever to slow down on the bends. Apart from anything else it bumps up your fuel consumption.

    There are also folk who slow down on the straights if there's traffic coming the other way.

    And then there are some who get humpty and flash you when you eventually manage to overtake them. WTF is that all about?

    There's another A road that I use regularly with tighter bends where slowing down is understandable for those that don't know the road. Most of the time here you can tell if someone is local from their number plate. If I'm on such a road that I don't know I'll often let a local to overtake me then follow in his/her wake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EH6 Hibby View Post
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    Iím not a new driver but Iím a city driver 95% of the time. I am fine on dual carriageways and Iím confident in driving long distances when I have a need to. Have to admit I get seriously stressed on those country roads though if I have someone behind me, if possible I will pull over. During the day I would be more likely to drive at around 50 on unfamiliar roads which is still too slow for some people.
    As much as I find it frustrating I too was new to this once and I crawled around the bends, so I never chase right up someone's backside. I drive an Audi and am doing my utmost to banish the stereotype!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    I get really annoyed by the same thing. I think some folk think they're doing you a favour by speeding up on the straights - by letting you go faster too.

    I have a 10 mile drive to work. It's mostly an A road and there's no need whatsoever to slow down on the bends. Apart from anything else it bumps up your fuel consumption.

    There are also folk who slow down on the straights if there's traffic coming the other way.

    And then there are some who get humpty and flash you when you eventually manage to overtake them. WTF is that all about?

    There's another A road that I use regularly with tighter bends where slowing down is understandable for those that don't know the road. Most of the time here you can tell if someone is local from their number plate. If I'm on such a road that I don't know I'll often let a local to overtake me then follow in his/her wake.
    The last part is a good point as itís much easier following a car on a road you donít know in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    The last part is a good point as itís much easier following a car on a road you donít know in the dark.
    Same thing in fog. I was on Saddleworth Moor a few years ago and it was very foggy, I was at the front of a few cars and every time I pulled over to let them pass they all pulled in as well 🙄

    Another time the A9 was blocked by an accident, I know all the back roads so turned back a bit and went up by tulliemet, other cars followed, all the way to my mother in law's house 😂😂
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    People either not using their indicators or at the very last moment.
    It's quite common these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moulin Yarns View Post
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    SSE in Perth is the same, someone almost got run over by a car reversing out of a space before they introduced it.
    Iím not surprised. Is SSE still very health and safety conscious? A guy I worked with moved to SSE and when we met up for a pint a couple of months after he moved, he said that they were overkill on the H&S and mentioned that it was a disciplinary offence if you were caught walking up or down the stairs without holding the handrail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overdrive View Post
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    Iím not surprised. Is SSE still very health and safety conscious? A guy I worked with moved to SSE and when we met up for a pint a couple of months after he moved, he said that they were overkill on the H&S and mentioned that it was a disciplinary offence if you were caught walking up or down the stairs without holding the handrail.
    I don't know and the person who I know works from home just now, and is wheelchair bound so won't be pulled up for the handrail
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