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    Quote Originally Posted by J-C View Post
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    Added to the road closures, diversions and multitude of road works going on I can blame them. Without a lorry fire on the bypass Edinburgh it's still a nightmare, yesterday just made it worse. Was it the lorry fire that cause traffic problems on Market st and the mound area?
    To my very limited knowledge, there was no new road closures or diversions implemented by the council yesterday, but driving & cycling around yesterday afternoon there was indeed delayed and queuing traffic in the centre of town exacerbated by the 1000's of extra cars trying to find a route from East to West.
    I myself took over 90 minutes to drive from Colinton to Gyle. I put my best taxi driver hat on and tried to figure out a way that avoided what Google said was congested routes. By the time I got to Western Corner I realised everyone was doing the same thing, I'm sure I passed the same Tesco home delivery van 3 times as we were doing circles around each other 😂
    My sister-in-law was stuck between Straiton & Dreghorn for over 3 hours.
    I also heard this morning that a colleague at work had relations that missed a flight and they'd given themselves hours extra in the vain attempt to beat the recently reported queueing issues that the departure hall security had been experiencing.
    That single incident just after 11am caused 9+ hours of delays, congestion and knock on effects.


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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
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    To my very limited knowledge, there was no new road closures or diversions implemented by the council yesterday, but driving & cycling around yesterday afternoon there was indeed delayed and queuing traffic in the centre of town exacerbated by the 1000's of extra cars trying to find a route from East to West.
    I myself took over 90 minutes to drive from Colinton to Gyle. I put my best taxi driver hat on and tried to figure out a way that avoided what Google said was congested routes. By the time I got to Western Corner I realised everyone was doing the same thing, I'm sure I passed the same Tesco home delivery van 3 times as we were doing circles around each other 😂
    My sister-in-law was stuck between Straiton & Dreghorn for over 3 hours.
    I also heard this morning that a colleague at work had relations that missed a flight and they'd given themselves hours extra in the vain attempt to beat the recently reported queueing issues that the departure hall security had been experiencing.
    That single incident just after 11am caused 9+ hours of delays, congestion and knock on effects.
    Agree with most of that.

    I'm not sure what the Council could have done yesterday. If anything, it highlighted (again) the inadequacy of the Bypass. That's nothing to do with the Council AFAIK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    I never, ever let them in. There is probably the odd occasion that someone has made a mistake but 99% of the time it's chancers who are at it. Nothing better than when you get the perfect scenario of someone in the right lane not letting them in and the driver behind the offender in the left lane hammering the horn whilst Mr chancer sits raging with an indicator on. There's the odd time I've seen someone shamed enough that they are forced to continue up the left lane and turn the wrong way. It's beautiful when it happens.

    cannot agree with you more on this

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    I never, ever let them in. There is probably the odd occasion that someone has made a mistake but 99% of the time it's chancers who are at it. Nothing better than when you get the perfect scenario of someone in the right lane not letting them in and the driver behind the offender in the left lane hammering the horn whilst Mr chancer sits raging with an indicator on. There's the odd time I've seen someone shamed enough that they are forced to continue up the left lane and turn the wrong way. It's beautiful when it happens.
    You shouldíve seen what happen last week - I didnít let her in and she managed to sneak in behind me. Flashing her lights, tooting horn and giving the 1 fingered salute. Then tried to overtake me and went close to a head on before coming back in and increasing the level of tooting and hollering. It was wild - and all cos she ignored the big left only arrow when she came off the roundabout at Asda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    I never, ever let them in. There is probably the odd occasion that someone has made a mistake but 99% of the time it's chancers who are at it. Nothing better than when you get the perfect scenario of someone in the right lane not letting them in and the driver behind the offender in the left lane hammering the horn whilst Mr chancer sits raging with an indicator on. There's the odd time I've seen someone shamed enough that they are forced to continue up the left lane and turn the wrong way. It's beautiful when it happens.
    I live near Porty High School and get that a lot coming past ASDA. There is usually always some bellend sitting in the left lane indicating to get over to go down Harry Lauder. I take great pleasure in sitting behind them hammering the horn and then get some satisfaction when they are foreced to take a left onto Milton Road then spin round, having to then wait at the lights.

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    People who decide that post filling their car with fuel at the self service pumps is the perfect time to make a phone call, nip in to the store for a weekly shop, sort all the receipts in their wallet then have a 5 minute chat with the passenger.

    Fill you car then **** off to one of the other parking spaces to do all the other ***** you need to do so the rest of us can get on with our day.
    On the flip side people who pull up behind you when you are filling up and waiting ( because their fuel cap is on that side) whilst there are free pumps on the opposite side, but they haven't figured out that the pumps extend so they can fill from either side of any car. Especially if they appear to be getting impatient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaMotta View Post
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    On the flip side people who pull up behind you when you are filling up and waiting ( because their fuel cap is on that side) whilst there are free pumps on the opposite side, but they haven't figured out that the pumps extend so they can fill from either side of any car. Especially if they appear to be getting impatient.
    Personally and inexplicably when I did this the hose caused a significant scratch in the bodywork..no idea how but I'll fill up how I want thanks 😉
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    Personally and inexplicably when I did this the hose caused a significant scratch in the bodywork..no idea how but I'll fill up how I want thanks 😉
    You do that, but just don't expect people in front to rush for you because of your inability to work out how to use the other simple to use pumps that are available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wembley67 View Post
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    Personally and inexplicably when I did this the hose caused a significant scratch in the bodywork..no idea how but I'll fill up how I want thanks 😉
    I personally wouldn't stretch the hose across either unless I absolutely had to.
    Forecourts are filthy places, a lot of oil, grease & dirt on those pipes, coupled with the sand they use for fuel spills, no danger I'm stretching that across my rear end 🙄

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    People who canít work out how to park their car properly at the pump so the hose doesnít touch their bodywork when stretched around the back of their car.

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    I know itís in the Highway Code and thereís probably a good reason for it, but the boxes for cyclists at the front of the queue at traffic lights. On the way to work yesterday, queue forming behind a cyclist as the roads reasonably narrow. Get to the traffic lights, they breeze to the front and everyone gets held up again.


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    People who canít work out how to park their car properly at the pump so the hose doesnít touch their bodywork when stretched around the back of their car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    People who canít work out how to park their car properly at the pump so the hose doesnít touch their bodywork when stretched around the back of their car.
    I had a large van at the time
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    Road works in the capital, WTF, Balgreen to Seafield took me nearly 2 hours today, are the council just trying to bring the city to a standstill, what a joke Edinburgh is just now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverhibee View Post
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    Road works in the capital, WTF, Balgreen to Seafield took me nearly 2 hours today, are the council just trying to bring the city to a standstill, what a joke Edinburgh is just now.
    You could walk it in that, probably cycle in under 30 minutes. Perhaps it's all part of the Councils cunning plan 🤔

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    I think it's about time the government started getting rid of the tax breaks and/or increasing taxes for vans and pick up trucks. There's far too many of these on the road now. I feel like at some points of the day there's just as many vans and pick ups as cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatecrasher View Post
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    I think it's about time the government started getting rid of the tax breaks and/or increasing taxes for vans and pick up trucks. There's far too many of these on the road now. I feel like at some points of the day there's just as many vans and pick ups as cars.
    I'm definitely seeing a lot of contractors driving around in Ford Ranger Wildtracks. They're pretty useless for anything that actually needs good access to tools/ladders, their auto
    box is probably one of the worst in the market and they can't be parked in a standard size space or driveway.

    But, unfortunately, they come highly specced and have an attractive BIK rating.

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    Cyclists that blatantly ignore red traffic lights. Saw one this morning at Gillespie crossroads, no hesitation, straight through a red light and fortunately traffic was quiet and no mishaps. What really gets me going though is all the effort thatís gone in recently to encourage more people to cycle in the city with protected cycle lanes the very least they could do is obey the rules of the road.

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    People that dont understand when a sign says road merges (from 2 lanes down to one) in 400 yards then it means that in 400 yards the 2 lanes should merge.

    Instead they join the left lane far too soon creating tailbacks and then get angry when drivers in the right hand lane correctly try to merge at the end of the 400 yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
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    I'm definitely seeing a lot of contractors driving around in Ford Ranger Wildtracks. They're pretty useless for anything that actually needs good access to tools/ladders, their auto
    box is probably one of the worst in the market and they can't be parked in a standard size space or driveway.

    But, unfortunately, they come highly specced and have an attractive BIK rating.
    Aye, cause they're treated as vans.

    An absolutely crazy loophole.

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