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    Only just read the last page or so but my driving pet peeves are, in no particular order:

    Folk who park on the wrong side of the road facing oncoming traffic on busy roads and expect to be let out as soon as they indicate to cross 2 or 3 lanes of traffic. I never let them out.

    Halfwits who try to undercut at lights

    Private Hire drivers (bound to be one who can drive without a sat nav and use indicators but yet to find one)

    Folk driving at 20mph everywhere

    People who canít park between 2 white lines in a car park

    Those who do their weekly shopping in a garage after filling up. Just move ffs.

    Double parkers on tight streets

    Idiots who have no idea of the right of way

    Cyclists who sit in the middle of a lane or who think red lights are for four wheeled vehicles only

    Thatís it for the moment 😂


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    Folk who park on the wrong side of the road facing oncoming traffic

    And keep their lights on, the dip blinding all on coming traffic.




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    What this latest nonsense with cyclists wearing what are essentially fake Police vests?

    I passed a guy a couple of weeks ago who I thought was a Policeman on a bike, saw another guy last week then when I saw a guy yesterday I slowed right down to have a proper look and see what it was all about. It's a hi vis vest with reflective strips and a blue and white checkerboard patterm across the top. The box on the back looks like POLICE from a distance, it's only when you look closely you realise it says POLITE. One guy had a helmet with the checkerboard pattern round the back as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Neither am and I never do, it goes round the back without touching the car!
    Same. It usually means you can get through quicker with all the daftys queuing for the one on the ďcorrectĒ side though.

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    What this latest nonsense with cyclists wearing what are essentially fake Police vests?

    I passed a guy a couple of weeks ago who I thought was a Policeman on a bike, saw another guy last week then when I saw a guy yesterday I slowed right down to have a proper look and see what it was all about. It's a hi vis vest with reflective strips and a blue and white checkerboard patterm across the top. The box on the back looks like POLICE from a distance, it's only when you look closely you realise it says POLITE. One guy had a helmet with the checkerboard pattern round the back as well.
    Iíve not seen many of these but I Imagine the theory is that a ďwhite van manĒ wonít deliberately run a policeman off the road like he would a standard cyclist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    What this latest nonsense with cyclists wearing what are essentially fake Police vests?
    They're not new, from memory I think it was actually horse riders that started the trend, then motorcyclists copied before cyclists jumped on the bandwagon.
    I'm neither for them or against them, but it's frustrating that poor car drivers will complain that they don't see the vulnerable road users but if they think they see "Police" then they'll behave differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
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    They're not new, from memory I think it was actually horse riders that started the trend, then motorcyclists copied before cyclists jumped on the bandwagon.
    I'm neither for them or against them, but it's frustrating that poor car drivers will complain that they don't see the vulnerable road users but if they think they see "Police" then they'll behave differently.
    Agreed it seems they have the same affect as the life size cardboard cut out of cops you see in shops, they make folk think twice which isnít a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Neither am and I never do, it goes round the back without touching the car!
    Well you must use different garages to me as when I have ever done that you are lucky if the hose reaches and itís defo not long enough to around the back of the car on the ground without touching the car.

    Might work on a small car or a hatchback..neither of which I drive right enough.

    Ach well horses for courses I suppose!

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    Well you must use different garages to me as when I have ever done that you are lucky if the hose reaches and itís defo not long enough to around the back of the car on the ground without touching the car.

    Might work on a small car or a hatchback..neither of which I drive right enough.

    Ach well horses for courses I suppose!
    Iíve got a Kia Sportage and not had a problem with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyeSloan View Post
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    Well you must use different garages to me as when I have ever done that you are lucky if the hose reaches and itís defo not long enough to around the back of the car on the ground without touching the car.

    Might work on a small car or a hatchback..neither of which I drive right enough.

    Ach well horses for courses I suppose!
    Eh? It doesnít lay on the ground, itís hanging and easily reaches, try parking closer to the pump 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Eh? It doesnít lay on the ground, itís hanging and easily reaches, try parking closer to the pump 😉
    Some hoses are longer than others though.
    I can't stretch some hoses over or around the back of a Ford Transit Connect, and I wouldn't dare try it with my private car as I'm not wanting to damage the paintwork with the state of some of the hoses, covered in fuel product and grit.
    Many moons ago my then partner dragged a pneumatic airline over the bonnet of my car, it was like she's went over it with a Brillo pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyeSloan View Post
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    Well you must use different garages to me as when I have ever done that you are lucky if the hose reaches and itís defo not long enough to around the back of the car on the ground without touching the car.

    Might work on a small car or a hatchback..neither of which I drive right enough.

    Ach well horses for courses I suppose!
    Make sure youíre tight to the pump and that the back of your car is beyond the pump - they reach fine without touching the car provided youíre close enough to the pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones28 View Post
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    Make sure youíre tight to the pump and that the back of your car is beyond the pump - they reach fine without touching the car provided youíre close enough to the pump.
    Hmm yeah Iím sure if I managed to get it all aligned correctly I could limit the contact but the fuel cap is still a bit down the side of the car so the fuel line still has to come down that side to some degree....You then spend most of your time trying to hold it away from the back panel / boot while filling the car...and thatís if the hose is playing ball, sometimes the recoil power on them is pretty strong so itís always wanting to go back into the pump.

    So Iím sticking to my guns on this in that itís substantially easier for me to fill the car up when the fuel cap is on the correct side relative to the pump.

    Others clearly disagree which is great for them as they save the few minutes on the very occasional time I have to sit and wait but Iíll happily wait for the convenience

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyeSloan View Post
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    sometimes the recoil power on them is pretty strong
    We still talking about fuel hoses here or a Magnum 45 ;)

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    I can get to the other side of my taxi fine, get closer to the pump, it's not difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyeSloan View Post
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    Hmm yeah Iím sure if I managed to get it all aligned correctly I could limit the contact but the fuel cap is still a bit down the side of the car so the fuel line still has to come down that side to some degree....You then spend most of your time trying to hold it away from the back panel / boot while filling the car...and thatís if the hose is playing ball, sometimes the recoil power on them is pretty strong so itís always wanting to go back into the pump.

    So Iím sticking to my guns on this in that itís substantially easier for me to fill the car up when the fuel cap is on the correct side relative to the pump.

    Others clearly disagree which is great for them as they save the few minutes on the very occasional time I have to sit and wait but Iíll happily wait for the convenience
    Many moons ago I remember pulling into a motorway service station, getting out and start filling up. At the pump next to me was a guy with a big Jaguar Sovereign V8, it has 2 filler caps at the bottom of the rear window and it was obviously needing 2 full tanks for the journey. As happens when you are filling up you look around, not paying attention to what you are doing. Well the driver didn't notice that his tank was full and overflowing by the gallons. He didn't fill one tank, then drive round to the other side of the pump to fill the second tank, maybe he should have then his accident might not have happened.
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    Exiting the roundabout in the outside lane travelling East at Sheriffhall.

    The number of drivers in the inside lane who instantly try to force their way across to the outside after exiting is incredible. It's impatient and it's dangerous.

    If you want to be in that lane when you exit, get into it as you approach the roundabout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    What this latest nonsense with cyclists wearing what are essentially fake Police vests?

    I passed a guy a couple of weeks ago who I thought was a Policeman on a bike, saw another guy last week then when I saw a guy yesterday I slowed right down to have a proper look and see what it was all about. It's a hi vis vest with reflective strips and a blue and white checkerboard patterm across the top. The box on the back looks like POLICE from a distance, it's only when you look closely you realise it says POLITE. One guy had a helmet with the checkerboard pattern round the back as well.
    I've yet to see this, but it sounds like folk who like dress-up and want to pretend to be cops.

    They're probably noting down number plates and making "nee-naw" noises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future17 View Post
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    I've yet to see this, but it sounds like folk who like dress-up and want to pretend to be cops.

    They're probably noting down number plates and making "nee-naw" noises.
    Theyíre not new I first saw them a couple of years ago, probably gives the cyclist a greater feeling of security and safety, quite a good idea in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Theyíre not new I first saw them a couple of years ago, probably gives the cyclist a greater feeling of security and safety, quite a good idea in my opinion.
    Iím sure the woman who Ďinvented my them was on Dragons Den and was laughter off and got a telling off that the police would be less than happy.

    I think she got the last laugh tho as her business has went on to sell a bundle of them and made her a few quid at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyeSloan View Post
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    Iím sure the woman who Ďinvented my them was on Dragons Den and was laughter off and got a telling off that the police would be less than happy.

    I think she got the last laugh tho as her business has went on to sell a bundle of them and made her a few quid at the same time.

    Something wrong with her business plan if she went on to sell a bundle but only made a few quid. 🤔
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