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Messages - Andy B

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 02 September 2020, 19:17:22 »
Well last day in Cornwall , have driven almost 1000 miles on all types of roads with the twin axle caravan in tow have passed HGVs & they've passed me all without incident, so I'm obviously doing everything right..😎


 You obviously just got on with it,and didn't find or try to create an issue:y

So sitting at the 'wrong' speed for some knob head hgv driver is creating an issue! ? PRICK!  >:( >:( >:( >:(

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 22 August 2020, 11:03:15 »
;D

One might also ask, now more information has come to light :D, why Andy was doing 55 into a 50... :P

But I digress, the tipper driver was being true to form, and is a very naughty boy ;D

What 50 limit? It was  a motorway  .....

I think Al is referring to the stretch of road just before the Hull slip road, where the truck wanted to force you out of the way.  :y
Still motorway rules ....

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 22 August 2020, 11:02:22 »

Being obstinate and stubborn are my family traits, but none of us are stupid enough to argue with 20 tons at 50mph to 'prove' we're right like cutting off the tipper driver. I've given way to impatient arseholes so that I have enough notice of their impending crash to avoid it, rather than being part of it.

I wasn't trying to prove anything. The fact he wanted to turn left when he was at the side of me was the the very last thing I expected he wanted to do.

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 22 August 2020, 10:52:51 »
;D

One might also ask, now more information has come to light :D, why Andy was doing 55 into a 50... :P

But I digress, the tipper driver was being true to form, and is a very naughty boy ;D

What 50 limit? It was  a motorway  .....

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 21 August 2020, 22:13:38 »
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Effectively, your reaction to seeing him indicate and sound his horn was to carry on regardless. That's something that you may want to look at :D

when he was already alongside me, just what would you have expected me to do? Slam on with almost 2 tonne on the towbar? His junction was all but on the other side of me

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 21 August 2020, 21:43:44 »
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 that led to you being in that predicament. You chose to maintain your speed and get wound up by the situation instead of reacting differently as the situation unfolded. 


I wasn't in a predicament ... I was in the right lane for where I wanted to go .... I had been since leaving the M1

I wasn't wound up. He blasted his horn .. I did likewise .... I was just relaying my experience of a knob head HGV driver on the forum

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 21 August 2020, 21:38:32 »
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 What would YOU have done if you were driving to Hull instead and had moved to the right to pass the slower vehicle up the off ramp only to find yourself blocked from your exit?

Sucked it up & gone to the next junction or do as he eventually did & braked to go behind

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 21 August 2020, 21:05:52 »
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  He isn't psychic either. 
He didn't need to be .... I was sat in the nearside lane

  He was probably pissed off that you were holding him up. 

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I don't see how I held him up ... he was trying overtaking me. but then wanted me to slow down.

I've been held up behind many an ignorant HGV driver getting slower & slower in lane 2 up hill

If he made an overtake, he was going faster than you!  That's not hard to grasp, or is it????.  He was beside you when he wanted the lane to the left of you.  That was an error on his part.

I also get pissed off with HGV's who take 4 miles to pass another (A34 springs to mind from the M3 until Oxford).

Don't patronise!  >:( To quote you .... at risk of repeating myself ..... he'd started his overtake as we left the M1 where it was flat, the flyover the M1 was uphill  ... he was running out of steam as he was trying to pass. Given a bit more road & he'd have overtaken me.

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 21 August 2020, 21:01:27 »
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 is that upon noticing the left indicator you should have taken deliberate steps to pull ahead in order to minimise the chance of being punted off the motorway.
How fast do you think I could have sped away? We were all but at his junction when I saw his indicator. He braked firmly to pull over behind me and up the sliproad.


Fortunately, he looked before moving over, otherwise you would be both squished and correct.
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He knew I was there .... he'd just come up behind/alongside me.

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 21 August 2020, 20:54:15 »
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  He isn't psychic either. 
He didn't need to be .... I was sat in the nearside lane

  He was probably pissed off that you were holding him up. 

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I don't see how I held him up ... he was trying overtaking me. but then wanted me to slow down.

I've been held up behind many an ignorant HGV driver getting slower & slower in lane 2 up hill

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 21 August 2020, 19:47:30 »
...  Sadly, you'll find yourself in this position time and time again.  Your actions contriubted to the situation.... simply moving forward at 2mph faster or slower and the chances of this occurance are almost nil. ....

Never had a problem at this speed, indicated or actual. Have you looked at the junction? He'd decided he was going passed me as we left the M1 but didn't have the speed as we went up hill over the motorway ..... am I supposed to be psychic?

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Omega General Help / Re: How to move drivers seat without power
« on: 21 August 2020, 18:54:21 »
It's in the manual and there should be a tool in the vehicle kit for that very job :D

wasn't it a long square ended cranked handle? I never had one in my car

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 21 August 2020, 18:52:06 »
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Personally speaking, I will actively undertake a slower vehicle, regardless of what I am driving, but only to pass them within the limit and only to avoid moving three lanes and back (not the same as passing everthing at any cost).
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I've done the same many many times. Usually in the evening/night when there's sod all on the road & someone wants to drive at 69.9 mph in lane 2 of 3 or lane 3 of 4

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 21 August 2020, 18:49:06 »
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 and tbh, I think you didn't help the scenario which panned out.   ....

You keep putting this on my shoulders. As said, I'd seen him, it's not I'd only just noticed him as he was alongside me. I saw his left indicators flashing, what would you have thought they meant? I'm moving left or I've forgotten to cancel them from a little earlier? He then sounded his horn! So what? I carried on as I'd been doing for miles beforehand.
We've all oppsed up at some stage on a motorway by either lack of concentration, or completely misjudging someone else's speed and been in the wrong lane for a junction, but you take it on the chin & take the next exit, not expect someone else to slow right down to let you leave late.

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 21 August 2020, 18:01:07 »
Oh FFS!

DG is absolutely right.  If you want to travel at an indicated 55mph, you are at the prime speed where HGV's will be quicker on the flat and slower on even a slight incline.  If you feel so compelled to put yourself in this position, then kudos for the massive plums you have.  I certainly wouldn't want to be playing a game of 'ME or YOU' with a 44t Artic.  As advised, adjust your speed up or down by a couple of MPH and everyone will be happy.

Just because you feel like you've taken the moral highground, doesn't mean you are right or wrong.  Just accept that not everyone is of the same mindset.

Seperate yourself from the problem, don't be a contributor to the problem!

Get f&&&ed! ..... the motorway was relatively quiet. The HGV started his overtake as we left the M1, I saw him do so. Was I supposed to read his mind as to where he was going? The first hint I got of where he might want to go was when we were over the top of the M1 and I saw his left hand indicator flashing .... I wasn't really sure whether that was still from leaving the M1 or not. He sounded his horn when he was alongside me by which time were virtually at his junction. Why the f*** would I be expected to slow right down to let him across?
I give HGV drivers a lot of slack. I'm the first to allow them out at a junction around town and give them room to make their turn, but I'm not being bullied by some knobhead who think he should drive to his limiter & everyone else around him  should get out of his way!

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