Motoring hates, the complete catalogue

Shude

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I think it's time we had a full list of all our motoring hates. I'm talking about specific pieces of bad driving that annoy people. Later we can see which ones are popular and vote for the all-time, most-hated motoring activity.

My current favourite motoring grump:

LAST MINUTE MORONS

Whenever a queue builds up for a motorway exit there is always a clever person that drives alongside the queue at about 40-50mph and then when near the front of the queue trips the indicator on and tries to bully their way in. Having a car suddenly slow down in the 2nd lane causes chaos, usually some truck has to do an emergency stop and dive into an alternative lane to avoid crushing the moron. These people do this every day, they are usually sales reps or BMW owners.
 

R2D2

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I hate TAIL GATERS, James Bond had the right idea for them!
 

illidan

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you already know mine as the middle lane drivers
 

SEM

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Lack of INDICATORS....!!! usually the morons who dont know when to indicate round islands
 

DieselE

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Agree with all the above.

I'll add the 43 mph specialists. They travel at a constant 43 mph on A and B roads regardless of whether speed limit is 60, 50, 40 or 30.
 

MangoMan

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One of many is this one:

You're traveling down an unfamiliar motorway looking for the correct exit that you need, only to realise too late that the exit you require is almost right on top of you but there is a queue of cars waiting to take that particular exit.

So rather than miss the exit and continue to the next one, and most probably get more lost than you already are, you try to, as politely as possible, move into the queue without causing too much congestion in the inside lane, but you always get some 'Moron' who has obviously never made a mistake in his life, tries to make it impossible for you to pop into the queue, then gets all bent out of shape when you do make it by making rude gesticular actions towards you. :) :) :)

Cheers, Bill.
;)
 

Flash

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R2D2 said:
I hate TAIL GATERS, James Bond had the right idea for them!
Solution: Just tap the brakes slightly and that always works for me and they all seem to back off...;)

Tip: If someone really danagerously tail gates you and you want to get your own back then when you come to a stand still in traffic and they are parked behind you just put your vehicle into reverse gear - I once did this in the Sprinter and the guy almost $hit himself...:devil:
 
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People who run red lights - they think that by touching bumpers with the car in front they are somehow classed as a single car therefore went through when the light were amber - filter lanes seem to be the worst.
 

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I definitely see a pattern of some sort??


Do you shude.... Take MangoMan to be your lawful, registered co-driver, and promise to love, cherish and obey every traffic sign or road marking, for better or worse, in traffic jam, or delay?
shude said:
, LAST MINUTE MORONS

Whenever a queue builds up for a motorway exit there is always a clever person that drives alongside the queue at about 40-50mph and then when near the front of the queue trips the indicator on and tries to bully their way in
MangoMan said:
, only to realise too late that the exit you require is almost right on top of you but there is a queue of cars waiting to take that particular exit.
Do you pair drive on the same roads, at the same time of day?

John the old grump
 

nickmann

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Mobile phones. Since the clampdown on using them while driving I see loads of drivers using them to text - holding them in their lap so they are out of sight.
 

Flash

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Fog lights on in non foggy conditions i.e. day time/night driving.... :rolleyes:
 

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Hidiousley mofidied MBs particulary the newer ones that are now becoming "affordable" nad are being transformed into absoloute monstrosties.
 

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Let's see.


1. People who slow right down for the slightest bend, then speed up on the straight bits so you can't get past.

2. People who sit in the outside lane of an unrestricted dual carriageway at 40 because they know they're going to turn right at the roundabout 2 miles down the road.

3. People who swerve in the opposite direction before turning left or right into a side road. Understandable if turning an HGV into a narrow road but moronic with a VW Polo .

4. People who don't pull into the filter lane when turning right, blocking the road. Often linked to 3.

Sure I'll think of some more :)
 

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5. Unreadable numberplates that use wacky fonts / spacing / bolt heads / etc. to almost spell a word.
 

Flash

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Women applying "make up" whilst stationary in traffic and not moving forward when the traffic starts flowing in addition to the mobile phone users...
 

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People who are so slow to pull off the lights , that it means that you get stuck at them when they change .....
 

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All of the above but with special local hate items:

Caravans being towed badly and/or drawn by underpowered/overloaded cars

Knackered Horseboxes. OK dobbin does not like being thrown around so they are going to be slow, but you know the ones, belching out smoke or simply incapable of more than 10 mph up very modest inclines

Arrrrgh!
 

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That reminds me ...

Vehicles weighing 1 tonne, capable of 35-ish mph, dodgy steering and brakes but need no MOT, can be driven legally on the road by a 6 year old child with no insurance or test of any kind. And they expect you to slow down to a crawl to overtake or even pass in the opposite direction.

Hope my O H doesn't read this because she's got one (a horse).
 

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