Slowing down before the slip road!

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Is it just me, or do others get mildly annoyed by people who slow down before entering the slip road on the motorway.

Yes if there are lorries in the left hand lane you have to slow down and slot in with them, but if there is nothing in front of you and a clear slip road surely it is better to enter the slip road at the speed you a crusing and then back off. Avoiding the need for traffic that isn't leaving the motorway to move out around you - particularly if it's a lorry you are focing to more out or slow down behind you (or not notice and flatten you).
 
What annoys me more are vehicles that continue on the inside lane and block the lane onto motorways when the middle lane is clear.....

It's common sense to move out when you see traffic on the slip road trying to join the motorway.
 
Is the responsibility on the driver joining the motorway to join at such a speed as to cause no inconvenience to any other road user?

Number of drivers who only decide to speed up or slow down as they approach the end of the slip road never ceases to amaze me - like it hadn't occured to them that the cars already on the motorway would be there.
 
What annoys me is people doing 45 in the outside lane of a 2-lane slip road, particularly when they've cut in front of me at the last minute to make the exit :rolleyes:
 
The fact is that no car driver is taught to drive on a motorway without doing an advanced driving course or similar. Just about everybody makes up their own rules or drives according to what they think they remember from the highway code while learning.
The knock on effect of that is everyone thinking what others do is wrong while what they do is right.
Is slowing down before exiting any worse than staying in the outside lane until past the 100 yard marker ?
My pet hate is middle lane hoggers but I've seen members of this forum who not only admit to doing it but defend their right to keep doing it.

We'll have discussions about this kind of thing until motorway driving becomes part of the driving test, which in my opinion, should have happened years ago
 
Agreed. Normal lane discipline should apply on 2-lane slip roads though i.e. keep left unless overtaking.
 
The fact is that no car driver is taught to drive on a motorway without doing an advanced driving course or similar. Just about everybody makes up their own rules or drives according to what they think they remember from the highway code while learning.
The knock on effect of that is everyone thinking what others do is wrong while what they do is right.
Is slowing down before exiting any worse than staying in the outside lane until past the 100 yard marker ?
My pet hate is middle lane hoggers but I've seen members of this forum who not only admit to doing it but defend their right to keep doing it.

We'll have discussions about this kind of thing until motorway driving becomes part of the driving test, which in my opinion, should have happened years ago

I did my pass plus and agree it is beneficial, not only financially in regards to insurance premiums but also awareness and confidence on the motorway. But there should also be a big dollop of common sense required too!;)
 
Is it just me, or do others get mildly annoyed by people who slow down before entering the slip road on the motorway.

I always thought people did this out of courtesy , to make it easier for me to get in front of them ? :confused: ;)
 
Dont have motorways in Cornwall.. :D
 
No , but i got my only speeding ticket ever on the A30 at Merrymeet !! :crazy:
 
The fact is that no car driver is taught to drive on a motorway without doing an advanced driving course or similar. Just about everybody makes up their own rules or drives according to what they think they remember from the highway code while learning.
The knock on effect of that is everyone thinking what others do is wrong while what they do is right.
Is slowing down before exiting any worse than staying in the outside lane until past the 100 yard marker ?
My pet hate is middle lane hoggers but I've seen members of this forum who not only admit to doing it but defend their right to keep doing it.

We'll have discussions about this kind of thing until motorway driving becomes part of the driving test, which in my opinion, should have happened years ago

Completely agree with you. The pass plus (referred to by Gina) should become a compulsory second stage to achieving a full licence. This would ensure learners receive proper instruction on motorway behaviour and night time driving.

What sometimes amazes me is the distance before a motorway exit that some people form the "orderly queue" in the nearside line. For junction 10 of the M42 which is near where I live, this sometimes starts before the one mile marker is reached. It also seems to be a condition of joining the line to agree to leave no more than one car's length between each vehicle regardless of speed.
 
I agree motorway driving should form some sort of driving instruction once passed the test and achieved a licence, but if I lived in the Shetland Isles it's a long way to get some motorway practice
 
, but if I lived in the Shetland Isles it's a long way to get some motorway practice


well much as I understand that statement, it actually is more important that these people get the chances to do that.

The roads round here are very dangerous and although the nanny state bang on about it being motorbikes and innapproproate speed, the interesting statistic they tend to gloss over are the head-ons, on straight seemingly impossible roads to have a head-on accident. And the fact that they are often people from islands who spend most of the time on single track road!

Coincidence?

It may cost, but if that costs helps people drive safely, then so what. Or are we a nation that actually defines safety in cost terms?

Just my view point. Same as you should take a re-test every so often so that you can be tested on todays level of traffic, not traffic 40years ago.
 
I agree motorway driving should form some sort of driving instruction once passed the test and achieved a licence, but if I lived in the Shetland Isles it's a long way to get some motorway practice

Not that far, it's only 300 miles.:eek:
 
well much as I understand that statement, it actually is more important that these people get the chances to do that.

The roads round here are very dangerous and although the nanny state bang on about it being motorbikes and innapproproate speed, the interesting statistic they tend to gloss over are the head-ons, on straight seemingly impossible roads to have a head-on accident. And the fact that they are often people from islands who spend most of the time on single track road!

Try driving around the fen roads local to me; put hair on your chest that will (possibly make you grow extra toes but that is purely a hypothetical synopsis). As I've said before, many a welcoming dyke willing to accept your speedy entrance
 

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