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"Any BMW, Audi or Masadies driver is in my opinion probably obnoxious dangerous and should not be on the road oh yes and usually male aged 55 to 75."

That's a lot of us told, then - I think. Spelling, grammar and punctuation is plainly not the lady's strong point; nor, I suspect, is driving...
 

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Quote from the comments:

"Any BMW, Audi or Masadies driver is in my opinion probably obnoxious dangerous and should not be on the road oh yes and usually male aged 55 to 75."

That's a lot of us told, then - I think. Spelling, grammar and punctuation is plainly not the lady's strong point; nor, I suspect, is driving...


About right !
 

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Wrong. It's lorries going 60.5MPH pulling out into the middle lane to overtake another lorry (or worse, a few of them) going 60MPH.

Infuriating!
 

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We all know that Mercedes drivers tend to be "Kings of the Outside Lane", but you would have to be blind to not notice that Beemer and Audi drivers are far worse.

I think this is the general driving public's perception, and it's difficult to argue when there are glaring examples of tool-like driving from the Bavarian Boys every day.

It's an old article, but worth mentioning that CAR magazine once spent a couple of weeks with the crews of a motorway Patrol car, to see what the job entailed day-to-day. They were surprisingly candid with their opinions of motorway (and other road) driving deficiencies that they encounter every day. No question from the journalists were swerved, it would seem.
But...one subject they would not be drawn on was if "certain" cars attract more police attention purely because of the reputation they have within the plod. We can infer from this that they DO have their opinions, and there will result in "certain" cars getting pulled more than others. Realistically, no Patrolman starts out on the first day of the job with opinions about what type of bell-end drives a particular car, so they must have acquired these opinions on-the-job.

So, next time you encounter a Patrolman in any social situation, ask him/her what they think of Beemer drivers. You'll get an informed opinion...
 

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"Any BMW, Audi or Masadies driver is in my opinion probably obnoxious dangerous and should not be on the road oh yes and usually male aged 55 to 75."


I resemble that remark :cool:
 

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I like the ones that speed up to stop you overtaking - always a problem in a 40 H.P. car!
 
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I suppose that it depends on how you define obnoxious.

The drivers that make me sigh are the ones who:
  • Drive around my area realllly slowly
  • Turn the last bend and see the sea which causes sharp braking
  • Park outside the ice cream parlour blocking my view of the road at a junction
  • Come to a complete halt in order to turn into the car park
  • Nervously touch the brakes every few seconds
  • Call me an ****hole when I overtake
  • Park outside the shop (on double yellows)
  • Park on the zig zags outside the shop when the spaces above are already taken
  • Don't thank me when I pull the dog into a gateway so that they can proceed without slowing down
  • Park in the turning area of the cul-de-sac as if it's an extension of their drive
I could go on but I'm concerned that I'm sounding like a whining bastard.
 

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I my area it’s cyclists, and not just 1 or 2. 95% of them.
Rides 3 wide , and now at night led
flashing lights coming at you would blind you. Even a local Police officer said he’s sick of them but
no resources to do much about it .
He has even been given the fingers
when he give them a quick blast of the siren.
 
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I suppose that it depends on how you define obnoxious.

The drivers that make me sigh are the ones who:
  • Drive around my area realllly slowly
  • Turn the last bend and see the sea which causes sharp braking
  • Park outside the ice cream parlour blocking my view of the road at a junction
  • Come to a complete halt in order to turn into the car park
  • Nervously touch the brakes every few seconds
  • Call me an ****hole when I overtake
  • Park outside the shop (on double yellows)
  • Park on the zig zags outside the shop when the spaces above are already taken
  • Don't thank me when I pull the dog into a gateway so that they can proceed without slowing down
  • Park in the turning area of the cul-de-sac as if it's an extension of their drive
I could go on but I'm concerned that I'm sounding like a whining bastard.

Forgot about the ones who park on the pavement outside their homes.

In every single case above the drivers are aged 60+ or 60++ and drive old people cars.
 

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My origins are from East London , where everybody tailgates
 

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I only do annoying things when i see annoying drivers, probably not the best reaction but hey ho.

i really dislike middle lane hoggers, especially when there is nothing to overtake for miles ahead, i wait patiently behind them thinking they would move, it just doesn't happen. So I normally overtake, sit in front of them in the middle lane and leave my left signal on, trying to force the message through :D
 

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i really dislike middle lane hoggers, especially when there is nothing to overtake for miles ahead, i wait patiently behind them thinking they would move, it just doesn't happen. So I normally overtake, sit in front of them in the middle lane and leave my left signal on, trying to force the message through :D

Why don't you pull back into the nearside lane if there's "nothing to overtake for miles ahead"? Doesn't that make you a "middle lane hogger" as well?
 

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Forgot about the ones who park on the pavement outside their homes.

In the entire Greater London area, you will get a nicking for parking on the kerb/pavement, unless the signs say you can...

Guess how I know?

My house has the Greater London Borough border going through my back garden. Unfortunately, the bit I drive on is "in"...
 

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Mrs Meldrew drives a Blue BMW... and parks on the pavement outside our home.

...one subject they would not be drawn on was if "certain" cars attract more police attention...

A very good friend is a retired traffic cop and once told me that on boring nights, they would play snooker over the radio with other traffic cops.

Stop a red car - 1 point. Then go for a colour, ideally black for 7 points. The make of car is immaterial, the colour is paramount.

At the time, I was regularly crossing the channel and often being stopped at customs in my red Mondeo. Once the car was changed for a silver Escort, I was never again stopped.
 

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when I take my little one swimming early on a Sunday morning before 8am,.there are some really narrow and windy roads in the Headley and Surrey hills areas that are unlit and have “runners“ (or should I say joggers ) using them and I'll be lucky if they can find it within themselves to manage a pace of more than around 10mph. Being the considerate runners that they are , they would never step aside and let a car go past , instead find themselves being tailed for a good 5 to 10 minute spell because there are many blind corners and since they are running so slow , it takes an age to get past a corner. you could find yourself late for the extortionate swimming lessons unless you allow 15 minutes extra for human traffic on the roads.
Some cyclists get an honourable mention too.
I definitely +1 brown bag with the lorry travelling at 51.7mph overtaking the lorry travelling at 51.69mph . And all other comments above too .
 

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Antisocial

Plenty pavement width left to walk past with a double buggy. Everyone in our street parks exactly the same. Pedestrians are not obstructed, while traffic can get past.

Antisocial? No.

PS - are you a Spirit Medium, it seems that you are channeling Dieselman? I get the feeling from recent replies that you have something against me - please drop it. TIA.
 
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Quote from the comments:

"Any BMW, Audi or Masadies driver is in my opinion probably obnoxious dangerous and should not be on the road oh yes and usually male aged 55 to 75."

That's a lot of us told, then - I think. Spelling, grammar and punctuation is plainly not the lady's strong point; nor, I suspect, is driving...

That's it, I am not going to sit in my rocking chair and be lectured to. I'm applying to have my age changed to 52( give me three years) I mean every Tom **** and Harry are changing from one thing or another. Please note from today I am officially 52 and not 64. Will have to get rid of the rocking chair and sit in the The Terminator(changed from The Beast, too many Beast's around) at least I can have a Massage everyday:D;)
 

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Mrs Meldrew drives a Blue BMW... and parks on the pavement outside our home.



A very good friend is a retired traffic cop and once told me that on boring nights, they would play snooker over the radio with other traffic cops.

Stop a red car - 1 point. Then go for a colour, ideally black for 7 points. The make of car is immaterial, the colour is paramount.

At the time, I was regularly crossing the channel and often being stopped at customs in my red Mondeo. Once the car was changed for a silver Escort, I was never again stopped.

When i was on traffic we were patrolling the A1, 2 o'clock in the morning, nothing about so we stopped the next car we saw. The driver got highly irate when we told him we'd only stopped him because we were bored
 

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