Driving in the Dear Green Place.

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Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby cachmagiro » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:57 pm

Health problems kept me off the road for ten years however, a year
ago I was well enough to start burning the old rubber again, so I got
me and my wifey a new car, and the two of us took to the highways
and byways of Glasgow.

Now in that gap of ten years I've noticed a huge increase in traffic levels on
all roads (which is only to be expected), but with driving standards that have
changed dramatically within, and around, the outskirts of that grand old city
of ours.

Roundabouts are a complete "every man for himself" joke, with incredible
aggressive "driver movement".
Aaaand what the hecks happened to "vehicles approaching from the
right on roundabouts have right of way"!!!!
Sheesh you take your honds in your life goin' roon they things, and the
bigger the roondabout the worse it seems to be.

There is one big issue that really puzzles me though ....on dual carriageways,
the majority of drivers, when approaching the afore-said :) roundabout, and whose
exit from the roundabout will be second or third, for some reason, slip into the
outside lane of the dual carriageway a mile or two before the actual roundabout itself.

This practice is routinely carried out even though the inside lane may be free
of cars, or lorries, which results in a line of traffic screaming up the outside
lane until that is, wan oh the derr devils says tae himsel, tae hang wae this, so
he/she (more he's than she's actually) decides to jump into the inside lane and
ends up "under-taking" the entire line of drivers, including the heed bummer
at the head of the fiasco.
I thought perhaps this action must be a new recommended driving manoeuvre by
the safe driving experts and as such, would be stated in the Highway Code,
but naw, it isnae in therr at-aw. Ahm still ferr puzzled wae that wan.

Speed is another big issue, speed limits appear to be totally ignored by, again,
the majority of drivers, (equally he's and she's this time) and the ironic thing is that
when these drivers approach Speed Traps (or accident preventers as I like to call them)
these very same drivers slow down to 20mph instead of the 30mph that's permitted,
resulting in tale-backs.

The worlds gone mad......maaaaaaaad I tell ya.

I will say though in closing, that I'd probably never have noticed these changes
in driving standards but for the decade of my non-driving, and no doubt I'd be
driving as everyone else does....with aggression.
Thinks....Naaah, nah ah widnae drive as if a've a bomb stuck up ma elkibeyond,
ah value ma life tae much.

Hah, that's made me feel better. (there's mair, but ah'm keepin ma gob shut noo)

Thanks for reading :D

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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Dave » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:39 pm

Hi Cashmagiro

Enjoy your freedom, sounds like you've been through the mill.

I pollute the great city with about 150miles of CO every day I work it (70% of working days) and understand what you deal with.

Be prepared to ignore the shite the arseholes give you and expect that you will encounter them EVERY time you go driving.

KR


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p.s. I hate those bastards that drive an inch of your bumper. Got me a new Mondeo and it is really hard to tell where they are, all you see is a spotty twat waving arms doing no use. lmao
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby BTJustice » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:58 am

And then there are the tools who drive about with their front fog lights on........... :evil: Is a switch too hard for you to understand?
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby My Kitten » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:20 am

BTJustice wrote:And then there are the tools who drive about with their front fog lights on........... :evil: Is a switch too hard for you to understand?


oh thats a pet hate of mine, and my singed retinas!
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Schiehallion » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:02 pm

My Kitten wrote:
BTJustice wrote:And then there are the tools who drive about with their front fog lights on........... :evil: Is a switch too hard for you to understand?


oh thats a pet hate of mine, and my singed retinas!


It's very often boy racers looking for a mate. When they're going down the road lights blazing that's them dazzling the burds with their impressive plumage and the deep rumble of repetitive bass notes emanating from a large speaker in the boot is no different to the booming throat of a bullfrog seeking a mate.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby BTJustice » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:54 pm

Schiehallion wrote:
My Kitten wrote:
BTJustice wrote:And then there are the tools who drive about with their front fog lights on........... :evil: Is a switch too hard for you to understand?


oh thats a pet hate of mine, and my singed retinas!


It's very often boy racers looking for a mate. When they're going down the road lights blazing that's them dazzling the burds with their impressive plumage and the deep rumble of repetitive bass notes emanating from a large speaker in the boot is no different to the booming throat of a bullfrog seeking a mate.


There are a lot of ricers doing it but in my experience its mostly older folk and mums on the school run thinking they are SAFER.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby blackhack » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:23 am

there seems to be an epidemic of people parking on the "wrong" side of the road therefore making themselves unable to see when leaving the parking space so they have to pull out blind causing oncoming traffic to stop or swerve round,its particulary annoying at night as the glare of the headlights is quite dangerous....gits
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby gap74 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:49 am

He-he, I had a woman in a Megane coupe cabrio thing pull out onto a roundabout in front of me yesterday without so much as turning her head to see if anyone was already on it - I was in no danger of hitting her, unless I deliberately didn't brake, but I thought I'd give her a flash of the old full beam anyways. She noticed this, turned around to face me (she was pretty much side-on to me by this point) and adopted the most amusing look of horror I've seen on anyone in ages - I think she genuinely believed she might actually die for a very split-second.

Well, it amused me at least, maybe she'll think twice before crashing onto roundabouts without looking!

But by far the worst bad driving habit in Glasgow is folk who sit needlessly in the middle or right-hand lane of the motorway when the inside lane is clear for miles. They just dawdle along totally oblivious to the fact that anyone coming up behind them has to veer across three lanes to get past them, then back in. I find myself sometimes just undertaking them these days in an effort to make a point, but I doubt they even notice - in fact, it'd probably be me that gets pulled over and ticked off for it, rather than them.

Where's the justice in this world, pish blah etc!
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mori » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:18 pm

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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby BTJustice » Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:42 pm

One of the guys in the VW club hit a pot hole last week and it did this to his front wheel;
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Compensation claim lodged with the cooncil so we will see what happens.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mori » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:17 pm

A circular i recieved today through email.


ALL CAR OWNERS AND CAR DRIVERS PLEASE READ

Be aware of new car-jacking scheme.

You walk across the car park, unlock your car and get inside. Then you lock all your doors, start the engine and shift or put into reverse. You look into the rear-view mirror to back out of your parking space and You notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window.

So, you shift the gear stick back into park or neutral, unlock your doors and jump out of your car to remove that paper or whatever it is that is obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car that is when the car-jackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off!! Your engine was running, you would have left your purse in the car and they practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.

BE AWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED IN GLASGOW AND MANCHESTER
AND IS MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY!!!!!!!!

Just drive away and remove the paper later! It is stuck to your Window and be thankful that you read this email. I hope you will forward this to friends and family especially to women! A purse contains all identification, and you certainly do NOT want someone getting your home address. They
already HAVE your keys!!!

I have been sent this warning and asked that it be distributed widely to alert everyone -

JUST BE AWARE AND TAKE CARE IT WILL PROBABLY SOON ARRIVE IN YOUR AREA

Brian Molloy
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:48 pm

It's hoax.

Imagine a Molloy making DC in an imaginary Force Intelligence Bureau.
"I before E, except after C" works in most cases but there are exceptions.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mark N » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:11 pm

Force Intelligence Bureau = F.I.B. ::):
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby cachmagiro » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:42 am

Mark N wrote:Force Intelligence Bureau = F.I.B. ::):



L O L :mrgreen:
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby BTJustice » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:56 pm

Wouldnt work in Glasgow anyway. It requires drivers to use their mirror before reversing and in my experience 99% of drivers are incapable of that.
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