From: Zimmy on 13 May 2010 07:47
"ChelseaTractorMan" <mr.c.tractor(a)hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
> On Thu, 13 May 2010 11:53:55 +0100, "Zimmy" <z(a)y.x> wrote:
>>> er, no. I'm talking about sensible change.
>>Why should it be 'sensible' to override lines but not lights?
> because conceding priority to others aids traffic flow and encourages
> good natured driving.
It certainly doesn't always aid traffic flow as I and others have explained
elsewhere, it can impede the traffic behind you and it can cause accidents
as you may not be aware of everything around you that is happening, but I
can see you are a lost cause on this one.
From: ChelseaTractorMan on 13 May 2010 07:56
On Thu, 13 May 2010 12:47:01 +0100, "Zimmy" <z(a)y.x> wrote:
>> because conceding priority to others aids traffic flow and encourages
>> good natured driving.
>It certainly doesn't always aid traffic flow
not "always" but often.
Mike. .. .
Gone beyond the ultimate driving machine.
From: Phil Bradby on 13 May 2010 14:56
Steve Firth wrote:
> Dunno, I sometimes sit waiting for a queue of traffic to pass before I
> turn right into my drive or, at another location, into the place where
> I'm working.
There is nothing more selfish than bastards like you who hold up a long
line of cars behind you (with drivers already frustrated from the last
half-dozen hold-ups they've just sat through, all caused by the same
selfishness), waiting to turn right into their drives on a very busy
street in rush hour, all for the sake of driving a few hundred yards
round the block and turning left into the drive.
From: Hugo Nebula on 13 May 2010 15:47
[Default] On Sun, 9 May 2010 10:33:21 -0700 (PDT), a certain
chimpanzee, FrengaX <hnkjqrh02(a)sneakemail.com>, randomly hit the
keyboard and wrote:
>People don't use their mirrors. I've lost count of the times that the
>car in front of me will slow right down from a reasonable speed to
>allow someone out when, if only they'd looked, they'd have seen an
>empty road behind (apart from one car - me). Why inconvenience
>themselves and me when there's absolutely no need?
A variation is when a car has no-one behind them, but still slows down
to allow someone to turn in front of them. A woman couldn't understand
last week when I refused to turn right in front of her, but preferred
to wait until she'd gone and the road was clear.
The flip-side of this is when people _expect_ you to yield priority to
them. It's a symptom of what I call 'aggressive politeness'.
"If no-one on the internet wants a piece of this,
just how far from the pack have I strayed"?
From: Harry Bloomfield on 15 May 2010 17:58
Zimmy was thinking very hard :
> It certainly doesn't always aid traffic flow as I and others have explained
> elsewhere, it can impede the traffic behind you and it can cause accidents as
> you may not be aware of everything around you that is happening, but I can
> see you are a lost cause on this one.
A sensible driver who is paying attention and correctly weighing up the
situation can dramatically speed up the flow by giving way, holding
back from a restricted bit of road etc..
Harry (M1BYT) (L)