From: Derek Geldard on 2 Aug 2010 07:03
On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 11:32:13 +0100, "GT" <a(a)b.c> wrote:
>Of course, not all motorways have 3 lanes. When the L2 hogger doesn't know
>that you are behind them, what are you supposed to do? Obviously, the
>correct answer is wait patiently behind them until they move back to the
>correct L1, but after sitting there for 5 minutes moving from their left to
>right mirrors and they still haven't moved, what then??
5 minutes ? As long as that ?
Are you suffering from a terminal illness or somesuch ? :-)
Your only choice is to wait . End of.
What would say to the judge / cops if whilst pissing through on his
inside giving him a "fly past" finishing with a "Batman" swoop across
his bow ( IGWS just to attract his attention) you clipped his car and
caused a multiple fatality on the other carriageway when he spun off.
From: GT on 2 Aug 2010 07:07
"Phil Bradby" <nospam(a)nospam.com> wrote in message
> On quiet motorways, I've long since given up sweeping out to L3 and then
> all the way back to L1 to overtake an idiot bumbling along needlessly in
> L2 - now I just undertake the selfish buggers.
I frequently see 1 car in L1 doing maybe 60 and then a stream of cars in L2
doing 65-70. The L2 'convoy' trails back for 10+ car lengths, but they all
just sit there in L2. There is no reason for them all to be in L2 - they are
not overtaking anything. They should be in L1 and pull out to L2 to pass the
slower L1 car when they get close enough. Once they are finished overtaking
the slower car in L1, they should pull back into L1, but they don't - they
just stay in L2 in a long line with nothing in the inside lane.
Problem is that the L2 convoy eventually catches up with another line of L2
hoggers, only that line of hoggers are doing 3mph slower, so some of the
chasing pack just slow down and tag onto the end of the new L2 queue making
it much longer, but a few of our 65-70 drivers move out to L3 to 'crawl'
past the new, longer L2 line. The L3 faster 70+ cars (who had been happily
drivng past occasionally) now start to pile up behind the L2 drivers from
the catching queue who have recently moved into L3. We then have a in L3
along side the L2 line, but nobody in L1. Eventually, the rolling roadblock
will arrive behind a slow car on L2 who is passing a slower lorry on L1 -
the L2 cars then all have to slow down or force their way into L3.
The L2 cars can't pull out into L3 because of the queue that they have
caused in that lane, so they have effectively slowed themselves down by
leaving themselves nowhere to go. If they had pulled into L1 when they
weren't overtaking anything then the faster cars in L3 would have just gone
past and there would be no traffic preventing the 65-70 cars from overtaking
the slow car and truck.
From: boltar2003 on 2 Aug 2010 07:30
On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 12:03:01 +0100
Derek Geldard <dgg(a)miniac.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>Your only choice is to wait . End of.
If you're an anal retentive.
From: Adrian on 2 Aug 2010 07:36
Derek Geldard <dgg(a)miniac.demon.co.uk> gurgled happily, sounding much like
they were saying:
> What would say to the judge / cops if whilst pissing through on his
> inside giving him a "fly past" finishing with a "Batman" swoop across
> his bow ( IGWS just to attract his attention) you clipped his car and
> caused a multiple fatality on the other carriageway when he spun off.
Probably about the same as if you did it via the other side.
From: Adrian on 2 Aug 2010 07:36
"GT" <a(a)b.c> gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying:
>>>>> Since it is both illegal and dangerous, apart from bravado at
>>>>> breaking the law &/or showing off your motive is ?
>>>> It is neither illegal nor dangerous./
>>> It is illegal to overtake on the left, unless you are on a 1 way
>>> street or the car is turning right.
>> What about in queued traffic where there are multiple lanes?
> Yes - slow moving traffic too. I don't know how we define 'slow moving'
I'd quite like to know how you're defining "illegal", too.