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#511636 - 03/05/18 09:45 PM A near miss
Felix42 Offline
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Shot this in Henley on my dash cam. Silly blighter!

https://youtu.be/J5wu3NwtHF0
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#511637 - 03/05/18 09:52 PM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
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Thank goodness you were going along steadily - idiot it did look like a school run bus !!
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#511644 - 03/05/18 11:32 PM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
twotribes Offline
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Probably someone from Kent - giving way to cars already on a roundabout seems to have become optional for a certain 'class' of driver. I see it daily & that is not an exaggeration. By contrast, we notice standards in Dorset are nowhere near as anti-social.
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#511651 - 04/05/18 07:20 AM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
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In Bucks they will be the elderly person going at a steady 40 mph whatever the speed limit. Plus they always have right of way!
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#511653 - 04/05/18 07:29 AM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
Stewart S Offline
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Sadly that sort of thing happens on a daily basis now on my commute to and from work

The roads are just so congested and the traffic so constant that stupid people no longer wait and instead pull out when there is the merest of gaps or when there isn’t a gap and completely misjudge it

I don’t know what the answer is and my prediction is it’s going to get worse - more cars, more idiots or unsafe drivers
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#511654 - 04/05/18 07:37 AM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
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Silly blighter indeed. Must get a dash cam.
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#511657 - 04/05/18 08:05 AM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
Roger Tapley Offline
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Stuart there are good drivers in Kent !! This person needs an advanced driving or rospa course re tests every 5 years might focus the mind!
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#511661 - 04/05/18 08:18 AM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
brownbaker Offline

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I notice alot of people have a problem turning their heads!
Probably best vechile to drive is a battered old Landie they will stay out of the way.
When I go to Manchester I am watching all the time for the deliberate accident people which is rife . I never exit a junction until the person coming towards you makes the turn. Even if they flash you.

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#511973 - 06/05/18 02:28 PM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
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Very worrying ! I wonder wether the people with no necks to turn will accept the dash cams evidence or wether they will still deny it happened ?
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#512004 - 06/05/18 05:41 PM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
Neilda Offline
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Happens a lot in my corner of Surrey - a huge number of drivers, normally elderly, have absolutely no idea how a mini roundabout works. They will either sit there until there is no traffic at all, or just shoot out.
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#512379 - 09/05/18 09:31 AM Re: A near miss [Re: Stewart S]
howard Offline
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Originally Posted By Stewart S
Sadly that sort of thing happens on a daily basis now on my commute to and from work

The roads are just so congested and the traffic so constant that stupid people no longer wait and instead pull out when there is the merest of gaps or when there isn’t a gap and completely misjudge it



Reckon thats the truth. In the London area where this video was shot, the overcrowding is so bad that its "survival of the fittest". I notice it every time I visit my daughter in Ashtead - there is just no way that anyone gives way to anyone else as they do ( sometimes) back here.

And the worst of it in one way is that whilst you used to be able to rely on civilised polite behaviour from the fair sex, thats no longer the case. Young women in three door hatches are just as bad as young men.

Personally it washed over me and I dont toot the horn or gesture or even swear to myself. But oddly, SWMBO who does most of the driving these days, has taken over the role of critiquing other road users.

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#512381 - 09/05/18 09:42 AM Re: A near miss [Re: howard]
Hamwich Offline

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Originally Posted By howard


Reckon thats the truth. In the London area where this video was shot, the overcrowding is so bad that its "survival of the fittest". I notice it every time I visit my daughter in Ashtead - there is just no way that anyone gives way to anyone else as they do ( sometimes) back here.


True when driving a Tin Top, but I find when I'm out in the Morgan people are always letting me out and/or giving way to me. I always make sure I give them an extra cheery wave of thanks.
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#512382 - 09/05/18 09:55 AM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Originally Posted By howard
Young women in three door hatches are just as bad as young men.

Frequently they are worse!
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#512385 - 09/05/18 10:27 AM Re: A near miss [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
madmax Offline
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By howard
Young women in three door hatches are just as bad as young men.

Frequently they are worse!


Hormones ?????!
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#512386 - 09/05/18 10:34 AM Re: A near miss [Re: madmax]
twotribes Offline
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Originally Posted By madmax
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By howard
Young women in three door hatches are just as bad as young men.

Frequently they are worse!


Hormones ?????!


I think you'll find that testosterone is still the most dangerous hormone when it comes to driving behaviours.

However, I'd still rather deal with an aggressive driver than an indecisive one. The first is predictable and you can keep/get out their way. The second one gives you no clue what random stupidity they are about to perform.
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#512388 - 09/05/18 11:27 AM Re: A near miss [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
DaveW Offline
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By howard
Young women in three door hatches are just as bad as young men.

Frequently they are worse!


I can usually shrug this off, especially in the Plus 4, but the Roadster is more challenging when you know it will despatch most things in daily driving.

I still smile about an encounter with a biker girl in a Golf GTI on the A38 a long while ago. It was at a roundabout where lane 2 & 3 is for the A38. I happened to chose Lane 3. Alongside in lane 2 came tatooed smoking biker girl, window down and music on, and lowered suspension.

I still didn't twig what was about to unfold. The lights went green and it was suddenly Santa Pod. With a screech of tyres and cloud of smoke she launched it............................

How could I resist that, even with MrsW in the car, it was just irresistable. I could only hold position around the roundabout, but we got straightened up, I floored it and hit the limiter in second and third gear and she was a dot...........
So childish and so satisfying at the same time.

We had an interaction with a big Jag estate on Monday out in the wilds. He was close up as we turned onto a long straight stretch of deserted country road. I gave it the beans to see what he had, and he couldn't keep up. I slowed for a level crossing (we still have them) and gave it the beans again, He still couldn't keep up, so I backed off and of course he came past at a rate of knots......... evil
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#512401 - 09/05/18 01:18 PM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
Alan Patterson Offline
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A daily occurrence at the double mini-roundabouts at the end of our road. Drivers have a tendency to notice the first, then drive straight over the second. We have tried to get the local council to reconfigure the junction with a single roundabout (there is room), however their response has always been that there is a telephone box on the corner which would need moving. We've just come past the junction and, hey presto, the telephone box was being removed!! It maybe the first step towards a solution (but I won't hold my breath).
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#512511 - 10/05/18 02:57 AM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
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Somebody just not paying attention.
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#512538 - 10/05/18 10:04 AM Re: A near miss [Re: Felix42]
Alistair Offline
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You should try Basingstoke for bad roundabout etiquette. With so many roundabouts you get to see all the poor activities in a short space of time.

Creeping out when busy - almost all the car on the roundabout.
Jumping - just going for it when there is not really a gap.
Indicating - no, you have to be kidding, none of that.
Straight Lining - not bothering to follow any arc leading to sudden swerves.

Quite a lot of diesel on the approaches leading to some interesting braking and wheel spinning when damp.

Late nights you can even see a bit of drifting on some of the bigger roundabouts. Quite a spectator sport.

A few of them have had a surprise when Aero has left them for dead clearing the roundabout.
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