car behaviour when joining a main carriageway

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Re: car behaviour when joining a main carriageway

Post by Tonibe63 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:27 am

How many of us have had a driving lesson that includes motorway experience? HGV's do.
It's incredible how often cars attempt to join the carriageway doing less than 50mph when there is nothing in front of them, we should be taught that the main users of lane 1 (hgv's) will most likely be doing 56mph so get up to that speed before attempting to merge.
If you cannot merge you can use the hard shoulder for a short distance to avoid a collision.
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Re: car behaviour when joining a main carriageway

Post by FatFreddy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:47 pm

Richard Simpson Mark II wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:38 pm
the ones that really get me are those who join the M-way then cross the 2 inner lanes directly and with no rear observation to take their position in the 'fast lane' cos they are dynamic and thrusting alpha males with cars with maker's names beginning with one of the first two letters of the alphabet.
These will be the same drivers that play the reaction test game = drive in groups of six, each no further than a foot from the car in front at 90mph. Eyes fixed on the brake lights of the vehicle ahead because to drop back and look any further ahead would be a sign of weakness.
As we all know, if you allow even the slightest gap between yourself and the driver in front, they will reach their destination 0.1 seconds before you and you are therefore a complete and total loser.

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Re: car behaviour when joining a main carriageway

Post by Peirre » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:18 am

Ive lost count of the number of times I’ve driven down the motorway in a truck and had to give a toot on the horn to make drivers aware of my presence as they are fixated on the door mirrors while joining the road and not looking over their shoulder to notice the 65ft 44t truck alongside them.

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Re: car behaviour when joining a main carriageway

Post by ollydog » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:30 am

and when joining the motorway its a give way like any other junction

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