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Re: Indicating

Post by Andi_Archer » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:52 pm

You can tell who in front is driving too close the brake lights are on and off like a feckin Christmas Tree.

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Re: Indicating

Post by Tonibe63 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:05 pm

Yes it's annoying but I'm sure we all do something wrong occasionally.
On the positive side if we've all seen it at least we don't get drawn in to making assumptions about a driver's intentions ....... which was lucky for the biker I saw on Friday who had left his indicator on, fortunately the car driver didn't pull out on him.
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Re: Indicating

Post by Beepee » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:21 pm

I'm a Mercedes driver ! A Sprinter. I regularly did 60k a year in the van plus mileage on my bike and in my car. I'm surprised my indicator stick hasn't fallen off. I suppose thats quality build for you. Yesterday I'm on the bike, nice quick road leading to a big usually quiet knee down type roundabout, whats this guy braking back here for ( New Volvo 4x4 thingy). Then he just stops and pulls up onto the grass ffs! Now I'm at the roundabout 5th gear 4th, 3rd, 2nd and stop. Then the van casually goes from the middle of the road and takes first left, meaning I didnt actually need to stop. 2 in 2mins ! I shouted at him and he swerved with fright lol

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Re: Indicating

Post by SteveW » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:43 am

What about those impatient fuck-wits in lane two of a three lane motorway that just stick on their right hand indicator as a line of cars are overtaking them without waiting for a safe gap first?
"I'm coming out buddy, I've got my indicator on so I've got right of way"

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Re: Indicating

Post by vRSG60 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:43 am

SteveW wrote:What about those impatient fuck-wits in lane two of a three lane motorway that just stick on their right hand indicator as a line of cars are overtaking them without waiting for a safe gap first?
"I'm coming out buddy, I've got my indicator on so I've got right of way"
Probably the same drivers who think it's their God given right to just pull off the slip road onto the motorway without a thought of giving way.
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Re: Indicating

Post by Mike101 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:46 am

Think it's bad here?
I've just come back from a week in Menorca. In a week with a hire cra not once did I see any indicators used on the whole island.
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Re: Indicating

Post by yoda » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:06 am

might work better for some people if they could get an indicator app for their phone/tablet they might notice it on there while they're driving then :whistle:
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Re: Indicating

Post by HarveyCamm » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:46 am

Must be something wrong with my indicators - they only work half of the time :woohoo:
I'll just go now :whistle:

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Re: Indicating

Post by Andi_Archer » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:07 am

Yes but they are twice as bright to make up for it (thumbs)

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Re: Indicating

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:31 am

Decco wrote:I had a ROSPA evaluation a few weeks ago van driving.

Seriously the biggest waste of time ever!

The indicating when I didn't have to cropped up! WTF are these people trying to tech, it, does no harm to do so and covers your base if you have missed someone who will benefit from seeing your indication, ROSPA should get a grip IMPO.

The assessor picked up on my road positioning and asked if I was a biker, this was all good apparently.

I found the whole 4 hours a real waste of my time, we got back to work and she asked me if I had learnt anything from our drive.
The instructor was basically telling me to play silly games on the motorway, if you want more detail I'll provide it, but she was saying I should be tapping my brakes to get the car behind to slow down to control the space behind me, in the outside lane sorry no!, propper fuckwittery if you ask me.

Any ROPSPA members on here want to defend that?

After that assessment ROSPA can keep themselves to themselves, I've been driving plenty of years now without incident and their advise will get you into bother or the victim of a road rage attack. Follow their advice to the letter at your own risk , just wear a camera to !

The Safe and Efficient Driving (SAFED) they teach truck drivers now is a joke: Don't use the gearbox to slow down, use the brakes...which works on a test vehicle but as the driver of the tipper lorry which crashed in Bath a few years ago now knows, is a really stupid technique is you are loaded.

"Gears to go, brakes to slow"

Modern trucks are mostly fitted with a variety of secondary braking systems including exhaust brakes, engine brakes and transmission retarders....but according to SAFED, you shouldn't use any of these...

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