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  • Offline Becksy   gb

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    Psycho Driving
    on: March 27, 2022, 10:00:23 am
    March 27, 2022, 10:00:23 am
    Lovely day for a ride yesterday, I’m sure lots of people got out, bizarrely warm for the time of year.  Had a nice ride out over to Market Harborough, uppington, oundle, Huntingdon and back.

    However, witnessed the most psychopath driving I have ever seen. I came round a corner onto a short stretch of straight rode, HGV coming the other way, transit van behind decides to overtake, hasn’t seen me probably, or rather hasn’t looked properly.  I have time to evaluate, he must surely clock me, but doesn’t slow. By this time I am already slowing down, I brake and pull over to the side of the road to stop from being hit head on as he completes the overtake and pulls in. Nice.

    Then would you believe it, similar happens later not much further on, this time a BMW SUV doing the overtake, I just had to roll off to avoid that one.

    Must have been the weather, so warm for March that people unable to cope and sends them mad. Or it’s the fens and they are all mad over there anyway…who knows.

    Be careful out there!
    Last Edit: March 27, 2022, 10:01:42 am by Becksy

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    Re: Psycho Driving
    Reply #1 on: March 28, 2022, 01:51:28 pm
    March 28, 2022, 01:51:28 pm
    I know round there quite well part of the Leicestershire TT!

    To be honest I've noted the standard of driving dropped over the lockdowns people running Red lights as they know there was not traffic and so on.

    Last Friday heading from Lutterworth to Market Harborough, two cars in front of me loads of time and space to get round started to overtake the first car as he moved out then indicated then looked  :005: brakes and let the car get on with it a mile later he turns off! FFS!It’s at all the right things just in the wrong order.

    I guess as bikers we get a sixth sense on what’s going to happen.

    lets be careful out there!
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    Re: Psycho Driving
    Reply #2 on: March 28, 2022, 02:08:21 pm
    March 28, 2022, 02:08:21 pm
    I work in Dewsbury, the Asian drivers, young lads in particular have a bad habit of racing to junctions and sticking 2 foot of the bonnet out in to the road before stopping to see if there's anything coming, and, I suspect, to force people to stop and let them out. It makes my arse twitch when I'm in the car, you'd end up with a heart attack on a bike, riding the length of Bradford road, with all the side roads..  :232:

    I deal with a lot of older Asian chaps and when you speak with them they say they have a problem too, the say, young Asian lads have too much testosterone and think they're king of the road but they'll grow out of it. Lets hope we all survive their growing up period. :013: :008:

    I did a hazard awareness course (civilian riders course) with South Yorkshire Police, a few years back.. flipping great day out and learned so much about planning ahead and what is, or could be, a hazard by the time you get to it.. not sure if the still do them.

    Keep yer eyes peeled chaps & chapesses  :054: :305:

       
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    Re: Psycho Driving
    Reply #3 on: March 28, 2022, 05:49:27 pm
    March 28, 2022, 05:49:27 pm
    Strangely - I was out for the first time a week ago, and approaching an open LH bend - had the pleasure of watching the lead of two cars - straighten out the bend and was still full on my side of the road when he suddenly saw me !!!! They don't look-  they rely upon 'registering a car in their peripheral vision'.   Anything less than that - and they miss it.


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    Re: Psycho Driving
    Reply #4 on: March 31, 2022, 09:36:46 pm
    March 31, 2022, 09:36:46 pm
    I have to agree with all this, up here in Huddersfield u get a bunch of people going crazy in the town, but what REALLY, REALLY grinds my gears is people doing 30s in 50s and so on. Many times it's been proven that it's the speed differential that kills, not just speed on it's own, when I'm coming around a 60mph bend at 40 and have to slam on my brakes, because the car in front is doing 20mph for no apparent reason, you know you got a problem. Same on the motorways... People doing 45-50mph in the middle lanes... If you don't feel competent doing motorway speeds on the motorway, get off of them, they are not for you... Not even going to mention the van that drove literally 5 miles with people flashing at him because he had his indicators on and was driving in a very misleading fashion.

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    Re: Psycho Driving
    Reply #5 on: April 09, 2022, 09:07:37 am
    April 09, 2022, 09:07:37 am
    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
    Strangely - I was out for the first time a week ago, and approaching an open LH bend - had the pleasure of watching the lead of two cars - straighten out the bend and was still full on my side of the road when he suddenly saw me !!!! They don't look-  they rely upon 'registering a car in their peripheral vision'.   Anything less than that - and they miss it.

    I would disagree with you on one point....they don't use peripheral vision......they just look two feet in front of the bonnet

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    Re: Psycho Driving
    Reply #6 on: April 19, 2022, 09:57:23 pm
    April 19, 2022, 09:57:23 pm
    Boy, you islanders sure seem to have some reckless drivers. Here in the States everyone follows the rules and laws :745:
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