Extremely annoying things that try your patience

Laughing

Well-known member
Motorists who drive under 55mph on a motorway.
Apart from being annoying, it's dangerous. HGV have to overtake, usually taking a few miles to do so. Other motorists who drive a 70mph often have to slam on the brakes and swerve out of the way.
The issue there isn't the guy doing 55 it's the lorry drivers, you should perrhaps direct your ire at them.
 

uncle_rico

Well-known member
People who don't indicate, especially at roundabouts. I don't understand what is so hard, the little lever is about 1cm away from your hands. At what point from passing their test to not indicating do they think, I don't need to do that anymore? VVankers!
 

Rofesleg

Well-known member
The speed limit isn't a mandatory minimum.
If you have to slam on the brakes in those circumstances I would suggest the problem doesn't lie with the car travelling st 55mph.
 

The_Tiler

New member
The issue there isn't the guy doing 55 it's the lorry drivers, you should perrhaps direct your ire at them.
Lorry driver cannot go over 56mph, most only do between 52 and 54 with full. Come across a driver doing 53, and it becomes a problem trying either overtake, but can't on a hill, or sitting behind them and constantly braking when catching them up.
 

Laughing

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Lorry driver cannot go over 56mph, most only do between 52 and 54 with full. Come across a driver doing 53, and it becomes a problem trying either overtake, but can't on a hill, or sitting behind them and constantly braking when catching them up.
Still don't see the problem Tiler. A lorry that wants to pass, but can't, then don't same as car drivers have to do on A roads behind lorries.
 

Rofesleg

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Lorry driver cannot go over 56mph, most only do between 52 and 54 with full. Come across a driver doing 53, and it becomes a problem trying either overtake, but can't on a hill, or sitting behind them and constantly braking when catching them up.
Nah, you're just making it worse now.
 

Colgates_shaving_foam

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Lorry driver cannot go over 56mph, most only do between 52 and 54 with full. Come across a driver doing 53, and it becomes a problem trying either overtake, but can't on a hill, or sitting behind them and constantly braking when catching them up.
Is the lorry incapable of travelling at 53 like? Maybe it's some kind of scenario like in the film 'speed'?

Anyone who has to keep 'constantly braking' is an absolute liability and needs to grow up.
 

redblood

Well-known member
Pressing the remote control really hard and pointing it close to the telly when the obvious problem is the batteries are gone and you can’t ‘squeeze’ extra power . Makes you concede you’re silly
Been there, done that.

Sometimes through exasperation I tell the missus that the TV is foo*ed and we need a new one.
C'mon darlin you shed out for a new one.
 

The_Tiler

New member
Is the lorry incapable of travelling at 53 like? Maybe it's some kind of scenario like in the film 'speed'?

Anyone who has to keep 'constantly braking' is an absolute liability and needs to grow up.
No, lorry is not incapable of travelling at 53, unless going up a slight incline, then it can drop down to less that than that. That's why the lorry can catch up the car driving at 52 on a motorway, but then struggle to overtake it. Will have to drop back into Lane 1, sit behind the car. As it gathers speed again on cruise control, brake behind the car or attempt to overtake. But with any incline, it will struggle. The whole scenario starts again.
If car drivers drove at a steady 56, that would eradicate the problem.
It's something that annoys me, but not everyone else.
 

Randy

Well-known member
People who think indicators are an optional extra on the German car they are driving.
People who drive the kids to school instead of walking with them, especially when they live in the same village or even estate as the school.
People who ask for a steak to be cooked medium rare and then moan it hasn't been cooked enough (also applies to tuna steaks, duck, pheasant).
 

Estonboy

Active member
Drivers that indicate as they turn the corner. Don't both I know you're turning now, Dipstick!

The clue is in the description you are 'indicating' your maneuver.
 

dooderooni

Well-known member
Indicating or the lack thereof is definitely one of mine. I think the more you pay for your car, the less equipment you get.
Also, people for whom the speed limit seems optional. Driving the A66 daily reveals loads of them that like to do 55mph on the 70 stretch then they decide 50 isn't enough and go at 60 plus when they reach the 50mph section.
 

SmallTown

Well-known member
Indicating or the lack thereof is definitely one of mine. I think the more you pay for your car, the less equipment you get.
Also, people for whom the speed limit seems optional. Driving the A66 daily reveals loads of them that like to do 55mph on the 70 stretch then they decide 50 isn't enough and go at 60 plus when they reach the 50mph section.
Indicating is a big one for me too. It's not hard to do, and it's probably wise before sending 2 tonnes of metal on a different path to the one it's on. I think there should be higher penalities for none indicators
 
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