Cars overtaking while waiting to turn right

caveman

Member
Location
East Sussex.
Back when I learned to drive it was that the vehicle should be in the most appropriate gear for the situation to give maximum control of the speed of the vehicle. Or as my instructor put it, changing the position of the throttle pedal should always result in a change of speed... if you're using a too high gear then you're too near to idle speed for speed reduction & if you're using a too low gear then you're outside the power band to accelerate or close to the limiter as well as wasting fuel. This modern thing of driving "economically" by being in the highest gear possible is, in my opinion, wrong & is a false economy.
Correct.
But thinking you have to give it large with the right foot and change down to slow down, probably means you haven't been road reading and have gone past the point where you should of been in that gear anyways.
 

fenhayman

Member
The standard of driving in this country is some of the worst I’ve seen in the world! Driving on blue lights occasionally really makes you realise just how rarely if ever people check their rear view mirrors . It’s not an age thing either. Some drivers just haven’t a clue what’s happening around them. Ridding a motorcycle as mentioned does make you a better car driver. I can pretty much always say I know just as well what’s behind me as what’s in front . The amount of times I’ve indicated and pulled it the left to allow an emergency vehicle to pass to only find the 4 cars behind me all overtake me thinking what’s that Wally doing! You then see them panicking as they are blue lights and stop on blind corners or hills. A huge push for increased roads policing could really save lives and accident rates.
 

Tomr10

Member
My issue I have had this week is cars that won’t over take but are right up the arse of something making the gap massive, why not drop back for a overtake gap
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
As Amber on its own means stop, you're probably approaching the lights too fast in the first place.
What's with all the ideas on here of driving aggressively?
I'm appalled at some of the ideas on how to drive on a public road on a thread about other dick heads.
People need to start looking further ahead and driving defensively.
If you want to drive on your gears, book a day at Brands Hatch.
When approaching traffic lights I always double check my mirror to see how close the car behind is. Stopping on an Amber is OK as long as the person behind can as well!
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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