On the road today

I had to follow a tractor for a bloody long way a few months ago. He wasn't the brightest sort because the name of their business is stencilled very neatly on their machinery and it's impossible to confuse it with anyone else as it is very distinctive.

You have to pull in and let people pass as soon as you can find a safe spot. Trouble is, there are a lot of wanger car drivers who will get impatient and attempt a crazy overtake otherwise.

Doesn't put the industry in a good light.
 
I had to follow a tractor for a bloody long way a few months ago. He wasn't the brightest sort because the name of their business is stencilled very neatly on their machinery and it's impossible to confuse it with anyone else as it is very distinctive.

You have to pull in and let people pass as soon as you can find a safe spot. Trouble is, there are a lot of wanger car drivers who will get impatient and attempt a crazy overtake otherwise.

Doesn't put the industry in a good light.
Totally agree with this...

But... and there is always a but, don't forget the "nervous overtaker" who needs a 3 mile overtake space to go past a tractor... :unsure:
 

TheTallGuy

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Cambridgeshire
Totally agree with this...

But... and there is always a but, don't forget the "nervous overtaker" who needs a 3 mile overtake space to go past a tractor... :unsure:
I had that yesterday - I ended up overtaking 6 vehicles in a line that wouldn't overtake a self propelled sprayer on a straight road with good visibility & no side roads to worry about. I never thought I would be doing that in my clapped out underpowered Fiesta! I only wish I had the dashcam running... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
 

melted welly

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DD9.
Totally agree with this...

But... and there is always a but, don't forget the "nervous overtaker" who needs a 3 mile overtake space to go past a tractor... :unsure:

I’ve become rather intolerant of this in recent years and now gradually slow to a halt if the road is straight and clear. Generally they’ve overtaken and moved off by the time I get there back to speak to them.
 

DrWazzock

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Location
Lincolnshire
And there are the people in the Fiat Punto who pullout and creep past my combine ever so slowly without a care in the world into the face of an oncoming HGV who is standing on his air horn and you have to pull hard over onto the verge to let them squeeze through 3 abreast and you think to yourself how the hell did these people survive this long on the roads. Are they completely blind or something?
 

Bogweevil

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I had the pleasure today of following a tractor for 18 miles not once did he pull over to let people past , admittedly I was towing a caravan but come on it doesn't do our industry any favors holding our customers up for so long !!!
So if you were the driver of John Deere HN18 PXY towing a claas rake from Yarnbrook to East Knoyle please be a bit more considerate...
I have never cared for anything north of Warminster, but East Knoyle? They should have known better.
 

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