meic wrote:I think that we should embrace the new name wholeheartedly.
Hugbearfreak sounds so cuddly.
Was it Starsky & Hutch that had Huggy Bear in? Or is my memory playing tricks again?
Paul Power wrote:What you suggest in b, I find highly offensive...
Tonyf33 wrote:I was annoyed with myself because i'm usually at the 30mph or maybe 1 or 2 over but also annoyed with the lack of clear signage. We had driven along a dual carriagway that was clearly marked at 40mph, crossed over a railway crossing and carried on, the road loses it's dividing section but is still 2 lanes either side. Now if this stretch is 30mph then should not a change in speed limit be marked as such especially on the same road?
EdinburghFixed wrote:adinigel wrote:I would have considered you were both innocent parties right up until the 'squirt of the brakes bit'.
Driving close behind someone and sounding your horn in impatience is innocent? I'm glad I don't have to ride near you
Where did I suggest the tailgater was an innocent party?EdinburghFixed wrote:adinigel wrote:EdinburghFixed wrote:Protecting 'true' innocents is small consolation if we go under someone's wheels because they didn't give us enough room...
and reducing the space even further by 'giving a squirt on the brakes' makes you safer in what way? I would have thought that would make you less safe!
So if we sped up, could we increase the space and be safer? I think they will likely hold position either way.
I would agree with you...EdinburghFixed wrote:My experience (in the car and on the bike) is that you can often make people drop back by slowing down, as they realise they aren't going to be able to bully past. If not, at least the speed of the confrontation has been reduced - wouldn't you rather be going at 10mph with someone six feet off your wheel, than at 25mph?
I would rather they passed me and involve someone else. In the car, the general advice is to increase the distance between yourself and the car in front to 4 seconds so that you don't have to brake hard thus minimising the likelihood of teh vehicle behind going into the back of you. Perhaps I interpreted your use of the words 'quick squirt' wrongly. I interpreted 'quick squirt' as more of a stab on the brakes.EdinburghFixed wrote:
So in a sense, I'm saying I'd rather be hit on my own terms. Which does sound bizarre!
It does indeed. I'd rather not be hit at all.EdinburghFixed wrote:My initial dilemma was more about motivation than deed though. I wanted him to back off but I didn't brake with saintly motives, part of it was anger at being placed in a vulnerable position and I wanted to strike back. So much of what is being said does apply.
EdinburghFixed wrote:....So are my girlfriend and I not innocent, just because we happen to be the targets?
EdinburghFixed wrote:Protecting 'true' innocents is small consolation if we go under someone's wheels because they didn't give us enough room...
EdinburghFixed wrote:Horrible though it sounds, given the choice between being run down and someone else being run down, I know what I'd prefer!
EdinburghFixed wrote:....I gave a squirt of the brakes, as I would if someone was tailgating, and offered a sort of generalised wave of displeasure (not a rude sign!).....
EdinburghFixed wrote:Whenever I hear a story like this, I can't help but think, would you do the same in your car?....
2Tubs wrote:And something to do with the leader of the Council being banned for 3 months after being caught by speed cameras.....
meic wrote:I think that young drivers are already subject to a similar set up.
They only get 6 points before a ban.
Tonyf33 wrote:I fully agree with removal of fixed speed cameras, totally indiscriminate, doesn't take into account road conditions, amount of traffic etc. In the wrong circumstances 20mph on a 30mph road is far more dangerous than 35-40 in others.
My last encounter was last Christmas day. Driving along a dual carriageway at 9:30am. Not another car, no pedestrians on the pavement, nothing.
2 other Dual Carriageways in the city are 40mph or so I thought I remembered(i was visiting my family'back home' & never drove a car before I left)
Anyway there was no speed limit signs & I got flashed doing 36. There wouldn't have even been a copper on that section at that time/date. I felt very aggrieved & let it be known at the speed seminar & letter to the local constabulary.