pwa wrote:Just to answer the title question directly, I don't think most drivers do think that is acceptable. I believe that a dangerous minority do.
Yes, I think you are correct. It's the bad ones we notice more of course. In my rural Norfolk, I notice what seems to be a distinct 2 'types' of motorist, particularly when cycling on a narrow lane with oncoming traffic - there are those that pull over and stop to let me through(nice, and they get a friendly thank you wave), and the others (and I sometimes wonder if they've even seen me) who just blunder on at great speed, and if I don't make a move towards the edge I'm in real danger! It happens when I'm driving also..... One day on a lane with 'passing places' my car was being followed by 2 others, 'Lady' decided she wouldn't pull into the passing place on her side of road and just kept coming. It was like a TV sit-com, I got out (as did she) and she said "I've already waited for someone at the last one, it's my turn now!" To which I said, "well there's 3 cars, wouldn't it be easier if you reversed back to the passing place" we all waited patiently until she saw sense The daft thing is that in her 'hurry' she wasted several minutes.