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Another 'Grinds My Gears'

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RadioheadR6, 23 Sep 2009.

  1. RadioheadR6

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

    Posts: 169

    Middle lane merchants on the motorway!

    What is it about these morons. They sit in the middle lane, pootling along at 50mph or less when the inside lane is completely empty. Sometimes you get several of the brainless idiots acting like sheep in the middle lane.

    You can see traffic piling up behind them, and even if they are flashed they still insist on sitting there delaying everyone who drives normally...

    In my observations, these fools fall into 3 categories:

    1. OAP's
    2. Dizzy blonde middle aged women
    3. Of Asian origin

    Grr... Seems the police don't want to do anything about it from what I saw earlier today, yet I bet if I undertake on the inside lane they would pull me over...

    Middle lane merchants - NO!... Pull over to the inside lane or get off the motorway!! :mad::mad::mad:
     
  2. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 24 Sep 2005

    Posts: 33,365

    Racist!

    The only link between these fools is there stupidity. They slow the road down so much!
     
  3. tisonlyme

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Oct 2008

    Posts: 1,343

    Location: Daan Saaaf

    Or you could overtake them and get on with your journey?
     
  4. AHarvey

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Mar 2008

    Posts: 10,004

    Location: Stoke area

    move to the right hand lane and overtake?

    Only bothers me when you get those speedlimit enforcer type people next to each other in both overtaking lanes so you can't get past.

    Although, on and empty motorway I enjoy coming up behind people on the left, overtaking them in the middle and then straight back to left lane. 30% of the time it clicks and they move over :)
     
  5. The Dread Pirate

    Capodecina

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    Location: Outside in the bushes

    Or they could stay where they belong in the inside lane
     
  6. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,365

    Location: In a house

    But the middle lane is safest. I feel comfy, and there is room either side of me for others to get past!

    Why should i move for you? I love the middle lane. Its all warm and cosy. Oh, and its means I dont have to mess about with those big nasty trucks that are always in the left lane....

    I bet you are one of those people who drive right past stationary traffic at a merge, rather than Q up like everyone else....
     
  7. RadioheadR6

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

    Posts: 169


    That's the issue - It slows things down really badly. It seems to be worse in the South. The North definately has more senisble drivers on the motorway in my opinion...

    Either that or there are less cars ooop nooorf!
     
  8. rainbow6six

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Jan 2006

    Posts: 347

    Location: Frimley, Surrey

    They should be classed as too stupid to drive and have their licenses taken off them.
     
  9. Nitefly

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    But it isn't that simple - if you are happy doing 75 on a motorway and are stuck behind somebody doing 60 in the middle lane, then it can be very hard to overtake them during busy traffic, especially with a very busy fast lane. This effectively slows the whole road up as more cars suffer the same fate, and it isn't worth the risk to undertake.

    You get the similar effect when two lorries try to overtake each other.
     
  10. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

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    Are you serious?

    EDIT - probably not :p
     
    Last edited: 23 Sep 2009
  11. The Dread Pirate

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Aug 2007

    Posts: 15,793

    Location: Outside in the bushes

    Middle and Fast lanes are for overtaking if the police see you and you're just pootling along in either and people are both over and undertaking you you will be pulled over & fined!
     
  12. antijoke

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 38,516

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    I only use the BMW lane.
     
  13. rainbow6six

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Jan 2006

    Posts: 347

    Location: Frimley, Surrey

    That should be banned too!
     
  14. The Dread Pirate

    Capodecina

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    Location: Outside in the bushes

    Actually on a practically empty motorway I've found up north they're worse than down south
     
  15. AHarvey

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Mar 2008

    Posts: 10,004

    Location: Stoke area

    I must admit, I did love driving in America. It isn't illegal to undertake, traffic flows easily, didn't see one incident of road rage even driving around LA, although that could be more to people carrying weapons :D

    So, 2 ways of dealing with it, make undertaking legal or legalise hand guns :D lol
     
  16. V4NT0M

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Jan 2007

    Posts: 19,688

    Location: Land of the Scots

    Can anyone tell me why "inside lane" is English vernacular for "outside lane"?
     
  17. Nitefly

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    Because if you face the inside of your car from the driving seat (at the front right of the car in the UK), you will be facing the left hand lane.
     
  18. The Dread Pirate

    Capodecina

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    Location: Outside in the bushes

    Thats because in america they all drive the same speed "ludicrously slow" on "Highways"
     
  19. RadioheadR6

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

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    Think the limit on US highways is something like 55mph though isn't it?

    What a poo speed!
     
  20. misterPK

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Apr 2007

    Posts: 3,706

    Location: Probably in a river somewhere

    This morning I had to wait for a car to move back into the empty inside lane on a dual carriageway. When I passed him it turned out he was busy having a shave.

    PK!