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Have I missed something...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Conanius, 25 Jan 2006.

  1. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,352

    FIrstly, Hi all.. I am still around, just rather busy in RL :) hope everyone is well.

    Secondly... what has happened in the last few weeks... it seems the road law has changed and people sit in the right hand lane on dual carridgways waiting to turn right at the roundabout at the end when they are 2-3 MILES away from the roundabout... even in zero traffic...

    what the HELL are they doing :eek: that is an overtaking lane !
     
  2. Siliconslave

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Dec 2002

    Posts: 9,955

    Location: The Flatlands

    the farnham bypass by me is a total nighmare for that, it starts at one end on a roundabout, and people sit in the outside lane in anticipation of the roundabout 5 miles away at the other end of it, in the interim there are two sets of lights and couple of hundred yard single lane section.... i mean wtf are you doing people, get the hell out of my way!
     
  3. Morba

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    theres a thread perfect for your gripes somewhere on the front page :p
     
  4. spaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 May 2005

    Posts: 2,413

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Milton Keynes is terrible for this, I've even witnessed a few people sitting in the right hand lane in no traffic to turn off in several roundabouts time! Needless to say the culprits are usually BMW drivers or old people.
     
  5. thebrasso

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,312

    I've noticed it...and I guess its because people feel nobody will let them move over. Conversely where I am people tend to only use the inside lane so a massive que develops at traffic lights. I think because they are scared of not being able to move back over.
     
  6. eidolon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,865

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    You've missed loads while you've been gone. I'll summarise for you

    Fox has got a Supercharged Elise these days, he's hooning around trying to peel the tyres off the rims.
    Drexel has got a Toyota Prius, said something about feeling guilty about wasting petrol or something.
    Lopez has got a brand new Corsa 1.0 as he feels the power is more than adequate.
    penski has got a brand new Mondeo, got bored of rust I think.
    Freefaller, well he's still got the MX5 but he sprayed it pink and had a sex change
     
  7. PeterNem

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,320

    Location: NJ/NY, USA

    lol, nice one Eidolon :)
     
  8. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,352

    I was reading through all of those... and genuinely I couldnt believe any of them.. until I saw the freefaller comment and just thought to myself.... yeah.. thats plausable ! :D

    any joy on a vxt yet mate?
     
  9. andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,712

    Location: Manchester

    The A580 is terrible for that, people sit in the outside lane because they're going to turn right at the next set of lights a mile down the road, doing 40 in a 70.
     
  10. 6thElement

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,055

    Location: In my penthouse, Park Ave

    You forgot to say that Maz bought a decently priced non-Vauxhall after asking all of our opinions and then getting really good insurance quotes prior to the purchase :p
     
  11. eidolon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,865

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    I haven't put the 2 up for sale yet, I'm off skiing next week and again in March so I thought I'd wait until at least the first trip is out of the way before I advertise it.

    I've been reading practically every thread on the VX forum though so I'm a bit of an expert now ;)
     
  12. JollyGreen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,161

    I know whatcha mean mate, I saw a driving instructor doing it this evening on the way back from work!
    It's atrocious!
     
  13. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,352

    cool :)

    id imagine your 2 should go pretty quick... if not, give me a call.. im hopefully about to start a new job at work that brings with it a 4k payrise.... could do with something a bit more giggle enducing :D
     
  14. Siliconslave

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Dec 2002

    Posts: 9,955

    Location: The Flatlands


    hehe, think you should put it up on ebay and wack a link up on here, sure a fill scale bidding war would start :D think i can name atleast 4 people who have said they want that car :)
     
  15. Poppy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 May 2004

    Posts: 1,182

    Just undertake the `tards, its what i do. I know technically its illegal but IMO if you undertake quickly and safely its fine.
     
  16. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,344

    Location: On the road....

    Until one of the 'tards cuts back into the left lane, without indication or, looking. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 5 Jun 2003

    Posts: 87,086

    Location: Falling...

    Cheeky git! :mad: :p
     
  18. eidolon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,865

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    And here's the proof.

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  19. wonder_lander

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,529

    Location: Stone, Staffordshire

    Surely you mean "here's the poof" :D
     
  20. thebrasso

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,312

    That was a tea spitting moment for me :D

    I just remembered, he missed out on the thread about self assessment of driving ability. I couldn't be bothered replying to that one because I'd be well off. Its all pretty subjective anyway.