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Surely this is a stupid thing to do?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by FlapR, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. koolpc


    Joined: Dec 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,027

    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    Slam his brakes on? Lol, really?
  2. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 62,927

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Mountain out of a molehill.
  3. Entai

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Feb 28, 2004

    Posts: 72,047

    Try watching your own video for a start.

    The other cars brake lights come on at 13 seconds into the clip, he becomes level with the limo at 23 seconds, so he started braking a full ten seconds before getting to the limo, I would have said that was perfectly reasonable behavior and not in any way "slamming on his brakes"

    Secondly once you had passed the vehicle at the start of the clip you carried on for well over 10 to 12 seconds in the right hand lane when you should have been in the left hand lane as there was nothing there preventing you from moving over as any normal considerate driver would have done.

    And finally yes I would have done the same thing, I always slow and show respect when passing a hearse in convoy with limo's obviously traveling slowly as you know they are on a job so to speak.

    A hearse on their own is a different matter, as I have often been passed by them on dual carriageways or motorways when not on a job.
  4. Basher


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,218

    Would I brake in a reasonably calm way to reduce my speed to go past a hearse? Yes, yes I would.

    He braked WELL before being level with the limo
  5. PooKer


    Joined: Jan 16, 2008

    Posts: 590

    Location: East Sussex

    clearly just wants to get the views up on the video.
  6. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 30,616

    Meh. Yesterday I got pushed onto the otherside of the road by a van. Fortunately there was no oncoming car. There's some crazies out there.
  7. ttaskmaster


    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 8,169

    Location: Reading, UK

    Video image isn't massively good quality... at least not clear enough to see ahead, so no idea what was happening on front of that car.

    I saw the car apply the brakes and move out to the right side of his lane, as if someone had just pulled out on him?
    I also note a bike on L-plates and a tractor. Might be the bike had just passed the hearse, or one of the others was looking to pass the tractor?

    Either way, non-event. 2/10.
  8. Dr Who


    Joined: Nov 11, 2004

    Posts: 8,024

    Location: Wiltshire

    Well judging by the footage you were less than 2 seconds from the car in front so I would hand back a bit!
  9. FlapR


    Joined: Oct 5, 2011

    Posts: 572

    Location: Manchester

    Cheers for the feedback guys, I'm going to buy a 530d, ditch the dashcam and fly past hearses from now on :D
  10. Acme


    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,916

    Location: Acme's chair

    He didn't exactly "slam" them on, and you are both lane hogging. Stop it.
  11. nemtizz


    Joined: May 16, 2006

    Posts: 13,000

  12. Simon


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 22,438

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Non issue.
  13. beachBOYken


    Joined: Feb 18, 2007

    Posts: 9,073

    Location: London

    OP, nothing at all wrong with that.

    First off it looks like the road changes a little further up with them yellow lines, small junction.

    Plus there is a tractor in the right lane going about 20mph, a car could pull out out to overtake, so the car in front did the correct thing in slowing down.
  14. loltim


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 14,472

    Location: Queenstown, NZ

    both lane hogging but the guy in front could have pulled in behind the hearse, rather than slowing down OP for no reason (no offence dead people).
  15. GuruJockStrap


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 8,527

    I'd be more concerned what looks to be bird poo thats dried on your bonnet. Will corrode the paintwork.
  16. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 12,166

    The speed limit is the speed limit, it doesn't decrease in proximity of hearses. People shouldn't put their brakes on unless they need to.

    I don't think it's disrespectful to fly by. At my funeral I want cars as fast and loud as possible :D
  17. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: South Coast

    Only because you think the turbulence and sound waves generated might bring you back :p
  18. NVP


    Joined: Sep 6, 2007

    Posts: 4,483

    It is. Don't.
  19. The_Abyss


    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,248

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Not drive 20 feet from his rear bumper and be an ******.
  20. Basher


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,218

    :confused: How far does this stretch? The speed limit is the speed limit so ... don't slow down for speed bumps? Run over a pedestrian if they're crossing the road too slowly?