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Surely this is a stupid thing to do?

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

  1. loltim

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    Continuing past the hearse at 70 isn't disrespectful imo. It's not like it was a single carriage way and he's attempting a dangerous overtaking maneuver.
     
  2. NVP

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    That's not what he said. He said "fly by" which is disrespectful.
     
  3. Quartz

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    Are you sure he wasn't slowing down in good time for the yellow speed strips / junction ahead? Also, notice that there's a motorcycle in front of the hearse: do you know if that motorcycle wasn't in your lane earlier?
     
  4. loltim

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    OK. I don't know how fast a "fly by" is:p but in relation to the video in the OP I think slowing down caused more harm than continuing at a consistent speed.
     
  5. NVP

    Mobster

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    Anyone got twitter bored enough to tweet Jeff Goldblumn and see if he'll give us an answer to "how fast is a fly by?" ?


    Slowing down like a muppet did, yes definitely.
     
  6. Basher

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    In what way did he slow down ‘like a muppet’. Seemed to apply the brakes in plenty of time to me.
     
  7. NVP

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    You are correct sir, my bad it was worse in my memory.
     
  8. 200sols

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    A dual carriageway is not the place to 'pay respects' though.
     
  9. Orionaut

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    As an aside,

    I have often questioned the wisdom of furnary convoys using DC roads.

    There is a fundamental difference between driving a slow vehicle like a tractor on a DC and driving a Car slowly. Other drivers can see from half a mile back that there is a tractor ahead and that it will be going slowly. One will only appreciate that a Car is only going at 25 or so once you are right on top of it. I wonder is there are any stats available that confirm or debunk the idea that this presents a significant additional risk of accident?
     
  10. loltim

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    This. Let them out of junctions. Doff your hat in the street. But don't slow down in the second lane of a DC with traffic behind you.
     
  11. tom_e

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    At the end of the day it doesn't matter what they were slowing down for, if it causes you to crap yourself and think you might end up in their boot then you were too close.
     
  12. Simon

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    Yep
     
  13. Bug One

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    If you think this justifies uploading a video and posting it, you're clearly very inexperienced.

    But then, we all do stupid things when we're young. I'm sure if you go back far enough you'll find idiot posts from me as well. :o
     
  14. TheOracle

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    It's a very stupid thing to do, not to mention incredibly dangerous.

    at no point should BMW drivers be using their indicators. It only confuses other road users.
     
  15. GreenMint

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    Don't think he did anything wrong, if that is slamming on your brakes you must either have bad brakes or start to slow down about a mile from a junction.

    If anything you were up his bum a bit too much.
     
  16. coolsurfer

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    What BMW did was fine. You need to increase your breaking distance.
     
  17. !bluetonic!

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    Nothing wrong with that.

    It was his wife's funeral. He had Cup final tickets.

    One last nod of respect before heading to the game.
     
  18. Orionaut

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    In a funny sort of way, yes.

    One does not necessarily ever know why the driver ahead might put the anchors on until after the fact.

    A competent driver will always maintain sufficient space such that this will never matter.

    (Me, As a general rule, I do 1sec/10MPH. IE at Motorway speeds I will maintain a 6-8 second gap. Not the, So called, "2 second rule" one)
     
  19. NickXX

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    hi loltim
     
  20. ttaskmaster

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    Surely tweet-asking Maverick and Goose would be better?