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Scoobydoo
27-12-2013, 05:17 PM
Visiting our fiends in Newquay , Wales we come over at least a dozen times in a year 90% on the bike but weather as it is we came over in the car . Every time we come over we get the same thing when a car lorry or tractor has got more than 20 to 30 vehicles behind them why don't they pull over . When I'm on the bike I'm not bothered it's not long before I'm at the front and past but come on it's called respect !!!!!:thumbd:

100%Pat
27-12-2013, 06:08 PM
LOL,many years ago my ex husband was a farmer and they always had a list up in the lunch room who was winning with longest tailback ... :thumbsu:

Scoobydoo
27-12-2013, 06:15 PM
I hope that's why he's your ex or was he one of them who waited till you were 6 ft away then pulled out in front of you sorry I do respect farmers but only when they are in the fields

John Hopkins
27-12-2013, 09:16 PM
If you park your car in Wales some yobbo will kick the mirrors off, that's why you get long tailbacks..nobody can see behind them.

John.

100%Pat
27-12-2013, 09:16 PM
No, he's my ex cos he's a pig... LOL

Scoobydoo
27-12-2013, 09:25 PM
I no how you feel I'm married to a goat and a chicken ,but if the recession carries on I'm going to have to divorce one of them ,it's trying times

scanner
27-12-2013, 10:17 PM
and i bet he had those fu**ing spot lamps on the back of the cab on:mad:

Scoobydoo
27-12-2013, 10:23 PM
Yes to check out how much mud he's laid down on the Tarmac :(

scanner
27-12-2013, 10:40 PM
thought so ,what happened to not showing white light to the rear,if it were one of us with a broken tail lamp we'd be sure to get pulled:confused:

gothtec
28-12-2013, 10:07 PM
The highway code - "Do not hold up a long queue of traffic, especially if you are driving a large or slow-moving vehicle.

Check your mirrors frequently, and if necessary, pull in where it is safe and let traffic pass."

In other words, pull over if an unreasonable number of vehicles are being held up...

Scoobydoo
28-12-2013, 10:15 PM
Thanks mate but all the vehicles I follow don't seem to have a license,common sense,or knowledge of the Highway Code traveling back tomorrow so I've got it all to do again:thumbd:

Scoobydoo
29-12-2013, 04:47 PM
Well I'm back from Wales ,mountain road was sweet . Newport onwards was hell Sunday drivers who don't look in there mirrors nearly all the way to Shrewsbury at 35 max due to a old git wearing driving gloves and a lorry with trailer not being able to over take . Again it's called looking in mirrors and respect .w#nk#rs !!!!!!!:mad:

John Hopkins
29-12-2013, 05:27 PM
If that's the New Quay near Aberaeron you were under twenty miles for Kingo.

Nearly eighty from me but you probably came within ten miles of me on your way home..

Small world.

John.

Scoobydoo
29-12-2013, 05:58 PM
Spooky when I broke down near aberaeron I didn't no you guys then .but didn't we have nice weather for a change and plenty of walks on the beach ,happy days

gothtec
30-12-2013, 08:08 PM
Thanks mate but all the vehicles I follow don't seem to have a license,common sense,or knowledge of the Highway Code traveling back tomorrow so I've got it all to do again:thumbd:

The standards of driving significantly dropped when speed camera came in.... People know now they can get away with driving like an idiot!

MadMart
31-12-2013, 11:18 AM
The standards of driving significantly dropped when speed camera came in.... People know now they can get away with driving like an idiot!

I don't get it?

John Hopkins
31-12-2013, 11:48 AM
Yeah I'm having a bit of trouble with that one, people may find out where the cameras are and speed up between them but the plod is still out there on the road in marked and unmarked cars.

John.

BikerGran
31-12-2013, 04:19 PM
Not many of them! Years ago when I worked for plod I had a jolly in a traffic car and even then the traffic boys were complaining that the only time they got on the road was to or from an incident, or going to take statements from people who'd been involved in an incident!

Scoobydoo
31-12-2013, 04:43 PM
Most probably caused by inconsiderable slow vehicles winding up the people sitting in the que behind them . The time for speed is for a track I no that ,I drive a restricted vehicle for work mostly 10 mph under the speed limit and alway pull over when I no a que is forming . But I've never seen a police man pull over a slow vehicle .worst of it I've had a rant at my brother who is a traffic officer and he says it's not worth the hassle and if it was contested its usually dropped ,gutted !!!!:thumbd:

John Hopkins
31-12-2013, 05:06 PM
Not many of them! Years ago when I worked for plod I had a jolly in a traffic car and even then the traffic boys were complaining that the only time they got on the road was to or from an incident, or going to take statements from people who'd been involved in an incident!

Some people might wonder about that!!

John.

BikerGran
01-01-2014, 06:55 PM
Just for you then, a 'jolly' was - and probably is - the term for a trip to another department or in some form of transport (Police launch for instance, that was great!) which is intended to give people from one department a greater understanding of how another department works, but in fact is enjoyable just as a trip out of the office!