Large 141 Posted February 25, 2019 Share Posted February 25, 2019 Here's a thread where you can have a rant about things that get on your wick when driving. And I'll happily get the ball rolling as the situation that follows winds me up something silly. So today I'm driving down a duel carriageway and there are roadworks in lane 2 [the outside lane]. As expected the lane that the works are being carried out on is closed by the use of cones. 800 yards before you reach the cones is the first sign showing you that the lane ahead is closed with additional reminders at 600, 400 and 200 yards before the lane is no longer usable. If I am overtaking vehicles in lane 1 [inside lane] then I will continue in lane 2 until I reach the cones when I will merge into lane 1. What I notice is there is a lot of people who will immediately move over into lane 1 as soon as they see the first sign. If traffic is moving freely then this is not usually a problem, but if like in this instance the roadworks are being carried out by a crossing then what will happen is lane 1 starts backing up because of the stationery traffic ahead. I'm still in lane 2 so I will be happily passing all these vehicles until I have to stop, and then remain in lane 2 until I have got to the cones when I will attempt to merge into lane 1. There are a lot of drivers though that are taking exception to this [ let's call them fucking eejits], so these fucking eejits who are stationery in lane 1 will see me coming down lane 2 and purposefully pull out into my lane so that I cannot pass. There could be 200-400 yards left of traffic free road in my lane, but now I can't use it becasue the fucking eejit takes umbrage at the fact that I wasn't as stupid as they were in getting into lane 1 too early, and they now believe it is their responsibliity [nay, their right] to now block off my lane just to stop me and any other behind me from passing. What the fnarg is that about? If you are one of these people then yes, you too are a fucking eejit. Not only have you helped create a bigger tailback in lane 1 than there should have been, you have now also started a congestion on lane 2. I can also guarantee that you will be the other type of fucking eejit who will then start bumping the cluth to ensure that you remain a gnat's cock away from the car in front so that the other car that wants to merge from 2 to 1 at the cones cannot get in. Rant over, but please feel free to discuss. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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