Why do truck drivers...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by snotty, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Poptop2

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    thats a cracker isn’t it? You should try slamming the breaks on a 44 toner every time you negotiate an island when mr skateboard decides it’s brandshatch and lane discipline doesn’t matter, and signalling is a bore or plodding along a motorway just before a junction when suddenly mr skateboard veers across your path to exit, or just simply slows down to 40 in front of you to make sure he doesn’t miss his junction.....

    All of this happens to me twenty times a day or more, every day. So sometimes they have to slow down on hills and it upsets their day. Sorry!
     
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  2. Thing is though it’s not one truck. You get past one lot doing it then five mins later another clown, then another one, sometimes for miles.
     
  3. They should drop back i do when in a truck. I also work on building smart motorways. You now get lane two hoggers have now moved to lane 3. You even get people with kids yellow snowing in lane which usef to be hardshiulder.
     
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  4. Poptop2

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    This is true!
     
  5. Do you think truck drivers make those hissing noises when they’re walking down the street?
     
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  6. Poptop2

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    I disagree and most of us do. Have you driven a fully loaded 44 ton truck lately?
     
  7. Poptop2

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    Clown. This is the bit you say isn’t insulting, right?
     
  8. Poptop2

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    Anyway. It’s my day off and I’m chilling. No offence taken by me and none intended :thumbsup:

    We must never have this conversation when I’m working though ;)
     
  9. I have no wish to play a part in upsetting you Malc, and you seem to be quite wound up by this. Let's agree that there are pillocks on both sides of the fence.
    Have a good day off from the madness.
     
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  10. Poptop2

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    I’m not wound up Paul. I do get wound up sometimes when I’m at work though, and talking about it brings it into conversation. It’s hard to express the facts when you know people have no conception of the hazards we face daily and seem centred on a minor inconvenience. Truck driving is a job done by some seriously dedicated blokes and usually we’re smiling and jolly, but occasionally. Grrr!
     
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  11. Poptop2

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    I think everyone should have a go at driving a fully loaded artic for a 300 mile journey and have a go at backing into a delivery on a busy trading estate. I guarantee it would change their perception of driving totally. The feel of weight and size would probably make most want to get out before they did a mile!
     
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  12. Poptop2

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    This isn’t true though is it, that is a law for junctions and other situations, not for everyday motorway manoeuvres that less than aware car drivers are unable negotiate. It’s usually those that sit in the outside lane for mile after mile that complain most of that!

    Honestly you need to ask yourself questions about your driving by what I am reading here!
     
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  13. And lets not forget, many of the considerations of the Highway Code were written way back when Mr Toad was driving to and from Toad Hall.
     
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  14. I'd love to. Never driven anything that big.
     
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  15. Poptop2

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    It’s a nice feeling once you get the hang of the weight, size and power. The anticipation of hazards and manoeuvre becomes quite important and then the realisation of other road users antics dawns. Things we all do in our cars every day suddenly take on a whole new significance. Try it, it’s awesome!
     
  16. Poptop2

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    I’ve quite enjoyed getting this off my chest today :thumbsup:
     
  17. Rule 163 of the Highway Code states about overtaking
    • move quickly past the vehicle you are overtaking, once you have started to overtake. Allow plenty of room. Move back to the left as soon as you can but do not cut in
    With regards to my own driving. I passed my test in 1989. Apart from soon after I passed when I rolled into the back of the car in front at a roundabout. I have not been involved in any accident where I was deemed to be at fault. I have never received any penalty points, but I did attend one speed awareness course. This was due to the fact that when I came to the end of a dual carriageway I had not slowed to 30mph and was flashed at 33mph.

    I think considering the amount of miles I do each year, knocking on 18-20k a year. That’s not a bad record.
     
  18. Poptop2

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    Well done you. Lady Luck certainly seems to have smiled on you.

    The rule you’ve posted has no relevance to what you said earlier about charging people for pulling out ( truck drivers specifically) whatsoever.

    I hope I’m not upsetting you for making observations on your comments, I don’t mean to, but I think you’re seeing it from a blinkered viewpoint and was hoping to give you another angle. After all you did ask the question in the first place!
     
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    Lady Luck certainly seems to have smiled on you.

    If only that were true.
     
  20. Poptop2

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    Ouch. :(

    I meant regarding speeding fines and more accidents. It’s awful out there with hidden speed cameras and manic drivers, we all speed, we all do daft things, phoning etc on occasion, so doing 18 - 20k each year and having not many convictions or incidents is probably quite lucky and perceptive.

    I do roughly 2000 mile a week ( 100k ) The odds of an incident of some kind are heavily stacked against me. It’s probably why I have yearning to help educate other road users. I don’t mean to sound patronising :)
     
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