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to be pissed off with this driver?

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SeymoreButts Fri 10-Jun-11 20:02:26

On a country lane in torrential rain today, the driver in front of me was driving a bit strangely... well below the speed limit (fair enough I suppose, it's raining heavily) and braking a lot for no apparent reason on a clear stretch of road. Then, when faced with a convoy of horses coming the other way, the driver in front performs an emergency stop! I can appreciate that you need to slow right down when approaching horses, but do you need to stop on a dual carriageway? I had to brake hard but managed to stop a few feet from the car in front, but the car behind me slammed right into me. THEN the driver in front speeds off and spooks the horses anyway! WTF?! Now I've got raging neck ache and have to wait until Monday for a hire car. angry

southeastastra Fri 10-Jun-11 20:03:28

blimey, did you get their reg?

maddy68 Fri 10-Jun-11 20:04:40

why were horses on a dual carriageway?
Its so important to make sure there is adequate stopping distance between cars. It could have been much worse!
hope you recover quickly x

squeakytoy Fri 10-Jun-11 20:07:00

Either you were on a country lane, or dual carriageway, big difference....

SeymoreButts Fri 10-Jun-11 20:09:22

It's near a race course, but it's a 40 road and must be nerve wracking for them.

Didn't get their reg as was in a bit of a flap, 2 year old DS was in the back and it was quite a bang.

Thanks Maddy, my head really bounced off the seat, ouch!

SeymoreButts Fri 10-Jun-11 20:11:19

squeaky Well I consider it a country lane because it's windy and surrounded by woods, but it has a lane in each direction, sorry country lane is probably not technically correct! I'm a bit of a towny.

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