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The angry lady in the car.

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Evilwater Fri 09-May-14 09:46:48

I can't bloodily believe it! I've just been yelled at by another mum for driving too fast.
BTW I WAS doing 30 and I DID stop. There was no need to block my car, quash my wing mirror, and yell at me.
Yes I know it is a bend, and there Is always that red van there, and yes I have a young child. I looked before moving out, but I didn't see her.

Why don't they use there driveway instead of the road?

Evilwater Fri 09-May-14 10:04:34

was she being totally crazy.

HecatePropylaea Fri 09-May-14 10:05:26

What happened leading up to her yelling at you?

Forgettable Fri 09-May-14 10:09:23

Wait, what? Driveway, bend, red van?

Any black and white cats involved?

SanityClause Fri 09-May-14 10:11:28

Sorry, from your OP, it sounds like you were in the wrong. I agree she had no right to yell at you, but she was probably frightened by the incident, so perhaps cut her some slack, and be a bit more careful, next time.

And I hope you are feeling a bit better now, too, after your fright. brew

Evilwater Fri 09-May-14 10:16:15

I was driving at 30 MHP, up the hill. At the top of the hill there is a bend.
There is always parked cars on one side (and I mean all the way up the hill), because they do not use there driveways. On the bend at the top of the hill there is a red tall van parked on the bend.

I saw the ford she was driving and stopped. I reversed, to let her pass. Then she gave me a ear full. About having a small child in the car, I had my son in they go back.

NO cats involved.

Evilwater Fri 09-May-14 10:17:12

*in the back.

Nicknacky Fri 09-May-14 10:18:41

So possibly you were driving too fast if your view is obscured with parked vehicles?

WitchWay Fri 09-May-14 10:19:13

Was she coming the other way or did she pull out from the line of parked cars? If the former then it was unfortunate. If the latter then she ought to have given way to you. I'd probably been doing less than 30mph myself.

Nicknacky Fri 09-May-14 10:20:25

Were the parked cars on your side or hers?

gordyslovesheep Fri 09-May-14 10:21:07

you were on the wrong side of the road and going too fast - 30mph IS too fast when driving on the wrong side on a blind bend

she shouldn't have shouted but i bet you scared the bejeepers out of her

no idea about your wing mirror - that made no sense!

HecatePropylaea Fri 09-May-14 10:21:19

ok, well, 30 can sometimes still be too fast, depending on the conditions, so I wouldn't say that you were automatically ok if you were doing 30. But if you were doing an appropriate speed for the conditions (pedestrians, visibility, obstructions etc) then you weren't wrong.

Am I right in thinking that you were doing 30 on the wrong side of the road? Trying to get past all the parked cars? afaik, when already halfway along, the person travelling up a hill tends to have priority.

GobTheGoblin Fri 09-May-14 10:22:06

Were you on the wrong side of the road?

Hobbes8 Fri 09-May-14 10:22:22

Maybe they don't use their drives because people drive too fast up the hill, making it difficult for them to pull out safely.

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Fri 09-May-14 10:22:32

30mph is the maximum speed in a 30mph zone. If it is a bend and you know the van is always there, then you should have slowed down and been more cautious. Any vehicle with a valid tax disc is permitted to park on the road. It is not compulsory to park in a driveway if you have one.

HecatePropylaea Fri 09-May-14 10:23:56

re the reversing I mean. If you were coming up the hill then the person coming down does tend to be the one to stop.

Are you saying that she hit your mirror or that the cars passed each other so closely that the mirror got twanged?

Catsize Fri 09-May-14 10:25:12

I would say 30 is too fast if your view of oncoming traffic is compromised but hard to say.

BerniesBurneze Fri 09-May-14 10:26:52

The speed limit is not a challenge to remain at top speed - it is the maximum considered safe for the road, at some points, due to visibility, weather conditions etc it will be necessary to drive slower than that. So it's possible uphill, with parked cars and a bend you were speeding.

HauntedNoddyCar Fri 09-May-14 10:27:46

How do you know the cars all belong to residents who don't use their drives and why is that relevant?

Were you on your side of the road or hers?

gordyslovesheep Fri 09-May-14 10:29:07

I looked before moving out, but I didn't see her would indicate the cars were on the OP side - at least that's how I read it

Nicknacky Fri 09-May-14 10:30:42

That's how I read it too....obviously no one knows the road layout but I would suggest in a residential area, parked vehicle and a bend then 30 mph is too fast. Saying "I didn't see her" shows the op hasn't left enough time to react to hazards.

Evilwater Fri 09-May-14 10:31:14

Yes, she drove at me and used her wing mirror to push mine in. Effectively blocking me in. Just to yell at me.
So ok, maybe I should go slower there, knowing about the bend.

But still it's not a good example to yell at people just cause I may have scared her. Plus we are all human, and I'm sure she's sped down/up that hill.

WireCat Fri 09-May-14 10:32:35

I wouldn't stop and have a go at you. Life's too short for that.
But you were driving like an idiot. No one takes a bend like that at 30mph.

Nicknacky Fri 09-May-14 10:32:49

No Evil, by the sounds of it you were at fault. I would probably have shouted too.

What do you mean "she drove at me"?

Evilwater Fri 09-May-14 10:33:34

The cars were on my side.

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