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SWMongoose Fri 06-Jan-17 16:43:17

They say you should allow enough time for a journey that includes reasonable delays. When does 'reasonable' become a joke. A simple 35 mile trip was plagued by ditherers, middle and outside lane hoggers and worst of all what I call the ten-unders, those people who no matter the speed limit insist on driving at 10mph below it. Now I know this will incur the ire of the pedant but when I took my motorcycle test relatively recently the instructor and examiner both said how important it was to drive at or as close to the 'speed limit' as was safely possible, proving that it wasn't a limit but a target that helped remove chaos.

HecateAntaia Fri 06-Jan-17 16:47:00

Were you dithering over which thread to start? 😁

HecateAntaia Fri 06-Jan-17 16:49:04

But seriously yes, people should aimto drive safely and appropriately to the road conditions

The biggest danger with slowpokes is that dickheads get angry and choose to dangerously overtake, leading to accidents.

SellFridges Fri 06-Jan-17 16:50:54

I failed my driving test first time for driving too slowly. The examiner was adamant that this is as dangerous as driving too fast as it's unpredictable.

LTBforGin Fri 06-Jan-17 16:58:30

Better be no ditherers in my way this pm-got 200miles to do.

It's frustrating if there's nothing you can do about it (unlit, dark, country lane for example). But generally I overtake anyone who's dithering as soon as it's safe to do so.

Pineappletastic Fri 06-Jan-17 17:08:24

Over the holidays someone in front of us actually came to a complete stop on the entry slip to the motorway after a services, seems that couldn't decide which gap to aim for and were overwhelmed so just stopped. Bloody dangerous behaviour.

TiggyCBE Fri 06-Jan-17 17:32:05

I got caught by food ditherers at lunch time. Don't hog the dinner lady if you don't know what you want. Step back from the stainless steel bain maries, heated display unit and heater gantry until you've made you chuffing mind up!

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