to genuinely not understand why drivers don't always say thanks when you let them out?
LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary · 29/07/2015 14:09
I mean, especially when you've had to make an actual effort to let them out, eg slow down and maybe you've clearly flashed them to let them know you're letting them go, all to make THEIR life easier. But they don't stick a hand up or do a wink with their lights just to say thanks.
WHY? Are they lazy? Don't care? Too busy concentrating on traffic?
It puzzles me!!
(And yes, I've started a thread about cyclists getting on my tits too, having a Road Rage Day).
wowfudge · 29/07/2015 14:24
There are times when other road users do stupid and dangerous things such as letting someone out of a side road they want to turn into, when cars behind them who can pass can't see what they are up to. Very dangerous and unnecessary.
Flashing your lights is to signal your presence, nothing more.
chamerion · 29/07/2015 15:11
I live on a side road that joins a main road on a hill.
I'm sick to death of this. The main road users who want to turn right into my road, flash me to come out, when I'm turning right. It probably makes the turn easier for them.
But what they don't seem to notice is the stream of traffic carrying on down the hill behind them. I can't turn, because there's still traffic.
Just make your turn and I'll make mine when it's possible!
Collaborate · 29/07/2015 15:28
I prefer other cars not to stop to let me out. It's always safer to wait for your own natural gap. I get annoyed when someone slows down when there's no one behind them. FGS just hurry up and get past me(!).
The traffic would flow much more smoothly if everyone exercises their own right of way.
Maybe they realise that you're pissing off the driver behind you and feel embarrassed.
VulcanWoman · 29/07/2015 15:35
It's the same with holding the door open for someone, if you get a thank you it's a bonus, not to be expected though, best not to do good deeds if you're expecting something in return. You've done the right thing, they haven't, so their problem, don't make it yours.
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