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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2004, 07:19:30 pm »
The latest case of the triumph of socialising over responsible road use: 2 drivers who in their vehicles travelling in opposite directions stopped for a driver to driver conversation outside the Co-op, thus completley blocking Brookmans Avenue! :'(

If you want to chat to a fellow driver, park, get out and converse, but the road is not a coffee shop or a pub! 8)
 

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2004, 08:50:36 pm »
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........or a pub!)


AO surely your not encouraging us to drink and drive? ;)

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2004, 08:59:05 pm »
This conversation in the road thing is not unusual around here.
Its another example of " look at me I can do what I like"
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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2004, 10:21:49 am »
 >:(I would just like to remind the audi that drove down Mymms drive about 7.12am this morning that it is actually a 30mph speed limit and when pulling out onto the A1000 it is best to do it when no other cars are coming and that the A1000 has a 40mph speed on that stretch of road and the highway code can tell you the stopping distances of cars travelling at various speeds as you don't appear to know any of the above!!!!!!!!!!!! >:( >:(
 

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« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2004, 11:10:21 am »
Supersonic...no, never! Pubs are for consuming 'juice' in and then walking home, or if you are lucky getting someone else (who is 'juice free') to drive you home!  :)
Margaret: the only thing I can think of is that the driver will probably have a short life with a painful end. Thats fine by me! But lets hope they don't take anyone else with them! :(
 

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2004, 01:33:43 am »
Unfortunately all too often it is not the reckless driver that suffers but the innocent. Including those who have to clear up the mess. Let's hope the audi this morning was just having a bad day and has now come to his senses (or her senses).
 

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« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2004, 01:36:29 am »
Early afternoon, forced over nearly hitting the curb by 4 X 4 driving down Moffats, round that lovely bend, in middle of road with one hand while on the phone. Man this time.
 

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2004, 10:10:53 am »
Margaret,i think that stretch of moffats is the most dangerous piece of road in the village.The amount of times cars come around those bends far too fast  or in the middle of the road so forcing the oncoming driver into the kerb i've actually lost count.I'm sure there used to be a mirror there so on coming traffic could see what was approaching,maybe if would be worth looking into replacing that mirror  or if anyone else has any ideas please post them.
 

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2004, 11:30:18 pm »
Well now the residents of the private bit of Moffats won't like me saying this but the best solution to this problem of the bends would be to have a short section of dual carriageway, eastbound over the currently unmade section, westbound over the existing route.

Or why not just put a succession of road humps there? That would slow people up no end.

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2004, 12:28:50 am »
Whilst I agree that it is a hazardous bit of road, I've never heard of an accident there in the 3 years we've been in BP. What is its incident rate ?
 

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2004, 07:09:58 pm »
I don't know of any figures kept, but I can say that I am forced of the road on a regular basis and have had friends and neighbours say the same thing. What a pity we have to think about having bumps etc. put in the roads (causing damage to our cars) just because of the small minority of bad drivers that seem to have arrived in Brookmans Park. Come on Brookmans Park drivers get your acts together this is your village and your family and friends you are putting at risk.
 

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« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2004, 09:29:14 pm »
Latest contributor: a skid on the road on Georges Wood Road within 10 m of a jumction. 1) An offence under the Highway Code, 2) why not use the GRASS VERGE and possibly save a life. Just watch the traffic at school rush hour! CHAOS!
Another triumph for consideration and intelligence! ::)
 

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« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2004, 09:29:54 pm »
That should say SKIP!.. Damn keyboardmsdfmdskm!
 

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« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2004, 10:32:42 pm »
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That should say SKIP!.. Damn keyboardmsdfmdskm!


Just for next time, there's a 'modify' button above all of your own posts which allow you to correct speeling mistaks or typos in no time....

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2004, 01:09:56 pm »
Peoples' priorities are strange things. Such as, for example, the woman who about 1030 this morning seemed incapable of driving her big, ugly people-carrier at more than 20mph between RVC and the "triangle" at Hawkshead/Bluebridge. This presumably was in case she got it scratched.

She didn't have any problem doing 40+mph up Bluebridge when she got into BP, though. Clearly didn't mind getting the children doing bike training scratched.
 

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2004, 11:56:48 pm »
Probably rabbitting on the mobile whilst on the slow bit.
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« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2004, 12:14:37 pm »
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Probably rabbitting on the mobile whilst on the slow bit.



Can't have been rabbitting. The vehicle was "big and ugly" but it wasn't that big, and I didn't see any guns sticking out of the windows :-)
 

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2004, 12:44:55 pm »
In fact rabbiting within 50 ft ( 16M for the indoctrinated) of the Queens ( sorry President unelects) highway is illegal. Unless one is posh, then one can do what one likes. ;)
What astounded me yesterday on my travels was the looks of bewilderment of the female 4wd drivers that seemed to be incapable of negotiating twigs on the road or potholes ???
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« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2004, 11:56:57 pm »
Dangerous flim flam! >:(
Two points: first, the road. Its narrow, winding and difficult to see far ahead on that section of road between RVC and the triangle. I have nearly been forced off the road on a few occassions by some twit doing over 40 coming the other way and getting a suprise to find me on my side of the road. Hazard analysis suggests you should never exceed a speed consistent with you ability to stop within the distance you can see ahead, so the drivers approach was both safe and correct both on this section of road and on the Bluebridge Lane section (except for speedinf in the village of course). ;)
Second, the driver in front of you is the one dealing with the road hazards you cannot see. So give them the time and space to deal with them. So be patient.  8)
Better to arrive late than not at all.
Check out the Police drivers manual if you need to know more or take an advanced driving course. ;)
 

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #49 on: March 29, 2004, 01:30:46 pm »
I can do a few hundred miles a day with little problem except when leaving BP or getting back when I seem to have 2 or 3 near misses.
The insurance companies say that most accidents happen near home, I thought that was because most journies are local.
Is it me? or is BP a bit dodgy, lots of drivers seem to be going nowhere fast and in a blinkered way. Is it visibility problems ie short drivers in tall cars? or am I getting old?
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« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2004, 03:18:33 pm »
I know what you mean, but I'm not sure if it's just down to all of us 'relaxing' at the wheel too much as we reach home.

I had a good one last night on the straight on Moffats. At 18.05 a female (in a very highly polished Japanese luxury saloon) pulled out onto my side of the road when the parked car that obstructed the road was on her side of the road. I had to nail the brake pedal to the floor, scaring the jeepers out of my two kids in the back. The yougest started crying he got such a fright. To cap it all she then had the cheek to lower her electrically powered window, reveal her somewhat lined but heavily made up face and try to lecture me.  ???

Whoever you are (and you know who you are), either take a driving lesson or read the Highway Code. You should have stopped as the obstruction was on your side of the road. Do all of us a favour, and do it before someone gets hurt in an accident. Your ignorance is a danger to us all. >:(
 

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2004, 07:43:19 pm »
Strangley enough this is a very common occurance for the writer, particularly  in Moffats.
These people seem to think that an obstruction on their side of the road means they can pull out.
The only answer is to anticipate and assume the worst.
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« Reply #52 on: June 25, 2004, 04:56:36 pm »
A police campaign gets underway next week aimed at motorists who use mobile phones while driving and those not wearing seatbelts. Police units are being set up locally and in Potters Bar, Hatfield, and Welwyn Garden City. More details.
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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2004, 02:50:52 pm »
 I would love to go for a walk round B.P. without having to negotiate the PAVEMENT PARKERS.
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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #54 on: June 26, 2004, 03:24:28 pm »
I see the campaign only lasts from Monday to Friday next week.  Surely it should be
all the time otherwise people will think they can do just as they like again from 3rd July.

What is the problem with turning off a mobile while driving?  If a member of their family was injured by a driver using a mobile they might have a different attitude >:(
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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2004, 08:02:58 pm »
Just seen Herts police new addition to their Traffic car fleet - a SKODA! Its black and all that shows its a police car is flashing blue lights in the grill and back window (apart from 2 men in flourescent jackets inside!!!)
ps - It went past me on the A1M at a great rate of knots, so watch out!!!  :-[
 

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« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2004, 12:51:06 am »
Nice to see that Skodas have official recognition. I have spoken to a few of the boys in blue who say that the traffic division are well impressed by them.

What I'd really like is a Superb estate but they don't seem to be doing one.

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2004, 12:21:48 am »
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A police campaign gets underway next week aimed at motorists who use mobile phones while driving and those not wearing seatbelts. Police units are being set up locally and in Potters Bar, Hatfield, and Welwyn Garden City. More details.

The campaign runs from 28 June to 2 July.

5 days  :P and that is about the level of police resources that it deserves too  ::)

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Re: Driving Antics
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2004, 03:40:06 pm »
Having recently driven around S. Eire where I was astounded by the courteous driving and obedience of the law in general I am astounded by the attitudes in this country.
Perhaps its the recent weather but a lot of motorists seem to be driving as dangerously as possible with no regard for safety and tolerance.
As for moblie phones, well hands free costs virtually nothing yet there seems to be more walies with phones stuck to ears than ever.
What is it, rebelion to authority or just plain rudeness which seems endemic.
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