You know it makes sense. Unfortunately, sense is something a lot of
drivers (both young and old) seem to lack.
It's an art which, once acquired, is difficult to get out of the habit
Those really proficient at it qualify for membership of the MLOC.
But apart from a few initial headline cases, how many drivers have
actually been done for it?
I always thought that there was an official 'Rule Of The Road', which
said "Drive on the left - Overtake on the right". However, despite a bit
of Googling, I'm surprised to see that is doesn't seem to exist.
In my experience, it usually IS Lane 1 that shows most signs of wear. If
it doesn't, it's probably because it has been some fairly recent
Odd, I spend well over 90% of my driving in the inside lane and very few
cars overtake as its generally at 70 mph (real not speedo).
The main times when I am in the middle is at junctions where people are
I expect there are others that also know how to drive since there are
usually a lot of other cars in the inside lane.
You must have very quiet motorways, because if driving at a true 70 mph
you'll soon get stuck behind a truck running on its speed limiter. And on
motorways round here if travelling at 70 mph, you'd not be able to spend
anything like 90% of the time in the nearside lane. Which is generally
near nose to tail with HGVs.
As they should be when it's reasonably clear.
*How do they get the deer to cross at that yellow road sign?
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
Beeching was a Physicist and worked from the early 50's for ICI. He
was never involved with road building.
Also ITYWF that the truck weight limit for UK roads is 44 tonnes
provided it has a minimum of six axles, and not 48.
That doesn't explain a particularly badly potholed road in my village
which has become a rat run (bloody satnavs) to get from a north/south
A road to an east west A road without being held up by a pair of
mini roundabouts in the village centre.
It is also the access road to the local primary school.
HGV's not allowed. Only a lightweeight single decker bus
uses that route. Most of the traffic is cars and vans.
After the recent cold spell, then heavy rain, the road surface
just disintegrated. The worst section is a sweeping left hand
bend where the front nearside wheel will be exerting a tearing action
away from the kerb, right where all the water is pouring along
the slight slope.
Another bad section is outside the school where the silly
Limp dem traffic calming hump is coated with red non-skid
stuff which cracks, allows the water and salt to be trapped
and then the entire road structure below comes to pieces
as vehicles bump over it. Also on a bend in the road.
The Sheffield council subcontracted tree and pavement maintenance for a ten ??
year period. Removing the trees makes both cheaper especially if the contractor
sells the wood in the form of wood chips to DRAX Or a similar power station.
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