Learner drivers on motorways from next year

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Frijj, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Banks

    Banks Striker

    No its not :lol:

    how is it dangerous? :lol:
  2. kossoff

    kossoff Winger

    Additionally though, people on the inside lane should attempt to give way by moving over if it's clear to do so.
  3. monkeytassle

    monkeytassle Striker

    Are you for real?
  4. Banks

    Banks Striker

    Totally agree but not the scenario im describing. Im talking first thing Monday morning small gap between cars in each lane and some idiot trys flying in front of you at 60mph.
  5. At rush hour, you'd be stationary on the M62 - much easier than tackling the A19.
  6. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    A huge metal girder was being transported over the moor on the 62 when I last went in the Manchester direction of it. Caused loads of problems as people overtaking were slowing down to gawp at it. In the midst of pissing down rain as well :lol:
  7. kossoff

    kossoff Winger

    Having to start from 0mph in a 1 litre car can be very dangerous.
  8. Banks

    Banks Striker

    Its only dangerous if people don't follow the laws of the road. If you enter a sliproad and can see waiting cars you wouldn't fly down the sliproad would you.
  9. Henners61

    Henners61 Full Back

    This ^^^^^ When I was learning I was lucky enough to have a neighbour who worked at the next factory to me in Peterlee on same hours so I did the A19 from Hartlepool every day to get the road hours in. On my last lesson the instructor took me on the A19 and as we approached the Sheraton sliproad I saw a car coming down and checked and kove to the right hand lane to let him in - got a bollocking from the instructor as the approaching car needs to do what @Banks writes above :) - not that any buggers does like :)
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  10. Banks

    Banks Striker

    That needs to anticipated by the driver of the said car and those seeing the car is starting from a stationary position. Its only dangerous if you encounter dangerous and bad drivers.
  11. monkeytassle

    monkeytassle Striker

    I'm not really sure about your situation here like. You've just said someone is flying about at 60mph.
  12. FannyByTheGaslight

    FannyByTheGaslight Goalkeeper

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  13. Banks

    Banks Striker

    Yes because they shouldn't be doing it :lol:

    If I have no space in front and the right lane is busy what am I meant to do? In past I have had to emergency stop because of idiots and nearly had cars crash into me from behind all because people don't know the rules of the road.
  14. monkeytassle

    monkeytassle Striker

    Just ease off and open up a gap. Having stationary cars on Motorways is madness.
  15. Banks

    Banks Striker

    You cant ease off if traffic is already moving slowly. This is exactly my point, people don't look for hazards and think the motorway can just magically open up when it could be really busy. Too many people just floor it on a sliproad and don't give a toss about what they are about to enter, just because its a motorway doesn't mean everything goes out the window.
  16. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    Mine is like shit off a stick the first 20mph

    Weak as piss after that
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  17. SproutMackem

    SproutMackem Striker

    I find motorway driving a lot easier than city centre driving.
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  18. VXi

    VXi Full Back

    What we are seeing here is a complete lack of forward planning and anticipation. 'I've had to emergency stop' proves this without a single doubt.
    Anticipate their may be traffic attempting to merge from a slip road. Anticipate early if moving to the middle / offside lane is a viable option. If not then be prepared to adjust your speed to allow vehicles to enter safely. Think of it as mutual respect. Think - it's the best of opportunities to get home safely to your family and friends. Think of how many have done similar as you join from a slip road.

    If you've needed to emergency stop you need to re-evaluate whether you are safe to have a licence to drive.
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  19. Banks

    Banks Striker


    Couldn't be more wrong. A few questions for you:

    How many drivers leave the legal safe stopping distance on a motorway? id say 10% if that

    How many drivers approach slip roads at a speed higher than the current speed of the motorway?

    I had to emergency stop as drivers incorrectly judge distances, they drive down sliproads doing 80-90 mph and try to "beat" current traffic on the road. A car travelling at a high speed cant enter a motorway safely, so you anticipate the car like follows the law and stops? When that car ignores the rules of the road things like emergency stops happen.

    The replys im getting to this just shows im bang on the money here. Not one person has given a safe lawful answer. Each answer ignores the law of the road show its maybe those posters who shouldn't have a license.
  20. ravydavygravy

    ravydavygravy Striker

    I always thought it was weird that you didn't train for the motorway but were allowed on them as soon as you passed your test.

    A very logical response to the problem. :lol:

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