Learner drivers on motorways from next year

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

  1. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    Nothing worse than city driving. I'd rather drive a 60mph country road in the snow.
  2. VXi

    VXi Full Back

    So really what you are doing here is blaming everyone but yourself. Ignoring everything I've suggested - forward planning and anticipation.
  3. Banks

    Banks Striker

    Please explain how I forward plan in this situation then genius:

    7.30am Tuesday after a bank holiday weekend. Minimal space in front of me right lane full, car approaching at 60mph?
  4. kossoff

    kossoff Winger

    I used to have a Micra. You get tossers going up the slip roads (on inclines ) to join, they're doing fucking 35 mph in their much more powerful cars. You get stuck behind one of those ***** and you're fucked when you join the motorway. Struggling along at like 50mph for the next minute or so. Kernts.
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  5. foggy

    foggy Winger

    First thing I did the day I passed my test. Outside lane within a few minutes, cars in my way not long after...
  6. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    Oh aye

    I can't wait for my next car. Minimum 2 litre

    I'll write it off within a month no doubt
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  7. monkeytassle

    monkeytassle Striker

    Foot off accelerator.
  8. DLT

    DLT Central Defender

    So you can see the car approaching at 60mph? Apply a bit of progressive braking and create a gap. It isn't hard. The other driver is a tit but having an attitude of the law say X therefore I'm right is only going to help cause accidents. React to the situation and take other road users bad driving in to account.
  9. VXi

    VXi Full Back

    So you freely admit you drive too close to the vehicle in front? Here endeth the lesson.
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  10. kossoff

    kossoff Winger

    Braking on a motorway us unnecessary and dangerous in itself most of the time. Just ease of the accelerator.
  11. sketchy

    sketchy Midfield

    surely braking is better so the car behind can see the brake lights and know you are slowing down?
  12. monkeytassle

    monkeytassle Striker

    Nah because if anyone sees a red light they immediately whack the anchors on and cause a wave of people stopping.
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  13. DLT

    DLT Central Defender

    Fair point that.
  14. sketchy

    sketchy Midfield

    fair point.
  15. Tidied yer poem for yer m8.
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  16. lenshack

    lenshack Winger

    Best compromise is a swift dab on the brake pedal as a gentle warning.
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  17. This is what I was told to do on my advanced course like. As for slowing down or moving over to let someone join from a slip road, if it's safe to do so I will. But it isn't my responsibility for another driver to enter a motorway safely, it's theirs. Got told that on my advanced as well.
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  18. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    True that MT.

    Causes huge problems that does
  19. Bishop Boy

    Bishop Boy Winger

    One thing my instructor beat into me when learning was 'due regard' if you are entering a road you should not cause someone else to have to accommodate you by slowing down or anything else. We did some training on dual carriageways and the main thing I learnt was to match speed with the existing traffic.
  20. In the 1970s I was a passenger in a car and the driver missed the turning on the a1 somewhere in County Durham. They reversed back down the slip road and rejoined the main carriageway.

    Another time our roof rack fell off and we were collecting suitcases off the M1.

    Yet another time it was foggy and we missed the M18 turn off so the driver parked up on a verge of the roundabout and sent my brother out of the car to look for the lane we wanted.

    The driver's identity remains confidential.

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