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Motorway driving...

I know this has been done to death, but...

...driving home at 70mph, on the M6 tonight, I witnessed someone travelling at 60 mph in the outside lane of a 4 lane carriageway.
I was in the 3rd lane and just before I caught them up, the **** decided to pull in and reduce speed to 50mph.

I farted many plop bubbles.
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At least he had become aware of his lack of road sense/position but 50mph on the motorway!!!!!!! Was there a traffic problem showing on the matrix signs?
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Normally you can be doing 70mph and people overtake like you are standing still. Usually with a phone at their ear.
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At least he had become aware of his lack of road sense/position but 50mph on the motorway!!!!!!! Was there a traffic problem showing on the matrix signs?
No matrix signs. It was busy, but lanes 3 and 4 were flowing quite nicely until the aforementioned twonk decided to spoil it!
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I've got this idea in my head for a sort of dart gun, it fires an 8" long dowel with a walnut sized blob of hot glue on one end, the other end has a fluorescent pennant that unfurls as the dart sticks to its target, proclaiming "I Drive Like a D***head". They'd sell like hotcakes.
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The M25 is awful for drivers doing 50mph in the middle lane - or big lorries overtaking other lorries at heavily reduced speeds.
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Having been to the NEC and back last Friday, I could vent dramatically and at great length about Motorway driving........

But I'll content myself with umpteen miles of 50 mph average-speed camera-controlled sections where remarkably little work was ever being carried on....

Other stretches of the so-called Smart motorway where overhead gantry signs were activated to slow traffic for no reason, as traffic was far from congested....and on one occasion the limit went from 50 to 40 to 60 on three successive gantries........

Despite all the recent publicity the twonk in the Luton in front of me travelling at 70 in lane 3 in one of the few NSL stretches, wobbling from side to side, and of course when he finally pulled into lane 2, could clearly be seen tapping at his phone keyboard as I passed him....if only I'd had a passenger to get his photo!

I could almost start supporting HS2
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Doing long journeys on the M1 / M25 at less than 70mph really grinds on me, It sends me to sleep with the boredom. Even a small hour and a half drive usually means one or two pit stops to stave away the nodding churchill syndrome.
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