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What is it with these fu**ers oops i mean truckers.when on the motorway why do these muppets decide to overtake another truck when they are going up hill when they know damn well they have not got a chance in hell of getting past.i had some c**t decide to swerve out in front of me without indicating to overtake a slower vehicle i had to swerve into the third lane to avoid hitting it,if this had happened a second earlier i would have hit the car that was passing me. fuming i done some thing that was a tad naughty i passed the lorry cut in front of it and slammed my brakes on,i heard this allmighty screech and saw plumes of smoke from his tyres,satisfied i drove off with the 1 finger salute..
no this was not a foreign driver it was a uk one. truckers are a menace,bring back the barges..
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Your action could have had just as serious, if not more so implications than the '****' who pulled out in front of you....

I'm sorry, but I have no sympathy.
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Your action could have had just as serious, if not more so implications than the '****' who pulled out in front of you....

I'm sorry, but I have no sympathy.
was'nt asking 4 sympathy,i couldnt have given a monkeys if something had happened,just like the trucker probably would not have.
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What about if that truck hadn't been able to stop or slow quick enough because of your actions? Your car will have been a lot worse off.
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how about if the car in the 3rd lane had hit me.
anyway i was allready accelerating when i heard the truck skid.anyway lorries should be forced to stay in the first lane..
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I feel your frustration when truckers pull out like that and also when you get them 'racing' each other on dual carriageways!

But hammy has a point, this is what could have happened if the truck had swerved to avoid you and smashed through the central barrier

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/way-o...n-advised.html

Its extreme worst case scenario but it makes you think
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how about if the car in the 3rd lane had hit me.
anyway i was allready accelerating when i heard the truck skid.anyway lorries should be forced to stay in the first lane..
Trucks are usually 20 to 30 tonnes when laden. I wouldn't even dream of acting like an idiot infront of one, no matter what they did to annoy me. You can stop, change lane, accelerate (to get out of trouble) a hell of a lot easier than a lorry can.

So, if they are forced to stay on the inside lane, when they all stack up and form a huge queue and its passing your junction or the exit for the services, what are you going to do? Cut them up, squeeze inbetween them?

For heaveans sakes, please use common sense on the roads.

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Trucks are usually 20 to 30 tonnes when laden. I wouldn't even dream of acting like an idiot infront of one, no matter what they did to annoy me. You can stop, change lane, accelerate (to get out of trouble) a hell of a lot easier than a lorry can.

So, if they are forced to stay on the inside lane, when they all stack up and form a huge queue and its passing your junction or the exit for the services, what are you going to do? Cut them up, squeeze inbetween them?

For heaveans sakes, please use common sense on the roads.
sorry i bow down to a perfect and fautless driver. btw i am not an idiot you don't even know me so cut the insult
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I never called you the idiot, I was saying that I would never act like one. And I am not saying that I am perfect and faultless. Everyone has their faults, just as I do. But I used to spend a lot of my time on motorways driving in a lorry, so I am very aware of the hazards, and more so when in a car.
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anyway it looks like more bl**dy rain tomorrow..
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Ain't that the truth
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going camping next week in dorset does'nt look promising..
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I didn't know you drove trucks H?!
Do you still do it?
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I used to drive 7.5 tonnes, not quite the same as an articulated, but you still need to be just as aware. Don't do it anymore, the most I drive is if one of our drivers are off and I go out in our 7 metre long flat bed transit! Even then people think its the same as a normal van for turning, maneouvreing
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going camping next week in dorset does'nt look promising..
Where in Dorset are you heading ??
 
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I used to drive 7.5 tonnes, not quite the same as an articulated, but you still need to be just as aware. Don't do it anymore, the most I drive is if one of our drivers are off and I go out in our 7 metre long flat bed transit! Even then people think its the same as a normal van for turning, maneouvreing
fleet in weymouth
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I find a better way of annoying trucker who cut me up is basically the same but slightly more subtle, I pull in front of said truck. In the middle lane of course as they're not allowed in the outside one
And then ever so slightly reduce me speed so they end up (and it's normally going up hill) going slower than the inside lane.
And then when they've dropped below 40mph (and dropped about 8 gears), I just put me foot down and leave them struggling for the next 10 minutes going up the hill whilst hundreds of drivers passing the lorry give the driver a load of abuse as they pass.
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Where in Dorset are you heading ??

oops wrong person.. yep going to fleet in weymouth
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I find a better way of annoying trucker who cut me up is basically the same but slightly more subtle, I pull in front of said truck. In the middle lane of course as they're not allowed in the outside one
And then ever so slightly reduce me speed so they end up (and it's normally going up hill) going slower than the inside lane.
And then when they've dropped below 40mph (and dropped about 8 gears), I just put me foot down and leave them struggling for the next 10 minutes going up the hill whilst hundreds of drivers passing the lorry give the driver a load of abuse as they pass.
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oops wrong person.. yep going to fleet in weymouth
You will get good weather in Weymouth or my names not Alfred the Great
 
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You will get good weather in Weymouth or my names not Alfred the Great
cheers alfred.. been lucky with the weather the past 4 times we have been there
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I used to drive 7.5 tonnes, not quite the same as an articulated, but you still need to be just as aware. Don't do it anymore, the most I drive is if one of our drivers are off and I go out in our 7 metre long flat bed transit! Even then people think its the same as a normal van for turning, maneouvreing
Did you have to do a licence to drive them?

I've considered taking a HGV licence a few times but thinking of the stress of driving those beasts for a living, I couldn't have done it!
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Yeah I missed the cut off for having teh 7.5 tonnes allowance on the licence as standard, so took my test
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cheers alfred.. been lucky with the weather the past 4 times we have been there

Try World and Local UK Weather Forecast, Map and Report weather.co.uk they give an advanced look at the weather, (up to 10 days) although not always accurate!!
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Yeah I missed the cut off for having teh 7.5 tonnes allowance on the licence as standard, so took my test

When was the cut off? I'm gonna check my licence, see if its on there
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