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Yet another rant about lane discipline...

On my way home this evening, on a 40mph dual carriageway. In the inside lane, and there's a joining lane on the left (obviously!) with someone slightly ahead of me, about to join. So, I pull into the outside lane so she can join the road. I'm doing 40mph, she's doing 35mph. Having pulled onto the dual carriageway, she continued to move across into the outside lane, nearly taking off my front wing and forcing me to brake.

There's nothing else around, but she just sat in front of me in the outside lane doing 35mph for about a mile, until our ways parted at a roundabout. Why why why? Is it mentality, ignorance, driving skills?
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Re: Yet another rant about lane discipline...

Ahhhh, but she was turning right somewhere in the next ten miles.
So you were wrong she WAS in the right lane.
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she WAS in the right lane.
I think thats what ****ed him off
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As per other thread ! Why do women do this Does it not occur to them that they could stay in the inside lane until a few hundred yards before they need to go right ????
Not all women Cloverleaf 146

Although I have to admit that the driver who nearly took the nose off of Gibbo's 166 by cutting from the right hand lane of a roundabout to the exit with no warning was a woman
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Re: Yet another rant about lane discipline...

This is also posted on another thread but felt it had a spritual home here,


I was leaving a roundabout on Saturday and joining a dual carriageway, great I thought "now I can pass these 2 cars that have been driving really slowly". I duly joined carriageway the car immediately in front of me goes to outside lane, not a problem will follow her past slow car, she then sits there at 40mph. The car she has pulled out to overtake is pulling away in the inside lane. After following her for a bit I flash my lights, no reaction, followed for a bit more. Then annoyed with her I move to the inside lane and undertake, my bad i know but kind of forced into it. Watch her in my mirror at end of dual carriageway she is turning right, it doesn't take 1.5miles of road to get in the righthand lane.
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Re: Yet another rant about lane discipline...

I tend to assume people like that have had one bad experince of not being ableto get over to their lane in time...so they make sure it never happens again.

Same mentality as those who sit in the middle lane of an empty motorway ready to pass that imaginary lorry on the inside lane.
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I've started undertaking so much recently as seems to be the only way of getting past people.
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Re: Yet another rant about lane discipline...

I'm very reluctant to undertake, but it seems I'm forced to do it more and more.

In Mave's instance, I would have leant on the horn, hard.

I nearly had the nose of my car taken off by a van the other day. I was in the left hand lane joining a roundabout and taking the second exit. A van was in the right hand lane, presumably to take the third exit. As we're on the roundabout, the van being slightly ahead... he pulled into my lane, no indication nothing, just moved his vehicle into my lane. If I hadn't have braked in time he would have taken off my wing. The ***** didn't even know I was there, completely oblivious. I went round him on the right and as I passed gave him a few hand gestures... he just looked startled, like he didn't know what I was going on about. If we'd been on a motorway and he'd done it, it could have been a disaster. Why don't people simply look in their sodding mirrors. It's not difficult.

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I'm very reluctant to undertake, but it seems I'm forced to do it more and more.
I know, I get quite nervous about it, but it seems that more and more, there's no other option.
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Re: Yet another rant about lane discipline...

This (rapidly becoming) lawless society we live in is slowly forcing us
all to overstep the lines. Nobody seems prepared to do anything
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Re: Yet another rant about lane discipline...

Can't understand why, if they are going to turn right, anytime, they don't just switch on the right indicator to at least give a clue as to why they are sat there in everyone's way.
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This (rapidly becoming) lawless society we live in is slowly forcing us
all to overstep the lines. Nobody seems prepared to do anything
about it
I guess with the speeding thing all wrapped up, there's no need to have any police on the roads to check people's driving standards.
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I know, I get quite nervous about it, but it seems that more and more, there's no other option.
It can be quite a safe to undertake where I live, because there is a section of the M2 with four lanes, and a lot of people just coast down the third lane at 70, with nobody inside them. You then have both inside lanes as a personal dual carriageway.
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Re: Yet another rant about lane discipline...

I get this almost on a daily basis on my commute. I never used to be an undertaker, but now my mantra is always:

if I can move into the left hand lane, pass you, and pull back in front of you again, then you're in the wrong lane to start with.
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