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Madness Ambulances

Do you know what i hate? Well i'll tell you!

As an ambulance with lights blazing approached..and i had heard the siren well before seeing the lights, i indicated and pulled in to the left. The utter toss pot behind me overtook me and then, seein said ambulance pulled in and cut my nose off.

Furiously hammering my horn he totally ignored me, which is just as well coz if he'd reacted then road rage would have took over and i would not have been responsible for my actions!

Its these utter [email protected]#%s that are to blame for most of the accidents on our roads. Driving about without due care and attention to what is going on around them...like a fart in a trance!

ARRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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the Mrs was in lane 2 at a set of lights earlier this week saw a fire engine blues and twos heading her way so pulled in front of the car in lane 1 as the lights were on red then got horn and etc which resulted in her window open point and shouting "can you not see the f**king big red fire engine d**k" .....the man was a wee bit shocked and apologised ..... people like him and the one you found are totally obliviously to others on the road and are at the route of all accidents and hold ups so should be shot on the spot

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Being part of the emergency services i see this very often, when on a blue light run, and also when in my own car and seeing a blue light approaching.

All i can say is a big thanks for every one that pulls over at a reasonable location, and those that don't, you shouldn't have a licence.

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I have to say that I did once overtake a car that indicated it was pulling in and then realised there was an ambulance behind which was why he was pulling in!

Does that make me a bad driver?
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Being part of the emergency services i see this very often, when on a blue light run, and also when in my own car and seeing a blue light approaching.

All i can say is a big thanks for every one that pulls over at a reasonable location, and those that don't, you shouldn't have a licence.
I tend to pull over as soon as I see a blue light if there is an emergency vehicle behind (and often from in front if its restricted traffic). Far sooner than most who seem to wait for the last momemt when its right behind, siren going, and almost stopped. Mostly because of driving in the US, (back a long time ago) soon after passing my test in the UK. Don't know if it was state or federal law but no matter the size of road, you had to pull in on both sides and stop not just 'give way' and everyone did it, no exceptions. Its stuck with me and OK I'm often overtaken, but often it makes others stop as well.

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I have to say that I did once overtake a car that indicated it was pulling in and then realised there was an ambulance behind which was why he was pulling in!

Does that make me a bad driver?
Yes, you should be shot.

Alright, maybe not shot. Just beaten up a bit.

Too harsh? Alright, slapped with a wet fish.

Or made to watch repeats of Midsomer Murders.

Actually, you'd probably prefer to be shot, right?
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What about people that don't want to overtake police cars on a motorway

Think i've only had to move out the way for emergency services once!!
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I remember a while back there was an Ambulance behind me whilst I was on my way to work. I pulled in and let is past, then speeded back up again.

The car in front obviously saw the Ambulance but instead of pulling in and slowing down then just drifted towards the curb, bashing both the nearside wheels against it.

This was at about 50mph and you could see the sparks come off the wheels.

I have in the past accelerated to get out of the way of Ambulances if there was no traffic, but no where to pull in immediately like on a single carriageway with high verges.

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I have in the past accelerated to get out of the way of Ambulances if there was no traffic, but no where to pull in immediately like on a single carriageway with high verges.
I've done this myself, only to see a ditherer up ahead, who slows down in front of the ambulance, looking for a place to pull in. Muppets.
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Mmmm dithering in the line of an emergency...
Winds me right up
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Personally I pull in then as soon as the ambulance passes accelerate fast so that I can follow it through the traffic and pass everyone
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Personally I pull in then as soon as the ambulance passes accelerate fast so that I can follow it through the traffic and pass everyone
This is a tactic I could never condone...

... On a public forum.
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Personally I pull in then as soon as the ambulance passes accelerate fast so that I can follow it through the traffic and pass everyone
Most amazing taxi ride I ever had was in Milan. Huge traffic jam on the Tangentziale, taxi man had already asked when my flight was and knew I didn;t have a lot of time. He saw an ambulance coming, let it pass and then literally tailgated it through the traffic jam for about 3 miles (including following it on to the hard shoulder). I was incredibly embarrassed (but I did make my flight).

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Most amazing taxi ride I ever had was in Milan. Huge traffic jam on the Tangentziale, taxi man had already asked when my flight was and knew I didn;t have a lot of time. He saw an ambulance coming, let it pass and then literally tailgated it through the traffic jam for about 3 miles (including following it on to the hard shoulder). I was incredibly embarrassed (but I did make my flight).

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Was it a bit like this, Nigel?
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Personally I pull in then as soon as the ambulance passes accelerate fast so that I can follow it through the traffic and pass everyone
I believe that is illegal. (but don't quote me)
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I believe that is illegal. (but don't quote me)

whatever ... and yes I have QUOTED you
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Of course its illegal!

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Of course its illegal!

(I got done for it once )

Really??? I was only joking ... but then I was that picture in your sig and it all made sense
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That was way before my bmw days. Lived in cardiff and followed a fire engine through a traffic jam. He reported me and I had a visit a day later from Plod, giving me a fixed penalty for an offence I cant remember right now... I want to say driving without due care... but I think it was something else.

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