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Driving a bright yellow car.....

You would think i was the most obvious thing on the road! but today i have had more idiots than ever nearly/actually pulling out in front of me! Turning left into tesco earlier, there was a man wanting to pull out to the right. He looked right at me and still pulled out and into the middle of the road. Unfortunately i was stopped where he wanted to go so he had to reverse back into the carpark so that the car driving the otherway (stopping me from turning in) could get passed.

I am waiting for the classic "i didn't see you"....

Oh, and as an additional "buy one get one free" rant. I was filling up at a petrol station today, i had to use the back row of pumps. Came out after paying, got back in, belted up and was about to drive off when some berk in a BMW weaved in infront of me and reversed into the pump infront, nearly blocking me in. Needless to say, the Horn on 145's are VERY loud. Impatient twonk!
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Re: Driving a bright yellow car.....

Tell me about it!

I rarely drive my son's bright orange VX220, but today I had occasion to take it to Micheldever Tyres to fix a puncture (ended up costing me a new Toyo Proxes as it couldn't be fixed - that'll teach me to be helpful). As is my boy's habit, I drove with the headlamps on but that didn't stop some old git in a Micra pulling into my lane right in front of me on the way home on the M3. I'd have leaned on the hooter if I could have worked out where it was quickly enough - all I did in the end was swore a lot and ineffectually banged in the middle the steering wheel (where the air bag is kept ).
 
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Re: Driving a bright yellow car.....

My daily driver is a bright yellow Seicento. It would appear to be all but invisible too, against the odds!
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Re: Driving a bright yellow car.....

Grr, it happened again today!! some 90 year old in a clio pulled right out infront of me. New car, keep forgetting where the horn is!

This could get old real fast.

ON the plus side, the 145 has good initial brake bite, inspires me with confidence for when it happens again.
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Re: Driving a bright yellow car.....

you want to try driving a 40 tonne truck, im sure its invisible i lose count of the number of people who pull out right in front of me, or cut me up.
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My daily driver is a bright yellow Seicento. It would appear to be all but invisible too, against the odds!
Has it got red seatbelts?
 
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Re: Driving a bright yellow car.....

Nope. The Cinquecento Sportings do, but the Seicentos make do with black'uns unfortunately.
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Re: Driving a bright yellow car.....

Don't knwo why, I often struggle to see yellow vehicles. We've got loads of little yellow electric carts in work, and the number of times I suddenly realise they're coming straight at means it's not just me not paying attention
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Nope. The Cinquecento Sportings do, but the Seicentos make do with black'uns unfortunately.





 
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Re: Driving a bright yellow car.....

Can always pinch a full set from a Cinquecento though, as long as I don't set the pretensioners off in me face
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