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Not Happy Discourteous drivers

Today on my way to work the following happened:

BMW waiting to pull across from a centeral reservation in front of me, so I let him out (I know, but I didn't realise it was a BMW) - didn't bother waving or flashing his indiactors to thank me (reinforcing my hatered of BMW drivers ).

Then some Renault Clio going along a dual carriageway wanted to pull out infront of me. I let him, again, so thanks, and then the ****** wouldn't pull back out the way even though he was driving about 10 mph slower than I wanted too

Finally I let a VW Passat pull in front so he didn't drive into the back of a tractor that had pulled out of a slip road infront of him. Yet again I received no thanks

What is it with people knowadays, how difficult is it to say thank you?

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Dare I break the shade with one caress
Dare I trespass to lift the veil
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Re: Discourteous drivers

This stuff really bugs me too. Everytime someone doesnt thank me for letting them out, it makes me even less likely to do it in the future.

You know what really hacks me off. When you let someone out of a side road and the car behind them sticks to their bumper as they pull out so they can get out too. Grrrr
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Well stop letting people out. Problem solved.


 
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Yeah - I've concluded that's the only solution

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Today on my way to work the following happened:

BMW waiting to pull across from a centeral reservation in front of me, so I let him out (I know, but I didn't realise it was a BMW) - didn't bother waving or flashing his indiactors to thank me (reinforcing my hatered of BMW drivers ).

Then some Renault Clio going along a dual carriageway wanted to pull out infront of me. I let him, again, so thanks, and then the ****** wouldn't pull back out the way even though he was driving about 10 mph slower than I wanted too

Finally I let a VW Passat pull in front so he didn't drive into the back of a tractor that had pulled out of a slip road infront of him. Yet again I received no thanks

What is it with people knowadays, how difficult is it to say thank you?
I agree, "common courtesy " is no longer common.

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Reflection of society as whole I am afraid
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Reflection of society as whole I am afraid
" Where did it all go wrong?"
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" Where did it all go wrong?"
When kids stopped getting thwacked when they did wrong.
 
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Gary dont worry about it, most of them are adopting the Continental style of driving
 
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Rule one. Only let out alfas.

Mind you saying that, a colleague of mine was parking yesterday and a woman in a 147 was flashing her lights at him as she felt he wasn't parking quickly enough.

Stupid moose.
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When kids stopped getting thwacked when they did wrong.
Correct,'ARE WE ALLOWED TO SAY OR THINK THAT?.
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Never let anyone out! Thats the way forward. Bl00dy BMW's!
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If I let someone out I'm rarely looking at them so it doesn't get to me if they say thanks or not. So either don't let them out or do and don't be so bothered if they are a rude person....don't get stressed about driving. Too many people worry about what others do or don't do on the road. If someone makes a stupid mistake I either just shrug my shoulders or look at them gone out. You'll all end up in early graves with all this stress
 
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Nev im shocked !! ..........Nah your right
 
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True, it is healthier to be chilled about things
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The healthiest, lowest stress alternative would be to blast them into the ditch with a guided missile unleashed from your grille-mounted cannon.

Sadly, due to the petty intervention of the state, we're just left with the ignoring option.
 
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True, it is healthier to be chilled about things
Tell everyone, but no-one listens
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That's one of my pet hates

It takes nowt to lift a paw or flash a light in thanks
 
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I always give a wave whenever someone lets me out without fail, it is mildly annoying when it doesn't happen in return. Anyone got and good examples of courteous driving? Recently I was driving a fast A road at night, practically deserted. Doing approx 60mph I'm approaching another car in the distance probably doing 40, as soon as he sees me he indicates left and slows down a bit meaning I could overtake without even slowing down. Blipped the hazards a couple of times in thanks and steamed off, this kind of driving really does go a long way to restoring my faith in humanity!
 
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Re: Discourteous drivers

I don't like any gestures when I'm driving....

If I let you out in front of me - just make sure you don't cause me a problem....

If I make a mistake - just do what you have to do without losing control of the situation...

If you make a mistake - I'll help to mitigate the result

If we both make a mistake - let's hope we don't end up in court...

Yes.... I'll raise a hand in a 'thank you' gesture.. but I may not... and I'm not apologising for it... I may be concentrating on other things that affect the safety of the situation as I perceive it
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Well stop letting people out. Problem solved.

No, we must not lower ourselves to their standards of behavious.
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I agree, "common courtesy " is no longer common.

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Reflection of society as whole I am afraid
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Yep...its a reflection on modern society and the increasing stresses of life over tha last 10 years, too many people on the roads, all fighting to get one over on everybody else....its the me me me, I I I, F U culture. I reckon ~ 50 % of peeps will acknowledge you with a thanks the rest just make you feel like an idiot for displaying basic manners.
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I don't like any gestures when I'm driving....
I'll do the 'zipper' one in turn from each lane thing every time, and I let people out of side roads, and I do the old thumbs up when somebody helps me. I don't wave them people out though, and definitley don't wave pedestrians across the road in case a mad cyclist or whatever comes zooming down the inside. if people want to come into a gap I leave fine, but it's all their own decision...
 
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