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Slowcoach speeders

Why is it my spider attracts slowcoach speeders? These are usually old men in 200 series Rovers who drive on the country lanes where I live at a constant 40mph. 40mph through the lanes where the national speed limit is 60mph and 40mph going through villages where the speed limit is 30mph. Dangerous driving style in both areas with other drivers trying to overtake on blind corners through the lanes, and pedestrians jumping off crossings in the villages. "Never had an accident in my life"! NO BUT LOOK AT THE CARNAGE LEFT BEHIND YOU.
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Buddy, this is performance-related ratio that's beyond your control. I used to have a very fast, 2.0 Clio 172. Naturally, I was always at the end of the queue. Now, I have an uber-slow Polo 1.4 auto. And where is it? That's right, at the start of the queue, ****ing everyone off.

As someone who loves cars, the irony is not lost on me; I am proof that the slower the car, the greater the odds of it heading up the traffic. The faster the car, the greater the odds of it being stuck behind a Polo struggling to move...

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Re: Slowcoach speeders

I always think people that drive like that are just as bad if not worse than speeding. They are in there own little world and havn't got a clue what is going on around them They always appear when your late aswell
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These 'speeders' are certainly in Dorset and what I have read on other threads they are all over the country.

It also appears that they are attracked to all makes of cars and not just Spiders
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I followed a old guy in a rover for about 6 miles the other day doing 28 mph, thinking no it's not safe to overtake and I don't want to look like a loon. the first set of lights we get to he just rolls through about 5 seconds after they turn RED. STUPID T**T.
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Then you get the slowcoach with another slowcoach behind who wont overtake and of course leaves no room so you have to do both of them at the same time
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...and the ones in these dark winter times obviously with night blindness who slow right down when something comes the other way
 
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Glad its not just Devon. I was following another old g** last week and he even put his brakes on when a pushbike was coming the other way. I wouldn't have minded as I am quite a thoughtful driver myself, having my own kids and being in my forties, but there were white lines in the middle of the [email protected]%dy road. Absolute danger to other drivers.
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Re: Slowcoach speeders

Apart from Chief Constables those are the worst type of speeding motorists to me, drive at 45MPH every where oblivious of the speed limits and the poor buggers behind them.

I'm not sure I agree with G this time though, any modern car is capable of keeping up with the traffic, if it's a slow one, you just don't slow down for corners
I quite like driving slow cars, it's a challenge to get the best out of them.
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Followed someone in a large Volvo saloon the other day. Whoever it was was so small, I couldn't see their head over the headrest through the rear window. Anyway, the driver braked for EVERY bend, however slight, AND every time something came the other way. These people must get through more brake pads/discs/brake light bulbs than the rest of us put together, surely???
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I hate these kind off drivers.
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Me too.
As you say, it's always a Rover. 200, 400, cityrover (wtf?) etc

or a Daihatsu

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Had one tonight coming home from work doing 40mph in 60mph zone. When I overtook he started flashing me as though I was doing something wrong It was a straight road, nothing coming the other way, I wasn't tailgating him, I didn't flash my lights or blow my horn at him so what's his problem
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I get this ALL THE TIME mate coming back from work on these really exciting B road lanes that soon cut into villages. The old guffers will do 40MPH no matter what the limit is for some reason, I think it's their happy medium,
 
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Had one tonight coming home from work doing 40mph in 60mph zone. When I overtook he started flashing me as though I was doing something wrong It was a straight road, nothing coming the other way, I wasn't tailgating him, I didn't flash my lights or blow my horn at him so what's his problem
I had this turning onto a totally straight mile long+ road very near me that I know well at night recently.

Accelerated straight past the Focus without really trying, had only got up to about 50mph (NSL road) as I just came past her, and then the main beams went on WTF????
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I had this turning onto a totally straight mile long+ road very near me that I know well at night recently.

Accelerated straight past the Focus without really trying, had only got up to about 50mph (NSL road) as I just came past her, and then the main beams went on WTF????
Don't worry about it, it's just a signal to thankyou for waking them up. That's what I tell myself when it happens to me
 
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Followed someone in a large Volvo saloon the other day. Whoever it was was so small, I couldn't see their head over the headrest through the rear window. Anyway, the driver braked for EVERY bend, however slight, AND every time something came the other way. These people must get through more brake pads/discs/brake light bulbs than the rest of us put together, surely???
i really HATE those kind of drivers,makes you wonder how some of those imbociles passed their test..
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You should of tried the M1 in '59/'60 what a hell of a place that was with 'dawdlers' blocking it up Motoring ever backwards I am, never seen so much gridlock, where have all these cars been born? Are they illegal entrants?
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I had this turning onto a totally straight mile long+ road very near me that I know well at night recently.

Accelerated straight past the Focus without really trying, had only got up to about 50mph (NSL road) as I just came past her, and then the main beams went on WTF????
I find a quick dab of the brakelights or the fog lights let's these flashers know what you think.
Perversly, what they are doing, ie blinding you in your rear view mirror, is a lot more dangerous than your original overtaking move that annoyed them so much.
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Had one tonight coming home from work doing 40mph in 60mph zone. When I overtook he started flashing me as though I was doing something wrong It was a straight road, nothing coming the other way, I wasn't tailgating him, I didn't flash my lights or blow my horn at him so what's his problem
Similar thing the other evening, followed a Fiesta at speeds varying between 25 and 35 (in a 40 limit) and when there was a safe place to overtake I did....to be near blinded by the mad flashing of lights behind....
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Had one tonight coming home from work doing 40mph in 60mph zone. When I overtook he started flashing me as though I was doing something wrong It was a straight road, nothing coming the other way, I wasn't tailgating him, I didn't flash my lights or blow my horn at him so what's his problem
You didn't slip with the trigger and catch him in the tail pipe with a depleted uranium one, did you?
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