Standards of Driving

#6
Oh and did I mention spotty, 20 something boy racer's with shit boyband haircuts in Vauxhall Corsa's thrapin the bollocks off the car with So Solid Crew boo-yakkin from the base box in the boot......*****.
 
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#7
The introduction of the theory part of the test has led to many new licence holders believing they have a Masters Degree in driving. The mixture of over-confidence and inexperience is lethal. Much more emphasis needs to be placed on practical driving skills before a test can be taken.
 
#8
With the introduction of two part Driving Tests some years ago, have standards got better. Any and all comments about Driving are welcome.
If the new test teaches them not to indicate on roundabouts, wait until the dual carriageway is ending before overtaking, cut across two lanes of traffic and then down the offslip at the last second and just concentrate on the road in front of you, not what is happening ahead, then I would say it's been a great success.
 
#9
If the new test teaches them not to indicate on roundabouts, wait until the dual carriageway is ending before overtaking, cut across two lanes of traffic and then down the offslip at the last second and just concentrate on the road in front of you, not what is happening ahead, then I would say it's been a great success.
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#10
from what i've seen so far in NI drivers older than boy racer age can be worse
some thick twats cant understand what happens if 2 cars connect !!!
i followed a driving instructor one day and noticed his student did the pull out thingy at junctions a few times.
i can only assume they teach that shit, and that pulling out dangerously, only to turn off at the next junction thing? cant understand that one
 
#11
Oh, here we go again, as a Member of the Professional Driver Fraternity and I am not
talking Puddle Jumpers, here, it doesn't matter about any two part test, when you
are taught to 'Pass your Test' it is exactly that.

You then start to learn HOW to drive, the unfortunate thing is that as soon as the
full Licence is in the greasy mit, every twot and his Brother thinks they are the best
Driver on the Planet, in most cases that will NEVER be the case.

Take Roundabouts as an example, think how many times you have pulled up to one
and thought 'which way is this ******** going' no indication but loads of indignation
and frantic pressing of the Horn, when you pull put in front of the cnut.

I very doubt very much that this was taught on your Driving Lessons, it's pure and
simply 'I know where I'm going, you should be a mind reader, why should I indicate,
fcuk you'

Indication or lack of it is one of the major causes of accidents on our Highways today
try this...when do you indicate when turning off a Motorway, just as you reach the
entrance to the decelleration lane, yeah, thought so.

So I can state without risk of argument, that, yes the Standards of Driving in this
Country are getting worse, simply because once you are safely ensconced in your
motor, most people feel untouchable, you most certainly are not.

Every year I have to do a Driving Assessment, even though I am an LGV
Senior Instructor, I do not complain about this, for I am of the opinion that
every day is a learning day, I do not believe I am the best Driver in the
world..................I KNOW I AM!
 
#12
The standard of driving is generally quite shocking I find, mostly consisiting of people :

a) Not indicating

b) Not checking their blind spot, (I instinctively check my blindspot in armoured vehicles, and even when just walking, so why can't they do it when bloody driving?!)

c) Not looking at the road ahead, but just following the car in front. People don't see strings of brake lights half a mile ahead and think 'ah, I wonder whats going on and how it will affect me?'

d) Not moving over for people who are merging onto M-ways/dual carriageways, or not moving over when you are indicating to move out of lane 1 and lane 3 is empty

e) People in front of me not anticipating the road ahead, causing me to alter my driving style and waste fuel from their constant slowing/speeding up instead of maintaining a nice constant, smooth speed and driving style.

And the thing that fcuks me off most of all is muppets doing 50mph in a 60 zone, especially on Friday afternoons. I understand their reasoning for it, but if they can't afford the fuel, don't drive in the first place.

And I'm not a bitter old man, these are observations from a 21 year old.

P.S. I know I've already said it, but INDICATING!! That also makes my blood boil, its such a simple thing to do and makes my life so much easier.
 
#14
I was driving down the M1 the other day in fog so thick you couldn't see the front of your own car. I couldn't believe how fast some people were driving. I had to do nearly 90 to overtake them.
I thank you - I'm here all week.
 
#15
If the new test teaches them not to indicate on roundabouts, wait until the dual carriageway is ending before overtaking, cut across two lanes of traffic and then down the offslip at the last second and just concentrate on the road in front of you, not what is happening ahead, then I would say it's been a great success.
Yep I fully agree,no-one has any fekkin courtesy, in too much of a rush, dont read the road properly or are unaware of their surroundings when behind the wheel.
 
#16
That's it, stuff all this Western crap, you are invited, free gratis and for nothing,
to come and have a go, free Coffee and Officers Bis-cuits(Bourbon) served by a very
attractive blonde PA, if you can reverse a 44t Tanker as well as I can, I will fondle
your Plums and PrinceAlbert can video the whole episode, reversing included!!!!

Up for it?


Dis am for de Forastero, Mod, Bod, Sod......Clod?
 
#17
The standard of driving is generally quite shocking I find, mostly consisiting of people :

a) Not indicating

b) Not checking their blind spot, (I instinctively check my blindspot in armoured vehicles, and even when just walking, so why can't they do it when bloody driving?!)

c) Not looking at the road ahead, but just following the car in front. People don't see strings of brake lights half a mile ahead and think 'ah, I wonder whats going on and how it will affect me?'

d) Not moving over for people who are merging onto M-ways/dual carriageways, or not moving over when you are indicating to move out of lane 1 and lane 3 is empty

e) People in front of me not anticipating the road ahead, causing me to alter my driving style and waste fuel from their constant slowing/speeding up instead of maintaining a nice constant, smooth speed and driving style.

And the thing that fcuks me off most of all is muppets doing 50mph in a 60 zone, especially on Friday afternoons. I understand their reasoning for it, but if they can't afford the fuel, don't drive in the first place.

And I'm not a bitter old man, these are observations from a 21 year old.

P.S. I know I've already said it, but INDICATING!! That also makes my blood boil, its such a simple thing to do and makes my life so much easier.
Dude you need to relax! Someone pinstriped your Nova?

I think we should all adopt the Hippy driving craze.

Old Bag cuts you up from the Witney turn up? "Hey, hello Old Bag, lovely day" say I.

**** in Beemer cuts me up just cos I'm doing 65 in lane 2: "Hello **** in Beemer. Chill Bro!" I shout as he undertakes.

Yo! Nice car, bro.

The word "muppet" reveals you as a bog clutching viewer of those "Road Apocalypse" progs, beloved of Scousers who can't nick enough cars to appear in them themselves.
 
#18
That's it, stuff all this Western crap, you are invited, free gratis and for nothing,
to come and have a go, free Coffee and Officers Bis-cuits(Bourbon) served by a very
attractive blonde PA, if you can reverse a 44t Tanker as well as I can, I will fondle
your Plums and PrinceAlbert can video the whole episode, reversing included!!!!

Up for it?
I can hardly reverse a panther and trailer (if I can get one off the MT CoH in the first place), so I'll leave the 44t stuff to your experience hands.

But if you want anyone to whinge, tick or generally moan, I'm your bloke.
 
#19
Dude you need to relax! Someone pinstriped your Nova?

I think we should all adopt the Hippy driving craze.

Old Bag cuts you up from the Witney turn up? "Hey, hello Old Bag, lovely day" say I.

**** in Beemer cuts me up just cos I'm doing 65 in lane 2: "Hello **** in Beemer. Chill Bro!" I shout as he undertakes.

Yo! Nice car, bro.

The word "muppet" reveals you as a bog clutching viewer of those "Road Apocalypse" progs, beloved of Scousers who can't nick enough cars to appear in them themselves.
You lyin' twat, you throw Plums at 'em.
 
#20
Oh, here we go again, as a Member of the Professional Driver Fraternity and I am not
talking Puddle Jumpers, here, it doesn't matter about any two part test, when you
are taught to 'Pass your Test' it is exactly that.

You then start to learn HOW to drive
, the unfortunate thing is that as soon as the
full Licence is in the greasy mit, every twot and his Brother thinks they are the best
Driver on the Planet, in most cases that will NEVER be the case.

Take Roundabouts as an example, think how many times you have pulled up to one
and thought 'which way is this ******** going' no indication but loads of indignation
and frantic pressing of the Horn, when you pull put in front of the cnut.


I very doubt very much that this was taught on your Driving Lessons, it's pure and
simply 'I know where I'm going, you should be a mind reader, why should I indicate,
fcuk you'

Indication or lack of it is one of the major causes of accidents on our Highways today
try this...when do you indicate when turning off a Motorway, just as you reach the
entrance to the decelleration lane, yeah, thought so.


So I can state without risk of argument, that, yes the Standards of Driving in this
Country are getting worse, simply because once you are safely ensconced in your
motor, most people feel untouchable, you most certainly are not.

Every year I have to do a Driving Assessment, even though I am an LGV
Senior Instructor, I do not complain about this, for I am of the opinion that
every day is a learning day, I do not believe I am the best Driver in the
world..................I KNOW I AM!
Exactly what I was taught, I think that is what Pass Plus is for, to get new drivers some experience but I'm not sure if its still all the learner type stuff, by that I mean shuffling the wheel, down to second at roundabouts and all that jazz.

Indicating at roundabouts seems to be ******* dire round here, I had a dozy twat indicating right when pulling off the roundabout in front of me yesterday, first time I've seen that. Not indicating is plain ignorance, it annoys everyone and causes accidents, its not hard to flick the ******* switch, drives me (baboom-tish) up the wall.

Ahh, the old 'lets-overtake-the-car-in-front-as-we-pass-our-exit-then-slam-on-the-brakes-and-cut-across-2-lanes' chestnut. I pop on an indicator just going past the 200yd marker, then slow down ON the slip road, not on the main carriageway.

Another scary thing is people on the phone/doing makeup/twiddling with the satnav/buttering toast and whatever other shit they get up to. People who can't pop off their full beams when driving past at night does my nut in.

The roads would be a lot better if people didn't bimble about all the time, looked further than the car in front so that they can plan well ahead instead of banging on brakes and diving across lanes. Also a dollop of consideration is nice. Not stopping on a busy road opposite a bus stop which a bus is approaching to answer the ******* phone is also nice.

IMO it boils down to people being inconsiderate and not paying attention.
 

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