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    What happened Colin. I trust you did not swear at him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    What happened Colin. I trust you did not swear at him?

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    Teddy it happened on my way home from Hamilton the last part of the journey is on narrow twisty country roads there is the odd passing lane and a few long straights where you can overtake if you have enough power. Any way 8pm and I was sandwiched between two truck and trailer rigs doing 85kph (90kph max speed for truck and trailers) they were huge and it was dark I just could not get past the front rig safely so was quite happy to wait my chance the rear of these trailers are awash with LED lights very bright so hard to see past, not the following rig suddenly he was overtaking me and started to cut in I was level with the back of his cab so there was still a lot of truck plus trailer to go, I had to brake hard or we would have been pushed off but he kept going and overtook the other rig absolute madness anything coming towards us would be history but he made it.
    I eventually passed the one rig and caught up with the other following home @100kph remember his limit is 90kph, I called in at the local police station but they are not manned after hours so once home I phoned the police and made a formal complaint but not a prosecution complaint. The first time I have dobbed in another driver but man it really shook me up.
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    Sounds like you are lucky to be alive Colin. Sometimes it does not matter how god a driver you are or what you are driving. There is always a moron around somewhere. I shopped a local kid and helped get him prosecuted not just because he habitually drove when drunk but also drove like an idiot. He regularly drove through the village at at least 50 MPH.

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    We are to have speed restrictions on one of our motorways. This is to help keep down pollution. Meanwhile China opens two new coal fired power stations every week. Why do we have morons as MPs??????

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    Our limit is only 100k and you have a 3-4k leeway,trucks are limited to 90k but of course do 94k so if you want to overtake legally you are scratching to make it on our windy roads IMO much more sense to allow a faster overtaking speed, I often find that starting to overtake @100k becomes 140k by the time you are past. Man I love that BMW acceleration! go Z go baby
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    There are speed cameras on the road between England and Scotland, and I'm very chary of setting them off when we're going up there. But I've noticed that locals seem to zip past me at the speed of light, so maybe the cameras are mostly for show, for the tourists?
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