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Over the last week, I have have been amazed at the total lack of thought and the irresponsible actions of a few

1. The number of cars displaying "R" plates driving far in excess of the permitted 50mph.

2. People still using mobile phones whilst driving

3. People not using indicators

4. People holding up traffic when turning right (instead of moving over to the right

5. Horrific overtaking manoeuvres

6. Young drivers seriously driving beyond their capabilities

7. Drivers parking on bends/brows of hills to answer their phones

is there any wonder there are so many accidents.

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This morning I noticed the guys painting the kerbstones at Quarterbridge in readiness for TT.  Within minutes, presumably, some tit has driven over the kerb leaving white paint tyre tracks in the road

I have driven in many European countries, including Scandinavia, the US, the Far East and very extensively in England, Scotland and Ireland, all over many years. With the single exception of Portugal,

Its what happens when you have no Road Safety Strategy, a 20% reduction in policing numbers overall, and a halving of specialist Roads Policing assets since 2006

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This thing of sitting on the left, to turn right really has pissed me off lately. Every morning stuck behind a curb hugger who is turning right at junctions.

People who drop off their dear little ones at Bemahague need to learn yellow box rules to get the filter light to come on too. Yes! you can stop in a yellow box, if you are turning right. That's the only way the filter light comes on. Sitting on the stop line for 3 light changes is going to get you honked at.

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1 hour ago, Non-Believer said:

Roundabouts......Mexican standoffs...

Nah.  The US "four way stop" is as near to a Mexican standoff as one can get.  In all the time I spent in the US I NEVER managed to master the bloomin' things.

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This one made me laugh 

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=40101&headline=Just sheer luck no one was injured&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018

The picture taker was on a fucking HORSE on a main road and that’s totally ok; but let’s have a go a the car driver for overtaking a fucking HORSE doing 2 mph on a busy main road. 

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I have driven in many European countries, including Scandinavia, the US, the Far East and very extensively in England, Scotland and Ireland, all over many years. With the single exception of Portugal, where you clearly have to be clinically insane before you can have a driving licence, the standard of driving on this Island is manifestly the worst I have ever encountered and continues to be so. And never mind recent reductions in traffic police numbers Derek, it has been thus for at.least 50 years. 

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19 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

This one made me laugh 

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=40101&headline=Just sheer luck no one was injured&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018

The picture taker was on a fucking HORSE on a main road and that’s totally ok; but let’s have a go a the car driver for overtaking a fucking HORSE doing 2 mph on a busy main road. 

One might ask what level of control the rider was exercising over the horse whilst operating a phone/camera at the same time? Isn't that illegal for car drivers...?

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What gets me is the number of people who indicate right when going straight across a roundabout.

For roundabout technique, you need to try Cardiff, where you do not wait at all at the access points. You just find a small gap and go. It works, but you need to have your wits about you. If you do not go, the guy behind you hits your rear bumper!

 

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1 minute ago, monasqueen said:

What gets me is the number of people who indicate right when going straight across a roundabout.

For roundabout technique, you need to try Cardiff, where you do not wait at all at the access points. You just find a small gap and go. It works, but you need to have your wits about you. If you do not go, the guy behind you hits your rear bumper!

 

Pretty much like going through the centre of London then...

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24 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

One might ask what level of control the rider was exercising over the horse whilst operating a phone/camera at the same time? Isn't that illegal for car drivers...?

Maybe they had a go pro on their helmet or shoulder

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1 hour ago, Uhtred said:

I have driven in many European countries, including Scandinavia, the US, the Far East and very extensively in England, Scotland and Ireland, all over many years. With the single exception of Portugal, where you clearly have to be clinically insane before you can have a driving licence, the standard of driving on this Island is manifestly the worst I have ever encountered and continues to be so. And never mind recent reductions in traffic police numbers Derek, it has been thus for at.least 50 years. 

Absolutely. What a ludicrous suggestion that more police and "assets" would enhance the driving standard. There are two issues. People who clearly have no idea what they are doing either through lack of skills or decrepitude, AND the curious phenomenon of individuals who are perfectly agreeable, giving and nice to know outside the car that seem to turn into impatient, spiteful lunatics when behind the wheel.

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2 hours ago, thesultanofsheight said:

This one made me laugh 

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=40101&headline=Just sheer luck no one was injured&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018

The picture taker was on a fucking HORSE on a main road and that’s totally ok; but let’s have a go a the car driver for overtaking a fucking HORSE doing 2 mph on a busy main road. 

 

1 hour ago, Non-Believer said:

One might ask what level of control the rider was exercising over the horse whilst operating a phone/camera at the same time? Isn't that illegal for car drivers...?

 

Dear Mr and Mrs Angry,

Obviously, the picture of the motorist apparently dangerously overtaking will likely be a still from footage recorded on a GoPro or similar attached either to the rider's jacket or hat. Many cyclists and riders have them now. Spread the word - it might encourage people to drive more carefully and to be less impatient.

Also - if that seems like a busy main road to you then you must be from somewhere even more quiet and remote than the IOM. When driving on quiet remote country roads (ie the whole IOM) expect to have to slow down and wait for horses, cyclists, livestock, tractors, diggers etc. Or get the bus.

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