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@_jimmy_ also oncoming trucks who countless times have flashed me from 1/2 mile away to dip my lights (which in turn amusingly makes my lights momentarily dip the go back to full bean just to annoy the trucker even more and make it look like i'm taking the :censored: out of them!!!)
🤣🤣🤣 I'm guessing it was the ubiquitous Turner's lorry haha
Just get an SUV and leave them on, seems to be the new way!
 

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Yet another absolute tool of a tractor driver, I would like to pretend this is a one off but no it is totally common just sometimes you catch a break and can actually .... overtake....

Over 8.5 miles stuck behind a tractor (before I took a detour to get away from him) who was unable to even maintain 35mph in the 60 mph NSL area he was in for the whole distance.

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This was where I joined him and going by the erratic driving in front of me the drivers behind him had been there some time....

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By now white car was utterly :censored: off and decided to risk going down a dirt tracked road in order to get in front of him... a decision I too wish I had opted for.....

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Ohh what is that I spot... is that a parking lane... the perfect place for a vehicle unable to maintain an acceptable speed to pull off into and allow the now many miles of traffic to get past......

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But nope :censored: that says Mr Tractor driver I ain't pulling over for this bunch of :censored:....

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Which leads to yet more risky overtakes (the flat-back only just missed the oncoming car).

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And yet another chance for him to pull over not a proper parking space but a hard surfaced runoff with plenty of space to allow the now huge tailback to subside.... but no he decided to carry on trucking.... or should that be :censored: ing... the rest of the drivers off..........

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This was where I called enough and took a detour not willing to risk staying behind him for another 8 miles......

Why the :censored: will the police not start getting involved and pulling these drivers up??? Rule 169 of the highway code is quite clear:

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Do not hold up a long queue of traffic, especially if you are driving a large or slow-moving vehicle. Check your mirrors frequently, and if necessary, pull in where it is safe and let traffic pass.

so effectively he is purposely ignoring the highway code and then they wonder why there are so many accidents on this specific length of road it is people getting absolutely infuriated by poor standards af driving from the local farmers who only use the slow moving tractors to move these large loads... because they are trying to get away with not paying tax on the fuel by using the red dieseled tractors for the haul instead....

I worked on a farm in my youth and have plenty of time for the courteous Cornish farmers and their plight, but the farmers around the East of England I have no sympathy for their plight whatsoever...

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Just a salient point on what has been mentioned many times before before in other areas but still people do it. Yesterday on my drive to work at 6am in the poor weather I witnessed the van in front of me the closest I have ever seen to a 60mph impact with a stationary broken down car on the side of the road. The van missed the car ( and owners who where standing behind it!!!!!) by only literally a few inches... all because the owner of the car had applied that nice fancy tinting to all his rear lights! Even at 50 metres the car was barely visible they where that dim and I think the only thing that warned the van driver of their presence was the infinitely brighter torch on the blokes mobile phone, certainly not the hazard lights which where to dull to even read by.......

You might think it looks good but does it look so good that you want risk someone not seeing you and impacting you at a closing speed of 60mph... that's even before talking about why the :censored: they where standing behind their car!!!

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That would've been a contender for entry into the Darwin Awards.

On which thought I haven't looked at that site for a couple of years now. People getting hoist on a petard of their own stupidity has always been a guilty pleasure of mine... off to catch up with the best of humanity's own goals 🤭
 

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So not quite road but hotel car park, I was disturbed in my nice little hovel of a room by a very large maybe 18 stone ethic man screaming abuse at the receptionist outside fin and blinding at full volume and getting very near my car with a fire extinguisher, I gave it a few minutes and he hasnt left and was still really close to my car so I went to see what he was doing near my car and he immediately came over to me with said extinguisher asking who owned the car to which I duly replied me agitating him further where he then proceeded to accuse me of smashing into his Car some three days ago!!

Now me being a sensible chappy asked why he was absolutely certain it was me to which he replied he seen my car three days ago and also he then tried his best (with the additional threat of a fire extinguisher) to get me over to see the exhibit A prime bit of evidence an orange paint transfer mark!!!

After listening to the evidence put against me I decided in my calmest tones to point out a few simple facts namely; I only collected my car from a very secure location some 120 miles away some 12 Hours AFTER his car had been hit! Also there was not a single scratch on my car, no clean paint that might indicate removal of rash or respray oh and the names of three witnesses who confirmed the car hadnt even been in that car park until two days after the damage!!! But still the guy couldnt add 1+1 together and get 2 so again looked at every inch of my car with me being the perfect example of calm only occasionally interjecting to warn him not to put his hand on my car or brush it with his coat or I would be getting the car fully detailed at his expense.

Even 3 cars of Kents finest and them proving via ANPR that my car hadnt passed the Dartford crossing area until at least 12 hours after the event left him confused but unwilling to accept it wasnt me and now the lass at reception has had him kicked out and banned from the hotel and police have wasted nearly 2 hours waiting to escort him away for what!?!?

Maybe orange isnt the best colour after all, it attracts all the crazies ... and more to the point has left me doing a night vigil in case he comes back to do what he told the receptionist he was going to do and wreck my car!!!

Sleep tight all cus I wont be :)
 

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Well, if anything does happen, at least the police should have all his details and it would be pretty hard for him to deny anything.

Might be considered 'circumstantial' but hey. Sounds like he's all bark no bite though.
 

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So this morning on way to work minding my own business going round a roundabout when I encountered a Tesla Model X performance with ludicrous mode (that's according the the reg checker though it also is equally as applicable to the driver...) that obviously wasn't being driven by the car.....

First both going round the roundabout in our lanes minding our own businesses...

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Then as we get further round he starts veering though well within his lines maybe he wants to be in my lane even though his lane also has the same A road markings as mine....

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Then it becomes a bit clearer he DOES want to be in my lane and obviously these electric cars are not quite as silent as the makers claims as no amount of 3 pot or horns can distract this driver from his chosen collision course....

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Note also by now I have now ****ed my offside front alloy in a bit to avoid him and was almost touching the crash barrier in order to avoid....

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Him and his trailer! I can see absolutely no excuse for his driving I was at the start almost level with him therefore he can't even blame the trailer for blocking his view, The road also goes on to a dual carriageway for a further 4/500 yards therefore even if he wants to take the first left at the next roundabout he can simply merge in in turn on the duel.....

Absolutely fuming and now not 100% sure which direction to go with this, oh and BTW He also failed to stop after this incident even though I flashed and beeped him multiple times...

1 report to Police (why I haven't put up his Reg plate) for dangerous driving
2 Report to my insurance risking them possibly trying to say ??? 50/50 as they like to do or even letting me away with non-fault but still hitting me with higher costs next year as i've still been in an accident
3 Claim off the wheel insurance I have... though I don't think then the driver in question's insurance would be informed therefore leaving this driver to do this again....

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So this morning on way to work minding my own business going round a roundabout when I encountered a Tesla Model X performance with ludicrous mode (that's according the the reg checker though it also is equally as applicable to the driver...) that obviously wasn't being driven by the car.....

First both going round the roundabout in our lanes minding our own businesses...

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Then as we get further round he starts veering though well within his lines maybe he wants to be in my lane even though his lane also has the same A road markings as mine....

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Then it becomes a bit clearer he DOES want to be in my lane and obviously these electric cars are not quite as silent as the makers claims as no amount of 3 pot or horns can distract this driver from his chosen collision course....

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Note also by now I have now ****ed my offside front alloy in a bit to avoid him and was almost touching the crash barrier in order to avoid....

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Him and his trailer! I can see absolutely no excuse for his driving I was at the start almost level with him therefore he can't even blame the trailer for blocking his view, The road also goes on to a dual carriageway for a further 4/500 yards therefore even if he wants to take the first left at the next roundabout he can simply merge in in turn on the duel.....

Absolutely fuming and now not 100% sure which direction to go with this, oh and BTW He also failed to stop after this incident even though I flashed and beeped him multiple times...

1 report to Police (why I haven't put up his Reg plate) for dangerous driving
2 Report to my insurance risking them possibly trying to say ??? 50/50 as they like to do or even letting me away with non-fault but still hitting me with higher costs next year as i've still been in an accident
3 Claim off the wheel insurance I have... though I don't think then the driver in question's insurance would be informed therefore leaving this driver to do this again....

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I'd send that video to to your insurance especially if the registration is nice and clear.
You were both established in your lanes then he moved into yours.
I had a similar incident around four years ago where an old lady decided my lane was better and caught my rear quarter. I claimed against her (dash cam footage proved she encroached my lane).
whether your insurance will up your premiums I don't know.
Perhaps if there is someone on here in insurance could help or give some guidance?
 

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I would do options 1 and 2.

Regardless of fault, you need to inform your insurance company. Failing to do so would make future insurance void if they ever stumbled across this post... As you've been involved in an incident and would have failed to notify them.

Option 3 is void by going option 2.
 

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As a side, just as I was approaching home this morning after the gym, doing the speed limit... A van kept getting closer and closer behind me. He then proceeded to sit right on my backside, could just about see his reg in rear view if I leant up enough in my seat.

I then indicated that I was turning off and began to brake as the turn off is just over 90° back on yourself.

He fails to slow and gets even closer... And then I see him in his impatience move over for an overtake... As he does this, a car comes around the bend ahead. At this point he is right beside me and decides it's a good idea to try and move back into the correct lane!

Thankfully I was turning off at this very moment, otherwise he would have swiped all down the side of my car.

I was so tempted to not go home and have some words... But I talked myself out of it as I really couldn't be bothered with any confrontation.

Wonder if I will see him again...
 

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If the Tesla had collided with you then I would expect him/her/xir to be found at fault, however since you were instead forced to swerve into the kerb I'm not so sure if it will be quite so clear cut (I don't have any experience with these things it's just a gut feeling)
 
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