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Re: bad driving

Postby Bingo Bango » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:20 pm

Yep, hit by the back then side of the car while walking on the pavement. Not at any speed to do damage, but it shows how oblivious she was. On a road with loads of kids going to primary and high schools.

We got the reg number of the ambulance but you know what? I can't be bothered with the hassle. I know that's not the right attitude but have ended up with egg on my face too many times before after complaining about things.. :(
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Re: bad driving

Postby purplepantman » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:06 pm

What I'd like to know is where is everyone going in such a hurry? Why don't they just leave five minute earlier?
There's a lot of angry people out there with somewhere really important to go.
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Re: bad driving

Postby octavia » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:17 am

if only everything in life was as late as a vw driver?
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Re: bad driving

Postby RapidAssistant » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:49 am

octavia wrote:if only everything in life was as late as a vw driver?


Oh dear - my partner's got a Golf as a company car and I have an Audi A3. So guess that's us tarred with the same brush.
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Re: bad driving

Postby RapidAssistant » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:55 am

purplepantman wrote:What I'd like to know is where is everyone going in such a hurry? Why don't they just leave five minute earlier?
There's a lot of angry people out there with somewhere really important to go.


Since I live in the sticks though nowadays, there are plenty of reasons for getting p**ed off I can assure you.

Pet Hate #1 is tractor and JCB drivers. Why they choose to go out at rush hour when everyone else is trying to get to their work, and fair dues - there are some who pull into the layby to let queues clear - but there is an equal number of miserable b***ards who merrily drive past places where they could have pulled in. That makes my blood boil, as it only infuriates people into taking silly chances which causes accidents.

If I was transport secretary I'd put a curfew on all agricultural vehicles on primary routes at peak times.
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Re: bad driving

Postby Alycidon » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:51 pm

RapidAssistant wrote:
purplepantman wrote:What I'd like to know is where is everyone going in such a hurry? Why don't they just leave five minute earlier?
There's a lot of angry people out there with somewhere really important to go.


Since I live in the sticks though nowadays, there are plenty of reasons for getting p**ed off I can assure you.

Pet Hate #1 is tractor and JCB drivers. Why they choose to go out at rush hour when everyone else is trying to get to their work, and fair dues - there are some who pull into the layby to let queues clear - but there is an equal number of miserable b***ards who merrily drive past places where they could have pulled in. That makes my blood boil, as it only infuriates people into taking silly chances which causes accidents.

If I was transport secretary I'd put a curfew on all agricultural vehicles on primary routes at peak times.


Bus drivers are the same, "I'm ahead of schedule and I am going to drive at 20mph" not giving a damn for the tailback behind him, also the drivers that cut in to the queue, particularly bad just now on the approaches to the Erskine Bridge. Don't get me started on cyclists, singularly they are no problem, but I am talking about the swarm of lycra clad tossers that plague the roads round Eaglesham on a Sunday morning, sometimes up to 20, all bunched up so that there is no chance of you getting by, and they know it and love it.

Rant over
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We must perform a Quirkafleeg!!!!
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Re: bad driving

Postby edward carolan » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:29 pm

That looks like an Audi, rushing through the Ardennes to a severe doing.
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Re: bad driving

Postby moonbeam » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:40 pm

Set of lights out at Anniesland X on the Bearsden Road side early this morning. Watched two women shoot straight through at 30-40mph. Road was quiet but they still nearly hit a lorry.
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Re: bad driving

Postby Godsgift » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:59 pm

RapidAssistant wrote:
purplepantman wrote:What I'd like to know is where is everyone going in such a hurry? Why don't they just leave five minute earlier?
There's a lot of angry people out there with somewhere really important to go.


Since I live in the sticks though nowadays, there are plenty of reasons for getting p**ed off I can assure you.

Pet Hate #1 is tractor and JCB drivers. Why they choose to go out at rush hour when everyone else is trying to get to their work, and fair dues - there are some who pull into the layby to let queues clear - but there is an equal number of miserable b***ards who merrily drive past places where they could have pulled in. That makes my blood boil, as it only infuriates people into taking silly chances which causes accidents.

If I was transport secretary I'd put a curfew on all agricultural vehicles on primary routes at peak times.
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Herself drives a Golf too but we're in the south of Ireland so you're all safe enough. She'd never find the ferry. Send me lots of cash or I'm buying her a satnav! :D
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Re: bad driving ,sat nav.

Postby octavia » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:57 am

provxxed my point again ,this very evening,Kingsgate retail park EK, guy drivihg silver vw, golf, ,,of course ........... wrong way round the clearly marked car park traffic system ,causes me and car in front plus all those at other junction ,to test our brakes! He speeds off not giving a 4xxx, Is it just me or.............?
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Re: bad driving

Postby RapidAssistant » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:04 pm

Alycidon wrote:
Bus drivers are the same, "I'm ahead of schedule and I am going to drive at 20mph" not giving a damn for the tailback behind him, also the drivers that cut in to the queue, particularly bad just now on the approaches to the Erskine Bridge. Don't get me started on cyclists, singularly they are no problem, but I am talking about the swarm of lycra clad tossers that plague the roads round Eaglesham on a Sunday morning, sometimes up to 20, all bunched up so that there is no chance of you getting by, and they know it and love it.

Rant over


Apparently First drivers get disciplined quite badly for running early, and are threatened with their jotters if they do it too often. (maybe that's why they are always advertising for drivers in the back window of their buses...but I digress). Reminds me of a time I was on the old 62 service going along the Gallowgate past St Mungo's school and the driver was going embarrassingly slow - in fact PAINFULLY slow - like 15mph probably. Bearing in mind this was rush hour and the body language of my fellow passengers was showing people were getting somewhat p***ed off with the situation.

Eventually someone's temper finally snapped - "Driver gonnae speed up a bit for God's sake!!!", to which the driver responded:

"Sorry - ahhm runnin' early".....and this woman retorted "well we're all f***ing late!!!!". He never listened and just carried on....
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Re: bad driving

Postby edward carolan » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:58 pm

He was right ,she was wrong. Leave earlier or shut the F -up.
Only answer go home and keep working on your transporter system(As seen on Star Trek) or shut the fruck up.
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Re: bad driving

Postby Fat Cat » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:05 pm

RapidAssistant wrote:
Alycidon wrote:
Bus drivers are the same, "I'm ahead of schedule and I am going to drive at 20mph" not giving a damn for the tailback behind him, also the drivers that cut in to the queue, particularly bad just now on the approaches to the Erskine Bridge. Don't get me started on cyclists, singularly they are no problem, but I am talking about the swarm of lycra clad tossers that plague the roads round Eaglesham on a Sunday morning, sometimes up to 20, all bunched up so that there is no chance of you getting by, and they know it and love it.

Rant over


Apparently First drivers get disciplined quite badly for running early, and are threatened with their jotters if they do it too often. (maybe that's why they are always advertising for drivers in the back window of their buses...but I digress). Reminds me of a time I was on the old 62 service going along the Gallowgate past St Mungo's school and the driver was going embarrassingly slow - in fact PAINFULLY slow - like 15mph probably. Bearing in mind this was rush hour and the body language of my fellow passengers was showing people were getting somewhat p***ed off with the situation.

Eventually someone's temper finally snapped - "Driver gonnae speed up a bit for God's sake!!!", to which the driver responded:

"Sorry - ahhm runnin' early".....and this woman retorted "well we're all f***ing late!!!!". He never listened and just carried on....


Yep, you need the patience of a saint to be a First Bus passenger these days.
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Re: bad driving

Postby RapidAssistant » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:38 am

Where was I in all this kerfuffle you may ask - I work flexitime so I really wasn't bothered about the slow meander into town to be honest. Being the sadist that I am I was quite enjoying watching other people's pain.... :twisted: ::):
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Re: bad driving

Postby octavia » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:58 pm

would it not be good if glasgow,s buses were driven by vw drivers,.. everybody at work early....
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