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Old 27-03-2019, 21:09   #31
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Sometimes the problem certainly is other people, for some reason no-one overtakes these days, even if it is a bus or a tractor, people just sit behind it. When you come to the tail end of a ten car queue, none of whom seem to want to overtake, it makes it harder to pass yourself, and more dangerous too as people rarely check they are being overtaken before overtaking themselves.

Despite the fact that it is ultimately the fault of the ten idiots between me and your tractor, you could still do the decent thing in pull in where possible to let them pass.
I do mate but its not always easy to get back out when the roads are so busy. If you have 20 tons behind you it is sometimes hard to find somewhere to pull in. But i agreed some drivers dont pull in. I have ever beckoned people past but by the time they do it something is coming. A lot of ****s on the road.
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Tractors are to pull in if loads off traffic are behind High Way Code
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Old 28-03-2019, 06:36   #33
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How many is loads. What page is that of the highway code.
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Old 28-03-2019, 09:31   #34
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SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC

Rules and legislation on slow moving vehicles (which applies particularly to tractors and also caravans (but not pedal cycles)):

Highway Code Rule 169:

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.

(Which isn't in itself legally binding)


The Police have been on record more than once:

"The police recommendation to slow-moving vehicles is to pull over, where it is safe to do so, and make use of lay-bys, when you have six or more vehicles behind you."

(which in itself is also not legally binding)


There have been a number of convictions of offences of holding up traffic by slow moving vehicles, where fines and points have been given.

I can only presume this is under "inconsiderate driving" laid down in the Road Traffic Act, Section 3:


Careless, and inconsiderate, driving.

If a person drives a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place, he is guilty of an offence.”

Inconsiderate Driving is defined in Section 3ZA, para (4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988:


Section 3ZA

Meaning of careless, or inconsiderate, driving

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para (4) - A person is to be regarded as driving without reasonable consideration for other persons only if those persons are inconvenienced by his driving.]



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So we started with Speed limiters, had a bit of Brexit and now tractors. Weird thread.
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So we started with Speed limiters, had a bit of Brexit and now tractors. Weird thread.
It beats "What is this TME worth?"
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Corbing? That a noun?
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you've lost your mind. The other one was when I claimed someone who has bought a car on finance doesn't have a right to keep it, that it belongs to the finance company and they will reclaim it. You were still smarting from your loss about the parking issue so did what so many people inexplicably do on here which is to say I'm wrong just for the sake of saying it. Needless to say the finance company reclaimed the car, I was right again, you were wrong again Have to say, if a layman knew more about my profession than I did I'd feel rather embarrassed about it, but no, you just keep coming back for more
Oh yes, you were totally wrong about that one too.
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Yeah, it's a *Proper* noun


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Oh yes, you were totally wrong about that one too.
The car was reclaimed by the finance company like I said it would, so I wasn't
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Eventually we'll all look back and think; "Remember when cars were fun?"
Aidy you are 100% spot on except that "Eventually" has already well past. The 1990's were IMO the optimum period when we had a good road system with a lot less traffic, gatso cameras but we had detectors and a great selection of cars that were fast and fun. It's gone downhill from there.
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Aidy you are 100% spot on except that "Eventually" has already well past. The 1990's were IMO the optimum period when we had a good road system with a lot less traffic, gatso cameras but we had detectors and a great selection of cars that were fast and fun. It's gone downhill from there.
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The car was reclaimed by the finance company like I said it would, so I wasn't
That doesn't prove you were right on the point of law you were wrong on, but never mind, it's boring.
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Aidy you are 100% spot on except that "Eventually" has already well past. The 1990's were IMO the optimum period when we had a good road system with a lot less traffic, gatso cameras but we had detectors and a great selection of cars that were fast and fun. It's gone downhill from there.
Tastes change and evolve. A younger generation will no doubt argue that the cars of today are the best car ever, whilst looking back with rose tinted glasses in 2050.

Though I agree 90s and early 2000s were the best. But I haven’t driven anything modern...
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