Went for a walk down our local bypass this morning for about 45 minutes facing oncoming traffic,1 in 15 on their mobiles to their ears,1 lady eating a big sausage roll/type from a paper bag,1 wagon driver rolling a fag on his steering wheel,OK also 1in10 not wearing a seat belt,another 3 of our asian friends wearing the belt inbetween the elbows and shoulders! I`ve just realised (being slow ) why certain people tint their windows!!! So there`s less chance of being seen What about the drivers going in the other direction?
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I must admit
I am guilty of eating when on the motorway (in the car!)
But as for the others, anything that distracts you from the road ahead can potentialy cause an accident. I don't get the seatbelt thing though? If you have to pretend to wear it, why not just wear it?
Also, why are you still allowed to smoke in the car? that beggars belief!
Yes he was rolling a fag with his elbows in the wheel and his hands on the top.
Just curious jaffa,
was there a reason you where strolling down the bypass or are you employed by one of these bloody census teams?
in the middle of the road" />
And just how many 'Eddie Stobart' lorries did you see whilst out?
was the lucky recipient of a blow-job whilst driving up the M1 once.......
You wouldn't have even been able to see that from your road-side position...
(of course officer - the above story is utterly untrue)
Yes i`ve got my eye on you salopian beware! No it`s exercise because i`m overweight and drink to much. 750FLYER more like a blow out.
Smoking the car
"Also, why are you still allowed to smoke in the car? that beggars belief!" - Not to be a d*ck, but in my last job I drove about 40K a year for 6 years, and was smoking nearly every one of those miles I guess it's down to the individual, but how do you differentiate between those that are capable and those who are complete toolbags? :/
I used to smoke
my pipe whilst riding my AN400 Burgervan. I also had a pipe rack. DD
I saw a car driver (on a clear, straight road with nothing coming the other way) force a bike to the side so he could squeeze past in the same lane. At 60. At night.
If the bike had hit a bump or anything slippy he'd have been dead.
I overtook them both and gave the car driver the two finger salute - yes he was riding slowly but not slower than many cars and it was perfectly safe to overtake properly.... as I demonstrated. If only I'd had my "euthanising ray" with me.
Yuk, and I thought it was a pidgeon that made the mess on my visor when behind you..
and I thought she hadn't spilt a drop!!!
I have smoked in the past, and a couple of times a year still have a cigar or pipe, but would never dream of smoking while driving.
What would happen if I was to drop said smoking cigarette etc? Let's face it, we have all dropped things in the past and the odds are that we will drop things in future. In all likelihood, I would look down and not have my eyes on the road. If that was at the wrong moment ...
Living room extensions...
Being a newly returned older (and now slower) rider I've been watching this for years from my slow old 110 landy, but now its even clearer, too many distracting toy's!
The woman on the M27 in the white Fiat 500 thing who plays with her baby in the baby seat next to her however is even worse, when I see her in the outside lane as usual I lane split the other side of the middle lane, and I suppose she does the same at 70 as she does at 20 MPH!
As for Smoking, if the dirty buggers didn't flick ash (even cold it can blind you for minutes) or drop their butt's it would help, a lot. And failure to feed their addiction actually makes them more dangerous IME.
Mr Rotherham, I do the same. Also, if i'm in the outside OVERTAKING lane (little subtle reminder to those who think it's acceptable to drive along in the outside lane as long as they are doing the speed limit.) and I am still overtaking, i will indicate right to let my fellow motorcyclist undertake me safely, and it's always nice to get that nod.
I also smoke whilst driving. I make a point of not flicking the ash onto any bikes. I do 35000 miles a year in my little diesel van, and I am more than capable of concentrating on both things at once. Although it is a gross habit and I am trying to give the bloody things up.
There are too many gadgets to play with in modern motors, air con, climate control, sat nav, radio/cd player, cruse control, I-pod thingy's, and the like. Get back to basics and make the roads safer for all.
Yep, followed a guy last week, weaving all over the road, fiddling with his CD player, then fiddling with his air suspension whilst driving along, stereo blaring out in town, He was so busy chatting to his wife in the rear that he nearly ran over a child..Bloody Goldwings should be banned" />