Tailgating voted the most annoying driving habit in the UK.

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    I vote for slow people hogging lanes the most annoying. :LOL:
     
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    middle lane hoggers and tail gaiters in average speed zones - how fast do you want me to go dickhead when it's a 50mph zone for 10 miles :ranting:
     
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    bmw drivers .. sorry :ROFLMAO:
     
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    A mate of mine bought the BMW front and rear camera kit. He says when cars get too close the driver sees the blue flashing light on the rear facing camera and back off quite quickly.
     
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    I like the sound of that (y)
     
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    the programe on telly last night about the M1 motorway featured a woman driving a Range Rover and she said she often did the same journey in a smart car and you do get bullied more when driving a small car, normally by BMW drivers with a shirt hanging in the back

    it made me smile the stereotypical BMW driver
     
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    That sounds good to me .
     
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    Approaching my home one way is a narrow, steepish, winding downhill, with a 50 limit. The limit is sensible, and nearer 40 is more comfortable and safer. However I often have to follow cars at 30, dropping to 20 on some bends, far slower than necessary for safety. Entering our village the limit drops to 30, and there is a longish, flat straight, and most of the incompetents now get their foot down and are well over the limit. Then there is an S bend which is OK at 30 but requires them to drop to 20 again, before speeding up to 40/50, still in the 30 limit, before leaving the village. The only consolation is that I don't have to follow them for all that long, but sometimes the 4 minutes seems an eternity.
     
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    Porsche drivers are the worst. :whistle::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Oi...:p
     
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    Since you asked...57mph as displayed on your BMW speedometer. 55mph in reality. Optimum speed for progress and not getting caught by an average speed camera...so get your trotter down a little bit please...☺
     
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    Is that the 10% +2 thing? I wouldn't chance that especially as it's only a recommendation and I personally know someone who got done for going 52mph in an average speed zone on a motorway.
     
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    Most car speedometers over read by 10% - at least my Golf GTi did. I haven't done a check on the 330d yet.
    For anyone that wants to calibrate their speedos, the simplest way is to use the motorway where there are emergency phone markers (painted orange) every mile.

    We used to calibrate the Halda tripmeters on rally cars by having a quick blast up the motorway many years ago.
     
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    I always use my Speed camera GPS system, because this gives me the digital read out!
     
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    All motorway distance values are metric. Distance marker posts are at 100m intervals.
     
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    Sorry, I should have said the emergency phone markers (painted orange) which are normally spaced every mile.
     
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    No. Simply experience over the last 3 years as they upgrade the M6 J16 -19 to smart motorway. I never go faster than the fastest British registered HGV. I figure their jobs largely depend on not getting done for speeding too often.
     
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    That Fiasco is till going on - 31/2 years to convert the hard shoulder to an occasional 4th lane on a 20 mile section of the M6. :banghead: If that's an example of British engineering and productivity, I don't think the UK will be winning many international contracts. There is at least one accident each day - sometimes several.

    I've been travelling through the narrow lanes 50 mph section a couple of times, when all the traffic ahead suddenly starts braking. The first assumption is that it's an accident ahead. But NO, it's just some plonker in the middle lane that thinks it's safer to drive at 40 mph instead of the 50 mph that everyone else is travelling at. :mad:
     
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