Call me a sissy but....

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  1. ponyboy

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    Situation completely normal here in Italy, Truck doing 90, car doing 95, double white lines, corner coming up, oh yeah and Mercedes just coming round the bend towards our merry band of travellers at say 110. PS truck driver on his mobile.
    Happy ending this time, one less bunch of flowers to decorate the roadside!!!

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    Yup, that seems like perfectly normal Itallian driving! :D
     
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    Much the same here in France. we reckon it's all down to spacial perception.
    If the road is clear ahead then drivers can't work out how much space they have to overtake but if they can see the blind spot at the crest of a hill or the blind part of a bend then they think they can work it out.
    We've had many a french driver sit close behind us on a straight clear road for many km then when they see a blind bend, crest of a hill or another driver coming towards them then they pull out to overtake and usually in too higher gear so the overtake is slower making it even more dangerous.
    Hey ho, if only everyone were as perfect as me . . . .LOL
     
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    Ya gotta love em though !!!! :xrofl: :D
     
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    yeah Jaws - love 'em to DEATH
     
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    Sissy !! :xrofl:
    The Italian driving techniques scared the hell out of us too..
     
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    As mentioned elsewhere.. try it on a bike !!
     
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    Thatsa becausea youa thinka wid youa brain, ina Italia wea thinka with oura testicles.
     
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    They were pretty quick at changing lanes in ww2 also
     
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    My first thought was that you are a bit close to the truck :whistle::whistle:
     
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    Fair comment Gromett but the bugger, pulled in front of me tightly after overtaking me, must have been cos the other guy behind him was beeping to get by. Not sure - but staying on the campsite today to give my nerve endings a bit of rest!!!
     
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    I'm looking for someone like him at the mo as I have a car that I can't sell !
    :xwink::xThumb:
     
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    That really irritates me when people overtake and pull in very close, then don't keep up their overtaking speed causing me to slow down to maintain the gap. Grrrr. :mad:
     
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    well we were thinking of Italy next year.......... maybe Spain instead.
     
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    Italy is the only country I have had a crash in the MH! Old bloke in a Punto reversed into me, and claimed he didn't see me! Disturbing on too many levels :xangry:
     
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    Oh, I thought that you had your dashcam on zoom so it just looked a lot closer than it was
     
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    Dashcam was Mrs Ponyboy and the language out of her would have had to be severely dealt with in the editing suite if it was a video
     
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    I must point it out the obvious, since people have focussed on you being too close to the lorry. How about the fact that it is clearly one way, and there should be no oncoming traffic! :xsmile:
     
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    Rule of the road in Italy, if you leave a gap not quite big enough for a car, a car will fill it.
     
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    If you really want to confuse a french driver that has been following behind you for ages on a road with many an opp. for overtaking, just put your right hand indicator on and slowly, very slowly, slow down.
    As like as not they'll be still there when you come to a standstill.
    The thought that you are 'helping' them get past is a new concept to many of them.
     
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