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  1. GRC

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    I totally get the idea that most folk in a Motorhome are in no rush, but 40mph on a dual carriageway, get off the bloody road ######, I got a bit boxed in & followed the silly sod, then roadworks, down to one lane & 50 mph limit, he slows down to 30, with a nice convoy following him ######,

    Do you not realise the row I've just had with the wife is all your fault

    But apart from that, just had a great few days in our Motorhome & if anybody witnessed 2 Motorhomes going 30mph we were NOT together ######
     
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  2. GRC

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    & I nearly kicked the dog
     
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    he was from the dark side.:mask: they must have known you was from the fun club.:banghead:
     
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    Hope you are not thinking of going abroad with the speed limit at over 70. Get behind me doing a cosy 55 and your stress levels will be rising again. These are speed limits not targets.
     
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    Don't care.

    If I am on a smooth surfaced road, I travel at 80 kph (50 mph) unless I hit an upward incline when I have to slow down.

    However...

    I always pull over and let the traffic behind come past as soon, and as often, as I can.

    I can't STAND these brumm, brumm, got to get there quicker, my life is so bloody important, types. I certainly don't want them behind me having their hissy fits.

    We are all heading towards death and I am not in a hurry to get there.


    JJ :cool:
     
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  6. GRC

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    Going too slow is not cosy, it's bloody dangerous, I'm no expert, I do around 40k a year, no bumps so far (touch wood).

    Would love to see you enter motorway 6.30 Monday morning, should keep up with the flow of traffic, not make them all break, for you just to be cosy.

    I agree the limits are not targets, but they are deemed to be safe speeds to travel at.

    If your in no rush, go at 3am & keep out the way of normal people.

    (Dog nearly got it again)
     
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    Was that you behind me ? I was going as fast as I could
     
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  8. GRC

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    I guess you have held your driving licence a long time,

    As you do 50 in a, & I guess a 70, so about 30% below safe limit

    If at your test, you did 30% less that the ((again) safe limit, you would fail your test,
     
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    I do like to make best progress but if I get three or four vehicles behind me I pull over when I can and let them past as I have said before, whenever we are out in the MoHo it's because were on holiday so no big rush.:D
     
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    Sorry... I don't understand your point.

    I didn't fail my test and I am allowed to go at whatever speed I like, thank you very much.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Fully agree....but these clowns travelling at 30 in a 50 limit are the ones ultimately causing accidents due to other drivers frustration and risk taking to get past just so they can drive at a safe speed and make progress.
    Im having a sticker made for my caravan......


    50mph by LAW

    not by CHOICE​

     
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    I tanked it up the A11 today ( in my car) at speeds I would prefer not to disclose.
     
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    Mine will only do 30 - 35 on the flat and with the wind behind me 40 - 45 downhill...

    But I was around before all these high speed roads were built...

    And the law say`s I don`t have to keep up with them or overtake...:)
     
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    Cripes!

    A preaching post telling others how fast to drive...

    You wouldn't see me ANYWHERE at 6.30 am on a Monday morning (unless you were sleeping with me and, as you are a dog owner, I doubt very much you are my type!)

    I feel sorry for folk who have to be up at 6.30 am and on a motorway, on a Monday morning, "racing" as fast as possible to get to work.

    Are they happy?

    JJ :cool:
     
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    From DVLA

    10: Inappropriate speed – You should drive at a speed suitable for each road and not unnecessarily hold up traffic. Driving too slow is likely to marked as a driving fault and driving much slower than necessary is the 10th most common reason for failing the driving test.

    So the answer to you is, no you can't drive at whatever speed takes your fancy
     
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    I travel at a speed I consider safe and am comfortable with, not slow but certainly not too fast ....driving my MH is a pleasure. I don't hold traffic up neither will I be intimidated by drivers trying to 'get somewhere'............

    :)
     
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    Your mixing the word "racing" with normal & yes I thoroughly enjoy my job thank you,
     
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  18. JJ

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    Hey... Mr GRC,

    Never take me and my posts seriously and certainly never let me "get to you"!

    Sorry if I upset you... but I HATE people trying to make me go faster than I want to...

    One of the joys of spending most of my time in Portugal is that I don't have to spend a single second on the crammed UK road network, watching the lane jumping and horn blowing motorists striving to get twenty yards further ahead.

    Every day is the weekend for me...


    JJ :cool:
     
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    It's not the slower driver up the front who causes the accidents, it's the single brain celled prats behind who just have to pass everything in front of them.
     
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    Having spent the best part of 45 years driving class 1 trucks both over here and abroad I find your comments are posted to back up your first post. Trucks are limited to 56mph so by your argument they should either be banned or at best only allowed on the roads during darkness.
    I have sufficient driving experience to enable me to join a motorway safely thank you.
    As I stated, the speed limit is not a target which I think you regard it as being.
    and 40k miles per year is just a starting point for a professional driver, try doing 100k per year among the travelling muppets.
     
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