They shall not pass...or shall they (1 Viewer)

Ricardoe

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Hi..this only really applies most of the time in the UK,but whe you get a queue behind you on narrow roads,do you feel slightly concious of everyone behinds frustration and maybe pull over(when its safe and legal to do so). ..or think to yourself “let them wait for dual carriageway coming up in 10 miles. Me I try to pull over and let them by,like some massive tractors do,but nobody has even even waived a “cheers”,so I wonder if they even realise whats going on!
 

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As a PVC driver, I drive at the same speed as everyone else, so there is no need to pull over

Also, I'm not sure I understand why "this only really applies most of the time in the UK"???
 
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If I can't find a convenient layby to pull over, I wait for a convenient overtaking section, slow down (brake a tad) and flick the nearside indicator a couple of times.

The following drivers normally get the message and I usually get an appreciative hoot :eek:
 

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If I can't find a convenient layby to pull over, I wait for a convenient overtaking section, slow down (brake a tad) and flick the nearside indicator a couple of times.

The following drivers normally get the message and I usually get an appreciative hoot :eek:
Yes that’s what I do, remember over 3050kgs the max speed is 50mph so if your sticking to the speed limit you may soon get a queue behind you. Also we’re retired and don’t have to rush anywhere anymore. (y)
 
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I always try and keep as close as possible to the speed of the other traffic.
I'm more likely to be in the queue behind rather than leading it.
On a very narrow winding road or mountain roads where I need to slow down I always let other drivers pass as soon as I find a straight section where they can pass safely.
Can't see any point in causing other drivers to get stressed when they have more urgent business than me.

Richard.
 

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My view is most drivers in this Country don’t have a clue why you pull over.
They probably think your lost or stopping for a cuppa :)

Perhaps the only exception being the local folk in the Highlands & Islands - they seem incredibly switch on to this kind of thing.

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Euphony

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I always pull over in a lay-by or slow and indicate on a clear safe road, there’s no point in holding others up for the sake of it. There are too many d**ks on the road already without being one myself.
 

Steve N Tracy

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Yes that’s what I do, remember over 3050kgs the max speed is 50mph so if your sticking to the speed limit you may soon get a queue behind you. Also we’re retired and don’t have to rush anywhere anymore. (y)
That is unladen weight so most 3500 kg units will be under 3050 kg.
 
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Hi.
"Number two" starts the queue. It seems that overtaking has become a lost art,as @Geo says.they have a set of peddles to. But i will let traffic by when it is safe,its simple really,to catch you up they have to be going faster,so let them through.
Tea Bag..."Coming through (y)(y)"

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I'm another driver who believes in helping those behind to overtake me: I'm usually "on holiday" so in no rush to get anywhere. (y)

Sometimes they understand my actions and I get an appreciative flash of the lights.

However, on the continent, especially in Germany, I've had lots of cars slowing down with me (despite the road ahead being straight and clear) and refusing to pass until I've come to a stop, sometimes for a few seconds. A German friend told me that they have "minimum distance" regulations so if I slow down, they have to do the same, in order to maintain the gap. So perhaps the best idea is just to keep plodding along and let them decide? :unsure:

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Be careful about indicating (left flasher) to vehicle behind to overtake as if they have an accident during this procedure you could be held to have contributed to the accident by your actions
 

roamingman

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I will pull into a layby if it is safe to do so, but as mentioned it is second person in que, who case's the problem driving to close to motor in front and can not see past when it is safe to go, does not leave enough room for car to over take him, so maybe not motor in front causing que but second Muppet who is to blame.
 

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I'm another driver who believes in helping those behind to overtake me: I'm usually "on holiday" so in no rush to get anywhere. (y)

Yep thats me too.
I can remember being stuck behind vans, not only because I wanted to get on but because you cant see past them and it makes me on edge. I also like to look at the sceneray and you cant when you are concetrating on looking at the back of a van.

I think we shoud start a 'Campagn for Considerate Campervans' and be so nice and considerate that every one will love us.
Unfortunetly the acronym would be CCC and no one would sign up to that!:Eeek:
 
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I followed a works van recently I think it was one of the big service providers. A sign on the back said this van is Black Box Controlled and cannot break the speed limit.. I followed it first in a 30 limit then it went straight up to 40 when the limit changed. Perhaps this is the future so we will just sit in the queue not bothered who we are behind as we will be at the same speed....:)

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If some aggressive driver behind me wants to go too fast for the road conditions or break the speed limit I try hard to accommodate them because I always prefer to have them in front.

If they have a crash or near miss - the Mail pays £250 for the dashcam clip! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Leaving a junction or roundabout it doesn't accelerate as well as a car; that's what tends to make car drivers impatient thinking they must get in front otherwise we are going to hold them up. Some drivers just hate following a campervan or MH. Most of the time our PVC is maintaining progress that suits the conditions and there isn't a queue building up behind.
 

JockandRita

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I wait for a convenient overtaking section, slow down (brake a tad) and flick the nearside indicator a couple of times.
Yes that’s what I do,
Yes,, I always try to accommodate other drivers,, pull over, or indicate when Rd ahead is clear,,(as posted)
I always pull over in a lay-by or slow and indicate on a clear safe road,
I'm another driver who believes in helping those behind to overtake me: I'm usually "on holiday" so in no rush to get anywhere. (y)
I too am of the same ilk, and only signal if I think the road ahead is safe to overtake. (y)


I would rather pull over and let people pass if I can rather than help an idiot overtake in an unsafe place.
Apart from your post, I've not seen any other reference to "helping idiots to overtake in an unsafe place". :eek:

Be careful about indicating (left flasher) to vehicle behind to overtake as if they have an accident during this procedure you could be held to have contributed to the accident by your actions
I appreciate where you are coming from, however, the person in control of a vehicle, is the person responsible for deciding whether it is safe to overtake or not.
If I said to you as a pedestrian, "it is safe to cross the road", the onus is upon you to check that it is safe to cross, unless of course you were blind or severely visually impaired, and seeking the help of others.

Another thing to consider, is that the flick/ flash of a left indicator light (here in the UK) could be accidental, by the unintentional operation of the indicator stalk, if the driver for example, meant to operate their lighting or wiper stalk. Once again, it's the responsibility of the driver behind, to interpret and assess whether or not it is safe to overtake. I can't see any responsibility whatsoever, being apportioned to the driver in front, indicating that it is safe to overtake, especially when that action is not recognised or listed within the Highway Code.
It's like the flashing of headlamps. It has only one meaning within the Highway Code, ie, "To warn others of your presence", however, most of us use the facility to give the "all clear", or the "come on through" at junctions or obstacles, to oncoming road users. I know I am guilty of that one, however, it's the recipient's responsibility, to decide whether a manouvre is safe or not.

Cheers,

Jock. :)
 

Geo

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I would rather pull over and let people pass if I can rather than help an idiot overtake in an unsafe place.
If your concentrating on his driving who's concentrating on yours:Eeek:
When did you last see a "Proffesional" driver ie Bus or HGV pull over to let you pass :doh:
 
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I slow down or stop at a convenient place to let others pass more to do with the distance/time I have led the queue rather than the number of vehicles behind me. I stop more often when I know the route ahead is narrow or has many bends in the road.
Even in the UK there have been times when I have slowed down but the vehicle behind me refuses to overtake: when this happens I just accelerate back to my comfortable speed and accept the growing queue.
Incidentally, when driving in Southern Ireland I have found the wide “tractor lane” hard shoulders ideal to use as slow lanes to let others past, but you have to be observant as sometimes these end or are interrupted with little warning.
 

Steve N Tracy

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Are you sure of that? 450kgs payload?
That’s ok then just do 60mph everywhere
Maybe I should have said most 3500kg motorhomes with around 500 kg Payload I sometimes forget that there are motorhomes longer then the 6m we are limited to due to the drive length lol
 
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We will also pull in if a queue is building up behind us, although with a PVC is doesn’t happen often.

We operate on the principle that we are retired. They may be working to pay the taxes that pay our pension!:rolleyes:
 

Jands

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It's called considerate driving.
Do it when driving a car up in the lakes.
I go on single lanes enjoying the views and pleasure of driving.
If a car gets behind me I happily pull over and let it pass.
Also expect the reverse if I am wanting to make good speed.
 
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Hi..this only really applies most of the time in the UK,but whe you get a queue behind you on narrow roads,do you feel slightly concious of everyone behinds frustration and maybe pull over(when its safe and legal to do so). ..or think to yourself “let them wait for dual carriageway coming up in 10 miles. Me I try to pull over and let them by,like some massive tractors do,but nobody has even even waived a “cheers”,so I wonder if they even realise whats going on!
BUT you know and that’s all that should count. :)

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