Bit of good driving for a change

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by jayonabike, 11 May 2010.

  1. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Thought i'd report a bit of good driving, i was cycling past Buncefield oil terminal earlier and i could hear an petrol tanker approaching behind me. I had about 500 yards or so to go before i came to a roundabout and thought the tanker might overtake, but i was chipping along at about 22mph and he just sat on my tail until we hit the roundabout. A quick glance round and a cheery wave from me and i got a blast or 2 from his air horn;) So thanks mr. tanker driver, not everyone on the road is an ar$ehole

    jay
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I find the standard of driving better than ever before

    but it does make the inconsiderate and dangerous driving all the more noticeable and objectionable
     
  3. Jezston

    Jezston Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Drivers of big lorries seem to be the most considerate drivers from my experience. Regularly had good 'communication' with them - a lot travel the stretch of the A52 that makes the larger part of my route, which has a lot of pinch points - they always hang back happilly when it's not totally safe to overtake (even though they could overtake), and I always move out of the way for them when I can. Friendly toots are regularly exchanged :smile:

    I expect this is a lot to do with lorry drivers having a lot more riding on being well behaved than the average driver - they have a lot more to lose if they get in trouble than just a few points or a small fine, so they behave themselves. I wonder what what life would be like if the average motorist had a lot more to lose from bad driving ...
     
  4. thomas

    thomas the tank engine

    Location:
    Woking/Norwich
    Like that'll stop someone who wants to pass :ohmy:

    Good to hear. i got a friendly wave for letting a Morrison's tanker out...I only did it so i could slip stream him home :laugh: (and because I'm a lovely person)
     
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