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Driving school driver

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by BentMikey, 23 Apr 2008.

  1. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Overtook me and another cyclist on the sweeping S bend on the A233 near the Downe/Keston roundabout, or rather his student did. Too close, on the narrowest bit of that road with one wheel on the double white lines, and in the face of oncoming traffic. He even told me it was plenty of room when I caught up with him further down the road!

    I find out this morning I'd forgotten to turn on my video camera when I left home. Sigh! I could have done a Cunobelin otherwise, and written off to all the driving schools in the area.
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I was cut up badly by a learner car last week.

    The instructor was driving.
     
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    How else are they to learn the essential driving skills of endangering others and then insisting that they're in the right?

    Joking aside, there are a couple of particularly poor ones in Manchester. Worth noting the names of the schools so you know to be wary of them, imo.
     
  4. What annoys me is sometimes when I'm stuck behind a nervous learner or visa versa a nervous learner won't overtake. Or even the fact that we are both there, seems to create tension in some drivers, they lose patience and perform reckless overtakes.
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Bentmikey,

    I sympathise with you forgetting to turn the camera on. Yesterday on my way home I was overtaken by a bendy bus. As it passed it proceeded to squeeze me into the side of the road. I was not amused. I got home and started looking at the footage. About 3 minutes into my commute the picture disappeared, although I still had sound.

    I would have definitely reported it had I had the video footage...:blush:
     
  6. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    How do you store all these video files?

    They must be over a gig after every commute?

    Trying to do dvd's but they take over an hour to make per commute.
     
  7. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Annoyingly, I'd told him to look for his registration on youtube, LOL!

    Merv, I mostly don't store them, I delete nearly all the footage because something interesting doesn't happen very often.
     
  8. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    It does with me.;)
     
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    You can buy external usb2 hdds for peanuts nowadays. Take a look in Maplin's or online. Should be able to pick up 500gb for less than a hundred.
     
  10. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    Yeah 500gb should be enough for now.Good idea.DVD's take ages to make and are fiddly.
     
  11. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

  12. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    Thanks!

    Could pop in tommorow as I pass through Stratford.