Example of good driving

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by DRHysted, 11 Oct 2017.

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  1. DRHysted

    DRHysted Veteran

    Location:
    New Forest
    We always remember the bad drivers, the close passes, the left turners. So I thought I would pop an example of good driving here (mainly because it's so unusual).

    vimeo.com/237721565
     
  2. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Link no worky:sad:.
     
  3. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    I remember good drivers all the time and acknowledge them.

    Unfortunately one crappy bit of driving can really ruin it.
     
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    DRHysted

    DRHysted Veteran

    Location:
    New Forest
  5. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Midlands
    Perfection may have included an indicator being used.
     
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  6. Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    Sometimes I get a driver who moves onto the other side of the road to overtake .This makes me so happy I want to chase after them and kiss them.
     
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  7. No it's not. More than 99% of the drivers I interact with put me or themselves in no danger. It's not unusual, but I don't need to watch videos of it.
     
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  8. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Yup, as Tom Jones used to sing. It's not unusual.
    But it's nice that some good driving gets highlighted.

    *Sure there's another thread about good drivers videos*
     
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  9. Drago

    Drago Guru

    One only needs use indicators when there is another road user who will benefit from the act. Blindly whacking them out tends to quickly become a substitute for looking properly, such is human nature.
     
  10. rugby bloke

    rugby bloke Veteran

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    I find there is always one idiot who does their best to spoil your ride. On this basis it always makes me happy to meet this idiot early on in the ride ...
     
  11. Will Spin

    Will Spin Senior Member

    This is fine (overtaking bit, I don't know about the kissing bit), apart from those drivers who do this and seem to be completely oblivious to the oncoming traffic.
     
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  12. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Midlands
    The driver behind would need to be alerted that he was moving out because of the 'obstruction' in the road.
     
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  13. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    There's been countless times when I've attempted to cross the road on foot only to have to step back again because some t*** on the other adjoining road started turning onto the one I'm crossing without indicating.
    Rule 170 means bugger all to the motoring masses as they'll just plough through ignorantly but if they indicate first, I'll know to wait safely till they've passed me.
    Indicating should be an auto pilot reflex when changing direction.
     

  14. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c412hqucHKw


    I am shocked that indicating isn't required by law here.

    Only found this out recently, as I had always just assumed.
     
  15. Brandane

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    Location:
    Ayrshire.
    This must be one of the worst pieces of advice ever dreamt up by these supposedly "advanced driver" organisations.
    Back in the day it was nice and simple; mirror - signal - manoeuvre. Using indicators is and never was a substitute for looking properly. The lack of indicator usage has recently become something of a badge of honour because of this "advanced driver" endorsement. Or to put it another way, indicators have become something that only learners and wet-behind-the-ears drivers use.

    Personally I am tired of arriving at T junctions or roundabouts and having to stop because there is a car coming from my right which is not indicating, so I have to assume it is going straight ahead across my path. Then the fecker turns left without indicating, into the street I am emerging from...... All because there was no-one behind him, and he possibly didn't see me as I was hidden by buildings on my approach to the junction. In the old days he would (or should) have been signalling a left turn on the approach, so once I had made sure that he was indeed slowing down and looking like he was turning, I could have emerged. That is just one example; I could go on all day about drivers not indicating.....
     
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