This, this, a 1000 x this. ^^^Why? Unless the Lambo pulled into the van driver's safety gap then suddenly stopped before the gap was re-established. The van driver should be leaving enough of a gap to be able to stop no matter what happens with the vehicle in front, brake lights or no brake lights. However, back in the real world, as we all know, leave a proper gap and it's just going to get repeatedly filled by lane jumpers.
Go and stand in the corner.I think the van driver can be excused
Some years ago or so I was driving our Polo up the old A1 dual carriageway at night before it was upgraded to motorway. At that time there were many minor side roads and crossing points over the A1 with waiting spaces in the central reservation. I was happily driving up the outside lane passing a lorry and could see a vehicle's lights as it sat in the widened outcentral reservation crossing to the southbound side. As I got nearer it looked like a tractor waiting.Its a bit frightening coming across a stationery object in the fast lane at 70mph. It happened to me on a dark evening. I managed to swerve and miss it. A BMW hit the barrier a few minutes ahead of me. There where no lights on it when i came through. Its not something you expect to happen....
Strangest thing I've ever seen was a man climbing a stepladder in the centre lane of the M6 near Manchester. I just had time to brake and allow a car to swerve into the fast lane with me and I was past before I got a proper look but I remember the picture clearly.Its a bit frightening coming across a stationery object in the fast lane at 70mph.
Yeah that's true. I rather dislike it when managers (or anyone really) puts blame onto others when it's not justified. Although it would be great if the problem was fixed, the paperwork trail got your friend off the 'hook' (not that s/he should be on the hook in the first place).TBH he'd sooner have had the problem fixed when he'd said there was something wrong.
Only had to do that once *, on a crowded M62 when the courtesy car I was driving seized up, while my car was in having a service... I had to put the clutch in to keep it rolling and work my way over to the hard shoulder watching everything at once and get across without any servo on the brakes. Stopping on any of the lanes wasn't something I was prepared to do as everyone was going at the same speed and I couldn't hang about! Even on the hard shoulder you feel vulnerable so I hopped over the barriers onto the grass to walk to the nearest phone. Garage wasn't happy to collect but turned out there was no oil in the sump of the courtesy car so of course it seized. Thankfully it hadn't been my responsibility to check it but if they'd found some small print somewhere, and I'm sure they would've tried it if they could, I could've had a huge bill!Yes it's about being aware of whats around you at all times.
I think it was the A1 where a lorry in front of me shed what looked (as it twirled through the air towards me) like a 3 ft long bit of 2x4 wood. Luckily it just bounced off the windscreen and only starred it. But it was one of those time-slowing-down moments.Passing lorries on the A1 is always an adventure, you never know what might happen..
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