Van Drivers

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Simba, 27 Apr 2010.

  1. Simba

    Simba Specialized Allez 24 Rider

    I was doing about 20 mph down a narrow road http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?layer=c&cbll=53.59898,-2.141806&cbp=12,77.77,,0,-7.87&ved=0CBcQ2wU&ei=DrTWS6HyB9W5jAewz-DYDQ&ie=UTF8&ll=53.598923,-2.141991&spn=0,0.084028&z=14&panoid=2yDJX9fGbxJP_-MS5GFykQ that always has parked cars on the left, so I take primary naturally. A non emergency ambulance pulls out of the junction behind me and then proceeds to rev his engine to what I can assume was almost redline, then blasts past narrowly missing me at around 35 mph, the limit is 20 mph on that road. What is it with some people, I shouted and waved in disgust as that's supposed to be a professional driver.
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    an all too normal everyday commuting occurrence these days unfortunately
     
  3. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    Dob 'em in. The patient transport supervisor will know exactly who it was and they deserve a good talking to at the very least. There's the driving issue per se, but they are also responsible for the safety of the vulnerable people they transport.

    I am passed by non-urgent ambulances all the time and their driving standards are excellent.
     
  4. esrite

    esrite Senior Member

    Location:
    E. London
    i've notice this as well - non emergency ambulance drivers doing reckless maneuvers that could put me in hospital
     
  5. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    The worst part of my route for getting left hooked is right outside Ipswich A&E hospital :biggrin:
     
  6. Mike!

    Mike! Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Whilst i don't pass that entrance the back entrance of Heath Road roundabout can be interesting too!
     
  7. benb

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    Location:
    Epsom
    Well with payment by results they're just trying to get extra income for their hospital!! :eek:
     
  8. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Oh yes, that's the next bit :eek: as I then head up Colchester Road
     
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