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,-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

    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

    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

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

    Mike! Veteran

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

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    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

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