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Old 04-09-11, 10:42 PM   #1
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Its on bbc2 now funny catch it on iplayer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...ies_3_Driving/
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Old 04-09-11, 11:05 PM   #2
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just watched it there i like the phrase

"some jobsworth dick head doing 70mph in the outside lane, so you have to do 70mph"

i did get angry at the guy who said:

"those people who use the slip road as a launch pad and speed onto the motoway need to be shot"

sorry but isnt the slip road meant to be used to get up to motorway speed?

got me laughing and agreeing at most things...but at the end they didnt know what the signs meant!!!!



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Missed first 20mins but your right about the agreeing with most comments made .
I class slip road as to accelerate and people stop at the end if they cant join instead of using hardshoulder or judge it better .
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oh yeah i get that bit with the slip road, but ive never come across this...roads here are pretty easy going and people tend to pull into outside lane and let you out...

i noticed when i drive down south people get more and more arrogant...i just bully them back...not going to bother me the slightest, its mainly a military car im using so no claims on my insurance



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I've always understood that the slip road is your like half a mile or whatever it is, to get up to speed before getting onto the motorway. I've never been in the position where I've never been able to join the motorway properly. May have had to adjust my speed, slow or speed up some more, but never go into the hardshoulder.
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Here is a bad junction m6 junction 9 south bound its blind till you reach top of the hill now cars behind are speeding up behind what would you do enter by using extra room on hardshoulder or slam your brakes on and hope the hgv behind stops or van car i know my choice but some do slam the anchors on ive seen the mess after and normally the person that slams brakes on enters motorway and people behind pile up.
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I've always understood that the slip road is your like half a mile or whatever it is, to get up to speed before getting onto the motorway.
Me too. Woe betide anyone not going faster than 40mph when we reach the end!

Although I do believe it was originally intended for cars to approach, stop and treat it like a give way
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Although I do believe it was originally intended for cars to approach, stop and treat it like a give way
Think of it this way, if cars drove down and stopped to give way to the traffic already on the motorway and then joined the motorway from a standstill, you'd have someone go into your backside. It'd be too dangerous.
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Missed first 20mins but your right about the agreeing with most comments made .
I class slip road as to accelerate and people stop at the end if they cant join instead of using hardshoulder or judge it better .
I know that junction well! It mental trying to get off when you're coming south and trying to come off! Especially when IKEA have a sale on. Least now you can use the hard shoulder there now. That the only thing I've agreed with, with the works they've done on the M6. Took them long enough to do them. Went on for years.
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