Loading

Slow drivers are dangerous too

Plenty of people complain about drivers speeding, drink driving and tailgating etc.  But there are other types of driver; maybe not so obvious that are still a menace to the rest of us.

It's the slow driver who dithers along completely oblivious to anyone around him or her.  How many times have you encountered one of these on the motorway or on a winding A road?

Why do they do this when their car is more than capable of travelling at speed?

Also, I have noticed that people who drive powerful cars who tend to drive at least 10 mph under the speed limit at all times.  They then brake for a ridiculous of time when going into a corner, making you're journey both time consuming and frustrating.  Why do they do this when their car is more than capable of travelling at speed?  Of course having a powerful car doesn't mean you should race around everywhere and put people at risk!

Old people who drive too slow on the road are dangerous too. Another example of slow driving that can be dangerous is when people go onto the slip road of a motorway or dual carriageway; they pull into the main line of traffic nowhere near the speed limit causing all sorts of chaos.  This kind of driving could just as easily cause a serious accident in the same way as a speeding driver might taking careless risks.

The fact is accidents can just as easily be caused by slow drivers and this is specifically true of some old people, who in my opinion should have to retake their driving test.  Why do we need speed cameras to stop people speeding?  They need to sort out the old people who drive too slowly as well as the speeders!  I think these people are just as dangerous on the roads.  It's all very well targeting speeding motorists but I think drivers that go so slowly that they are a hazard should also be under the spotlight.

Let's have some common sense on the roads please.

Share on Google Plus

Comments from visitors

Post a comment

Enter your comments in the space below.

Name or nickname


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 .. 19
Sort:

Modern cars are geared to travel faster, as most are designed around autobhans and similar type roads. If you are stuck behind someone who insists upon adhering to the speed limits, then it is only due to the superioured brakings and handling of cars like the 'stang for example. I know, I am fortunate to own several, (nearly ten) but I am have worked jolly hard to pay for them.

-21

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

craig b - 8-Sep-13 04:26

cornish ray : This is a British site. Could you respect that by writing in English, or even something resembling English, if you expect people to read and understand your witterings.

-15

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

Friday Lunchtime - 7-Sep-13 09:03

Oh man, these @ssholes are a tad annoying. The other day I was queuing to come off of the interstate highway outta the Big sleazy and a guy nearly put a hurtin' on my sweet Lex'. Oh man he sure was lucky he did not, or I wouldda put a hurtin' on his @ss, an' I woudda pistol-whipped his @ass. This was actually in Bristol, the west end where all the crimes go off.

-24

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

cornish ray - 7-Sep-13 03:01

I was coming back from town yesterday; there was a biker in front of me and we caught up with a driver doing 30mph. This is a road which until recently had a 60mph limit, it was reduced to 40mph for no apparent reason. It's a good A road, 60mph in good conditions is quite safe on some stretches.

So, this fine upstanding citizen was taking another 10mph off an already too low limit just to be on the safe side. Unfortunately there were no overtaking opportunities and the traffic was building up behind him/her.

Then, as we reached the right-hand turn off lane for the garden centre he/she nearly drove past the turn-off lane, then suddenly braked down to about 5mph, nearly causing the biker to crash, pulled over into the turn-off lane, and only then indicated to turn right!

Fortunately the rest of us managed to avoid a pile-up, but it could have been nasty.

-7

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

grumpyoldwoman - 6-Sep-13 18:28

i've looked into this and from what i've seen slow drivers cause people to undertake and that is what causes a lot of wrecks, more wrecks than fast driver cause

-14

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

oooohhhhyeeeaaahhh - 22-Jul-13 05:46

All freight should be put on the railways and / or waterways leaving the hard working motorist who commutes to work to be able to get to work without being run off the road by some overweight beer bellied loud mouthed selfish HGV driver. Also - whilst on the soap box - and on a different matter - pedal cyclists - please remember red lights mean YOU TOO and just in case youre about to say 'well you don't own the road' actually motorists DO because we pay ROAD TAX and you don't. Nuff said.

-14

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

M62 for life - 3-Jul-13 21:39

I think whats annoying is people who have nowhere to be at a set time hogging space and using a fast lane and slowing down workers who need to use their vehicles.
Sorry caravans you're being banned from the roads if I come to power. Stay in your garden or a caravan park.

-22

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

ahforfoulkessake - 2-Jun-13 12:11

Just keep those bleedin lorries in the left hand lane, problem solved on dual carriage and motorways! And keep tractors and pensioners off B roads before 9am and after 4pm.

-10

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

Fella - 30-Jan-13 19:50

I really wish that all driving speed limits were abolished and people could drive at whatever speeds there like. Fast acceleration and sharp braking is good for the motor car. Get where ever you are going fast, sod everybody else. Do not believe the AA and RAC when they tell you that steady driving habits save money, just get your heavy boots on, live a bit. Yer.

P.S Short school runs are particularly advantageous as long as you rev the engine a lot outdide the school gates trying to impress the other morons.

-11

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

BP/ Esso/Tesco fuel share holder. - 27-Sep-12 12:33

i failed my test today because i was on a dual carriageway and the examiner told me to follow the signs to a certain directoion and there was a sign saying to leave at the nxt slip road so i went into the left lane only to find i was behind a slow moving vehicle going 40mph, turns out the slip road was further down the road and i was stuck behind the vehicle because the traffic in the right was going 70 and was dence and i couldnt pull out into a slight gap because of causing traffic to break and slow down which is supposed to be a bad thing so why did the examiner give me a serious and fail me? its not like i could do anything else

-13

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

allan - 26-Sep-12 21:45

Oh Boblet, so many answers...so little time. I'm going to show an amazing amount os self restraint and refrain from commenting any further.

-16

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

Freddie - 8-Aug-12 14:03

Do twerps look for sites that do not appear to have a resident twerp, then fill that gap? or are they just random visitors that move in to a vacuum & cause a pain in ones @rse? I hope it is the latter so the G,O,t,Ws most recent twerp will move on sometime soon.

-26

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

boblet - 7-Aug-12 09:08

Bad grammar is terrible and should not be accepted. Got the lanes wrong, the definitions I mean. Other than that, good points.

Signed, Kathy

-21

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

Kathy - 20-Mar-12 11:44

Slow drivers cause accidents. They are as much of a danger as anyone else who drives without due consideration for other road users.

If they are incapable of driving at more than 30 mph they should not be driving at all, particularly as they may be suffering from impaired vision or other medical problems.

-25

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

MikeP - 25-Oct-11 14:59

I got stuck in a long line of traffic on a major road last week, held up by a small car tootling along at 40mph or less. Because the road has very few decent straights for overtaking, the queue built up to around 30 cars & yet the elderly driver didn't use a layby to allow us all to pass. This was very frustrating for all of us, but it wasn't dangerous. The only time it became dangerous was when one driver couldn't deal with his frustration and overtook 5 cars at once, failing to get back in before a hill top and others had to brake to let him in. Slow drivers might be a right pain, but impatient drivers are dangerous.

-23

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

Alf Red - 25-Oct-11 13:40

I recommend all drivers to visit Bradistan for a day. When they return to civilisation they will be able to view ordinary bad drivers in a different light. Eight open top white sports cars came roaring out of a side street onto a duel carriageway today, one stopped slewed across the carriageway blocking it, whilst the others seven zoomed noisily across on its inside. Absolutely no respect was shown to me or other drivers. Further down they had both lanes blocked again. I over took on the wrong side of the road then cut in front of them to a chorus of mother Fu**er from the Asian drivers. If I had not had a woman passenger with me I would have done something about their lack of respect. This site has a rule about bad mouthing ethnic groups but believe me Bradistany drivers truly stretch this British sense of fairplay

+42

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

Boblet - 3-Jul-11 20:24

1720 2nd July 2011
BT03TGE
Black Peugeot Convertible
Female driver speeds through 20 mph Hebden Bridge and gets right up my backside as I go towards Todmorden sticking to the limit. She got so frustrated at me sticking to the limit she overtook in a 30 mph zone doing more like 40. Typical thinking of the types that think they are a cut above the law.

-104

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

ach-y-fi - 3-Jul-11 12:12

That road I drive on every day is a major trunk road and for years the traffic used to be either at a standstill or at walking pace during the rush hour. The solution......the speed limit was reduced from 70mph to 50 mph over the troublesome section - and it's worked. Instead of the idiots racing and braking hard, the vehicles actually make steady progress, albeit slow at times. The other upside, is it's reduced the number of accidents that hold everybody up.

+20

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

Alf Red - 7-May-11 13:20

Alf I am not sure that a lot of drivers appreciate that getting to close to the car in front then having to brake causes tailbacks.

-64

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

Boblet - 6-May-11 20:10

I don't see what the problem is with slower drivers. OK, they may hold other drivers up a bit, but if any driver gets "so frustrated that they place themselves in dangerous situations such as overtaking on hills in order to pass", then I would question whether they are mentally suited to holding a driving licence and anyone who confesses to being like that should maybe consider some sort of stress relief. If you became frustrated and carried out dangerous manoevres or suffered road rage while taking your driving test, you would fail, so why become an idiot just because you've passed the test. The slow tractors are a pain, but are not doing anything illegal, unless there's a traffic order banning them, so if we feel that we may be held up, just set off earlier. Having travelled in rush hour traffic on a busy dual carriageway for many years, I would have welcomed the opportunity to travel as quickly as a tractor, it was walking pace most of the time and not a tractor in sight. If everyone just chilled out a bit, showed some courtesy, let other cars onto the main roads and stopped the flat out acceleration and heavy braking that causes tailbacks, we would all arrive at our destinations less tired and stressed.

+10

 Vote for this commentVote against this commentClick to rate Report This Report

Alf Red - 6-May-11 17:46

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 .. 19
Sort:

Close

Enter email to receive updates:RSS Feed

Twitter