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Driving in Lewes

On 29 Mar 2016 at 8:26pm JOHNNY VINYL wrote:
Why are there so many rubbish, incompetent, lazy drivers in Lewes?
We moved here a year ago, from Portsmouth, and I drove there,
accident -free, for 40 years.
I quickly learned that a considerable number of drivers here can't
be bothered to use their indicators, anywhere, or any time.
This is a serious comment, but fully expect a sh*tstorm of troll snot.
On 29 Mar 2016 at 8:58pm Bob wrote:
That's woman ha ha
On 29 Mar 2016 at 9:01pm Driving in Eastbourne wrote:
You think Lewes is bad - try Eastbourne . The buses and taxis are the pits there.
On 30 Mar 2016 at 7:15am David wrote:
It does seem to have got worse over the past few years. Maybe partly due to the influx of people who still use the "London" Highway Code.
On 30 Mar 2016 at 8:37am Xplorer2 wrote:
I don't have any trouble, personally. In fact I think people drive pretty well here, apart from the usual eejits going too fast up School Hill and the High St.
On 30 Mar 2016 at 9:13am Earl of Lewes wrote:
My main bugbears are the people who drive at 12mph while looking for somewhere to park, drivers who leave their engine running when they've parked outside a shop and the boy (and girl) racers who seem to think that it's fine to take a corner without slowing down - a car of mine was written off that way. I agree about the lack of indicators. If you see really bad driving, you can report it to Operation Crackdown. It does seem to make a difference.
On 30 Mar 2016 at 9:47am stevet wrote:
I think drivers are ok generally, no worse than anywhere else and far better than London.
Two things annoy me - the Chelsea Tractors that always seem to be parked on Cliffe High Street spoiling what ought to be a pleasant pedestrian environment. Secondly, people who pull out to overtake parked cars on the High Street who then can't pull in because the lights change at the bottleneck, thus clogging up the whole road when a bus comes the other way
On 30 Mar 2016 at 10:12am Mme B wrote:
It seems to me that an increasing number of drivers don't use their indicators enough. This can be a nuisance to other drivers who for instance might want to pull out of a side street and don't do so as the approaching car isn't signalling, therefore declaring it is going straight on. It then turns left, unannounced, which means the other driver has missed the chance to pull out, and may have to wait some time until another opportunity occurs. It really helps to indicate your intentions.
On 30 Mar 2016 at 1:47pm Taff wrote:
Here's to the driver that almost clobbered me at the top of Market Lane yesterday afternoon. Keep off the pavement you muppet. I will add this was not a youngster, middle aged sales rep by the look of him and newish reg of the car.
On 31 Mar 2016 at 3:48pm wanderer wrote:
@taff as the person said earlier ring or email operation crackdown 3 or more hits and i believe they start to get involved ..
On 1 Apr 2016 at 12:00pm Taff wrote:
Hi Wanderer, not sure a slap on the wrist and a polite ear bending is an acceptable penalty.
On 4 Apr 2016 at 5:52pm qwerty wrote:
@stevet I hope you realise that Cliffe High Street isn't just for pedestrians. Its incredibly annoying when you're driving along the high street and pedestrians assume they can just walk out in front of cars along there and then get annoyed because a car is trying to go down the road.

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