On 26 Jan 2016 at 9:28am Tortoise wrote:
After the delays caused by the Malling roadworks, I looked forward to a normal commute this week. But No! For two mornings in a row, I've been stuck in a tailback while a recycling vehicle trundles along the Lewes Road towards Ringmer at 15mph.
Who's the genius who has decided to send these vehicles out during the rush hour? I realise that they have a job to do, but couldn't they wait until after 9.00? The slow moving traffic has resulted in some dodgy overtaking, with several near misses.
Why can't the authorities make sure that their electric recycling trucks and hedge trimming machines wait until people have got to work and school?
On 26 Jan 2016 at 11:11am jonehu wrote:
get a life
On 26 Jan 2016 at 1:04pm Tortoise wrote:
@Jonehu - In the words of Captain Mainwaring, "You stupid boy".
On 26 Jan 2016 at 1:42pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I hate to say this, but slow-moving traffic doesn't cause dodgy overtaking.
Impatient and reckless driving does that.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 2:14pm Puzzled wrote:
ACT: Wouldn't you agree that slow moving vehicles are the cause of the impatience?
On 26 Jan 2016 at 2:58pm Dixie Normus wrote:
@Annette, you must be joking. Silly moo.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 4:21pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I believe these glorified milk floats were introduced as electric vehicles are perceived to be "green" - and do not emit harmful emissions. But what the idiot who authorised them did not realise was that far more pollution would be caused by all the petrol and diesel vehicles grinding along in low gear behind them.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 4:58pm Geoff Paddle wrote:
I wouldn't mind the electric vehicles if they actually picked up my food waste each week instead of throwing it all over my driveway.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 6:08pm Bongo wrote:
I agree with ACT. It's dodgy driving that causes accidents, not slow traffic. It's hardly the fault of the recycling vehicle if drivers decide to overtake on inappropriate sections of the road - just bear with for a few minutes! Hardly going to kill you, is it?
On 26 Jan 2016 at 6:29pm John Smith wrote:
Geoff: maybe the problem is that they don't pick up food waste: that's the job of the bin men...
On 26 Jan 2016 at 7:46pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
No-one likes to be stuck behind a slow-moving vehicle, but to get so wound up about it that you risk an accident is just stupid.
I swear some people leave their brains on the pavement when they get in their cars.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 7:55pm Driving by wrote:
the seat of your pants - no - driving by whats in your pants.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 8:23pm Belladonna wrote:
Why don't the recycling people come early morning like the bin men?
On 26 Jan 2016 at 9:19pm Tortoise wrote:
I'm sure we'd all agree that reckless overtaking is a bad thing, but if someone knows that they're going to be late for an appointment or they'll get black looks from the boss, the temptation is there. Human nature is what it is and some people will always chance it, even if the view ahead isn't great, so it makes sense to keep these situations to a minimum by stopping slow-moving vehicles from hogging the road at the busiest time of day.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 9:26pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Binmen come early Belladonna? They get to us about 11:00 most weeks (Which is handy as I rarely remember to put the bin out the night before).
In my experience of being stuck behind the recycling float, they do pull over to let people past when it's safe to do so. I think the recycling service is actually pretty decent here, although they do occasionally not take stuff for no reason. I just bag it up and chuck it in the normal bin when they do though.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 9:56am Tortoise wrote:
Just seen a sign announcing that the bridge to Kingston over the A27 will be having roadworks for six weeks. Oh joy.
On 27 Jan 2016 at 11:24am jonehu wrote:
You sad bunch of moaners...get a life
On 27 Jan 2016 at 2:19pm Tortoise wrote:
@Jonehu - Yes, you've already said that. I have got a life, thank you, which is why I don't like wasting unnecessary time stuck in slow moving traffic. The fact that you've come on here to say the same pointless remark twice suggests that you're the one who needs to get a life.