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Women drivers

On 25 May 2010 at 11:49am Lewes Observer wrote:
... She said:"Why do you keep stopping and starting?"
I said: "There was lots of traffic, you'll have to take my word - I was in front of you, you couldn't see it. This part of town isn't called the bottleneck for nothing."
She said: "I know that but why did you keep stopping and starting, it was annoying."
Then she drove off in her Merc, gesturing at other people as she went I guess.
On 25 May 2010 at 12:00pm Rookie wrote:
My car broke down a few weeks ago at the temporary traffic lights that were in North Street. Hazard lights on, bonnet up and me waving her past, but still this woman stopped and queued behind me. Much hooting when I didn't pull away on the green light and a torrent of F words and gesticulations when she eventually went past. Maybe the same woman?
On 25 May 2010 at 1:40pm Fletching Fred wrote:
Sounds like Brixtonbelle, typical dfl behaviour.
On 25 May 2010 at 5:12pm sashimi wrote:
It's more than my life is worth to join in on this.
On 25 May 2010 at 5:26pm Rookie wrote:
I don't think women are any worse than men when driving. I've seen dreadful and excellent examples of driving from both sexes over the years. But a man has never ever sworn at me like in my previous post in 30 years!
On 25 May 2010 at 5:37pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Is it still the case that women pay lower premiums than men? If so, it would seem to imply that women are safer drivers, as actuaries don't just pluck probablilities from the air.
On 25 May 2010 at 8:15pm Lewes Observer wrote:
Yesterday, on my pushbike: the river path near Tescos, I'm noodling slowly along, some bloke cycles straight towards me, and we both have to stop.
He says: "We generally cycle on the left." Apparently the side of the path I was on didn't make him happy.
I say: "Oh, Jesus Christ. Get a life." We go our separate ways.
I think it may be the heat driving everyone mad.
On 25 May 2010 at 9:03pm MC wrote:
I can see it's driving you mad. The other bloke seemed immune though.
On 26 May 2010 at 1:51am Brixtonbelle wrote:
Just for the record - it wasn't me. And yes, women pay lower premiums still because they have fewer accidents. Most accidents are had by young men aged 17-25. And I believe the majority of fatalities occur on country roads/motorways, not city roads where everyone drives at no more than 20 mph most of the time due to congestion.
On 26 May 2010 at 9:10am Clifford wrote:
'Women drivers'? How about just 'some drivers' as that's the reality.
On 26 May 2010 at 2:46pm Insurance salesman wrote:
It was reported recently that elderly ladies now have taken over from young men as having the highest insurance risk. I don't think it means that young men's driving has improved, it's more that the ladies are living longer whilst their driving gets worse.
On 28 May 2010 at 5:22pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I've just had a very scarey drive home along the C7. There were a lot of cyclists out in groups, riding sensibly in single file. It looked like they might all have been in the same club or something as they all had the same jerseys on.
A driver in a Berlingo or similar pulled out to pass them as I was travelling in the opposite direction. Although I expected him to pull back in again, I sloweed nevertheless, and I was glad I did as he just kept on coming. He practically drove me off the road and I stopped with two wheels in the gutter as he flew past me with only inches to spare. He must have been a full 4' on the wrong side of the road.
When I passed the next lot of cyclists, a white van did virtually the same but I timed it so I was able to swing into a driveway to give him room.
Why can't people just wait till it's safe to overtake, ffs?
On 28 May 2010 at 6:35pm Clifford wrote:
I'm sure you know the answer ACT - they're morons. Unfortunately they're dangerous morons.
On 1 Jun 2010 at 1:26pm Taff wrote:
As was the pillock male in the chelsea tractor at Ashcombe roundabout on Sunday morning. Changing lanes on the roundabout, no indicating probably didnt even look to see if me and my motorbike were inside him at the time. if he did then he clearlt didnt give two hoots. Its not fun having to apply the brakes when leant over. If I thought it would do any good I would publish his registration number here.
On 1 Jun 2010 at 6:54pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Oh go on, Taff - it's the closest we can get to name and shame!
On 1 Jun 2010 at 8:41pm me wrote:
I'm wondering if it's the same T**ser who started the tescos roundabout in the left lane and decided half way round he wished to turn right. No looking, no signalling, no consideration. He just switched lanes and forced me to stop. Then proceeded in an orderly fashion straddling both lanes passed the bus station, completely oblivious to everything and everybody.
And Taff I believe the rozzers have a website where you can publish this pillocks details.
On 2 Jun 2010 at 12:03am Puncture wrote:
Cyclists should be banned from the C7 as they are a liability
On 2 Jun 2010 at 7:57am Taff wrote:
Personally I am always cautious at Tesco roundabout. I use it every weekday twice a day. As there are no lane markings on it or direction arrows approaching it I think people believe they have right of way whichever route they take. Certainly those going straight ahead to Malling direction carve up the inner lane space irrespective of their vehicle size.
Dont people get uptight when you use the inner lane to go ahead toward Phoenix bridge? There is a bit of a refuge lane to get off the roundabout for that purpose. Chill out!
On 2 Jun 2010 at 8:02am Down and Out wrote:
Vehicles should be banned from the C7 as they are a liability.
On 2 Jun 2010 at 8:58am Me wrote:
The main reason most people get uptight about others going straight ahead when heading towards phoenix causeway is simply that, the majority of people who do this are jumping the queue. They generally then proceed to forcebly push in using the miniscule filter lane. Everybody has to queue at some point and generally selfish driving like this worsens the problem. Just my take
On 2 Jun 2010 at 1:09pm Taff wrote:
So someone gains a whole cars length! Whooppee doo.
On 3 Jun 2010 at 8:32am me wrote:
"So someone gains a whole cars length" pretty much got it in one, and yet people do this regularly. Doubt it's the car length that peeves people, it's more the aggresive and sometimes dangerous nature that the action is taken. But then, some people when in their cars, believe they own the road and have the right to do anything they wish whatever the consequences to anybody else. I've lost count of the amount of times I've been overtaken a really dodgy spots on the C7, only to pootle up behind them 10 minutes later when entering Lewes, Same principle, One whole car length advantage.

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