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Poll: What's the most common bad driving habit you see while riding?

Filter through slow moving traffic these days and you'll invariably see a car slowly weaving out of its lane, its driver hunched over a smart phone updating his Twotter or Faceberk. But is this modern failing now more common than traditional idiocies such as not indicating before turning, swerving while shouting at kids in the back, and thrashing through a...

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snev

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snev says:

mickra

In The US it's legal to undertake. Over here We would be hung drawn and quartered if caught. The sad thing is all the lane hogging ignorant people quickly change lane when the traffic slows to a crawl, thats when you have to be extra aware when filtering.

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snev

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snev says:

and another thing.......

When coming to the end of a duel carriageway Why do some people feel that they should "Fuck everybody else" and speed past all of the polite drivers to barge their way in, causing all the patient drivers to wait longer.? Now those people should be exported to the collonies.

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CobbZ

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CobbZ says:

A few really

The ones that really piss me off, are hogging the middle and fast lanes when not even overtaking, 2. texting/using phone (especially in traffic, must be a massive cause of fender benders - hence why I think its safer to filter!), and tail gating.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Of Course

The worst thing most road users do is to drive a car or SUV instead of riding a motorcycle or scooter. Duh.

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billysollocks

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It never ceases to annoy me that all this money gets spent on widening main roads, putting in more lanes, yet these dick splashes in cars / vans / 4x4's etc. will only use the middle one ! Lane discipline is utterly shite in this country, yet the tosspots who cause it are the very same ones who whinge about congestion and longer journey times. If all the lanes were used correctly, things would be smoother. Of course, more people using bikes would also help, but the will to encourage their use seems to be lacking from the government.

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billysollocks

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By the way, MCN refer to two social sites in a derogatory manner, yet above this article are the logos for both. Care to distance yourself from them if they're that bad then?

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ando600

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ando600 says:

Sev, I'd never endorse barging but if everyone formed two equal queues in the run up to a bottleneck, then took it in turn to merge things would be better for everyone. This is because the stop-start effect of a single queue that is twice as long as two queues is disproportionately worse, traffic flow would also be smoothed out as everyone would know it was their turn when to merge in.

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cetdac

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cetdac says:

Swerving when turning!

Seems to be getting more common! You are riding behind a car/van who indicates right and then swerves left before turning right. If a vehicle is indicating right you are entitled to pass it on the near side but these twits swerve over as if they are driving an articulated lorry!!! Same with turning left! Where are the police when you need them?

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snev

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snev says:

ando600...

thats not the answer my friend, as a larger proportion of drivers are polite and only the assholes sail past to gain a few places.Why not try it next time you are coming up to a well known and visible bottleneck just count all the assholes and see if your theory works. Maybe a polite lorry driver might help out by blocking all the assholes and allowing all the patient and polite drivers to go about their own business.

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supermario

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supermario says:

ando600 is right

Use all of the available road and then merge in turn. Its the logical and correct way, and the spiteful smallminded arsehole who pulls out in the truck to prevent this is the one who should be sent to the colonies!

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