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Politician's Driving Styles

The Tory Party conference is not going well, our Prime Minister has declared his hand in the confected "War on Motorists" debate, which has been the topic of several posts. Meanwhile a Road CC blogger has posted a "Not Close Passes" article which led to a discussion on driving styles and standards on our roads.

What if we brought these two topics together in this season of party conferences?

Close Pass by Black Merc, which neither slows down or deviates 1mm from it's course. The overtaking driver is looking over to the right. - Suella Braverman.

Perfect overtake by Nissan Leaf - Caroline Lucas

Close pass by Chaufer driven black limo closely followed by another from a black Jag with one of those 1970s nodding donkies on the parcel shelf - Rishi Sunak followed by sycophant Grant Schapps.

Car comes up behind, dithers, misses several good opportunities to overtake, starts to pass then abandons the manoeuvre - Keir Starmer.

Terrible punishment pass by a huge Chevrolet Pickup with blacked out windows, blasting the horn - Donald Trump is on holiday.

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hawkinspeter | 9 months ago
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Does Trump even drive? I suspect he doesn't have the hand-eye coordination to do anything more complex than eating a burger and there was that awkward moment where he needed two hands to drink from a glass.

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peted76 | 9 months ago
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Ah.. my hopes are dashed.

I expected to see a few dozen pictures of politicians in tweed and twinsets... 

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Tom_77 | 9 months ago
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A juggernaut thunders up behind you. Suddenly it veers sharply to the right and crashes, causing untold damage to the country(side). Someone slowly emerges from the cab, it's the current leader of the Conservative Party (whoever that is this week). When questioned they claim to have no knowledge of who has been driving the vehicle for the last 13 years. It is suggested that perhaps it would be better if somebody else drove for a while, but they dismiss this as woke nonsense.

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Cugel replied to Tom_77 | 9 months ago
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Tom_77 wrote:

A juggernaut thunders up behind you. Suddenly it veers sharply to the right and crashes, causing untold damage to the country(side). Someone slowly emerges from the cab, it's the current leader of the Conservative Party (whoever that is this week). When questioned they claim to have no knowledge of who has been driving the vehicle for the last 13 years. It is suggested that perhaps it would be better if somebody else drove for a while, but they dismiss this as woke nonsense.

It couldnae have been Richi as he is captaining a vast oil tanker into the reefs so that all about can have a wonderful oil-drench, which will do them good in so many ways, despite their complaints to the contrary.

The only difficulty is finding a reef that doesn't already have other HMS Toryspiv tankers oozing out vast amounts of other stuffs to the great benefit of shareholders Bwitish serfs everywhere.

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chrisonabike | 9 months ago
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Shurely Sunak's limo passes too close (it being a big vehicle) with Sunak blithely unaware in the back, then Grant "four names" Shapps also does the same, shrugging his shoulders and guesturing at Sunak in front.  (Police were later unable to trace the registered keeper  - confronted, Shapps "over-denied" it was him driving...)

Keir then follows doing exactly the same but yelling that it's Sunak's fault that the streets are too narrow.

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brooksby replied to chrisonabike | 9 months ago
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How likely is it for Sunak to be in a limo anyway?

Surely he'd be in a helicopter? (but definitely a separate one from the Chancellor).

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Cycloid replied to brooksby | 9 months ago
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I thought about the helicpter, but could not see how it would do a close pass on a cyclist.

Although I did once have a near miss with a microlight coming out of a field!

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brooksby replied to Cycloid | 9 months ago
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There was an article yesterday in one of the tabloids about a woman mowing the grass next to one of those small-town American airfields, on a ride-on mower, who was killed when the wing on an aeroplane (can't remember if it was landing or taking off) hit her.

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Cycloid replied to brooksby | 9 months ago
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In my case I was riding along a narrow country lane, with a farm on my left and a field with an open gate on my right.

There was a roaring noise in the field which I took to be some farm machinery and a microlight came out of the field, crossed the lane and into the farm yard. It wasn't a really near miss but it should not have happened and I was on course to hit the propeller.

I've since noticed that the farmer uses the field as a landing strip, and the barn (which I reckon was paid for with an EU grant) as a hangar.

I have always regretted not reporting it to the CAA!

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giff77 replied to Cycloid | 9 months ago
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Helicopters fly faster at lower altitude as the air is more dense and means less effort keeping it in the air and therefore can be propelled at a faster speed without being compromised. If Rushi is making a quick getaway this tactic will be employed. It does mean the resulting downdraught will then knock the cyclist of their bike and it being much more than a near miss. Much like the 30tonner bombing past and sucking you under their rig. 

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Cycloid replied to giff77 | 9 months ago
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And I thought I was a fantasist!

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Spangly Shiny replied to giff77 | 9 months ago
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Sorry bud, you are confusing altitude with ground effect and showing off your lack of understanding of rotary theory of flight.

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Browsie replied to brooksby | 9 months ago
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I've skid marks on my bike helmet to prove that sunak close passed me overhead, I've since washed them off so no photo evidence unfortunately 🤔🤣

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Hirsute replied to brooksby | 9 months ago
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I read earlier that everyone outside of London travels by private jet.

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Cycloid replied to chrisonabike | 9 months ago
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I think we are both saying the same thing - Politics is in a mess and by extension so is the country.

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chrisonabike replied to Cycloid | 9 months ago
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Which is the tail and which is the dog? (If only it was a dog with two tails...)

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hawkinspeter replied to chrisonabike | 9 months ago
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chrisonatrike wrote:

Which is the tail and which is the dog? (If only it was a dog with two tails...)

Seems more like a dog chasing its own tail

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