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Transportation - Driving (cars & other vehicles)

Monday, 12 May 2014
He never wants to stop at all

He’s just having a good time. He’s having a ball. He’s like a rocket ship on his way to Mars.

I heard him coming up behind me and he announced his presence with a hoot of the horn (which is not a wise move because these are not always audible, especially on a windy day like this was). Prudently, I did manage to get out of his way moving to the edge of the road and pausing slightly.  Then after passing me he raced up the hill and at the next intersection announced his presence with a hoot. He then must have stopped somewhere shortly after that because I nearly caught up with him within five minutes but saw him racing off again, hooting at every bend and intersection. I know that this is how one uses the hooter in places like Italy (to let the others know you are there) but it’s the first time I have seen such persistent hooting on the country lanes of Kent and Surrey.

Posted by bigblue on 12/05/2014 at 05:00 PM
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Wednesday, 02 October 2013
Road Rage on Oxford Street, London

This taxi driver tried to pull out and “barge” his way through some cyclists. While he probably gets away with this with cars, it is not a safe thing to do with cyclists.  In fact there was a young child in a trailer being pulled by one of the cylists.  A tricyclist (I think he was riding a pedicab) was so incensed that he dismounted and gave the taxi driver an earful.

It is not clear from the video but there was a lot of vehicular traffic on the street and so the taxi driver was not going anywhere fast - the bicycles were keeping up with (and overtaking) the cars, which were causing a traffic jam.

Posted by bigblue on 02/10/2013 at 10:48 PM
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Sunday, 19 May 2013
Be alert, your country needs lerts

Some general tips for navigating a roundabout:

Posted by bigblue on 19/05/2013 at 12:30 PM
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