Advanced Driving or Self Important?

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Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Postby GTR1400MAN » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:03 pm

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Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Postby Speary » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:20 pm

Apparently if he pi55ed enough people off doing that and they reported him he could be done for inconsiderate driving or something similar, I can't quite remember at the moment the exact offence. A similar situation would be going to the front of the Q in the right hand lane with an arrow indicating it as a right turn only and going straight on to gain an advantage

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Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Postby Speary » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:22 pm

Also I'm my humble opinion he sounds very self important

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Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Postby fungus » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:35 pm

A common occurance here.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.76937 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Drivers on the A348 Northbound commonly go 450 degrees. Some even go 540 degrees to avoid queueing.

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Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Postby Matt1962 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:08 pm

fungus wrote:A common occurance here.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.76937 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Drivers on the A348 Northbound commonly go 450 degrees. Some even go 540 degrees to avoid queueing.

Nigel.


If the reason for the queue is only traffic on Ringwood Rd. then I see no problem in doing 450 to turn left. 540 would be OK if the queue was in Magna Rd - (all the way round to avoid contravening the right turn arrow). It would not be very 'advanced' however to use this technique to end up further ahead in the same queue (as seems to be the case in the video), as it would be likely to provoke road rage.

Are any laws being broken in either case though? I don't think so.

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Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Postby GTR1400MAN » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:12 pm

Matt1962 wrote:Are any laws being broken in either case though? I don't think so.

What about the sign in the video's embedded image? Left lane left turn only, right lane straight ahead and right turn.

For me I've always gone by the "It's only paint" with regard to lane markings, but signs make them explicit use.
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Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Postby Strangely Brown » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:51 am

AIUI, the arrows are advisory only. If, however, the arrow is accompanied by the words "Turn Right" and a blue circular sign with the same instruction then it is mandatory.

I am sure that someone will correct me if I am wrong.

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Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Postby Matt1962 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:14 am

GTR1400MAN wrote:
Matt1962 wrote:Are any laws being broken in either case though? I don't think so.

What about the sign in the video's embedded image? Left lane left turn only, right lane straight ahead and right turn.

For me I've always gone by the "It's only paint" with regard to lane markings, but signs make them explicit use.


If you turn right onto the roundabout then you are turning right. There is nothing wrong with a complete circuit of the roundabout?

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Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Postby superplum » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:21 am

GTR1400MAN wrote:
Matt1962 wrote:Are any laws being broken in either case though? I don't think so.

What about the sign in the video's embedded image? Left lane left turn only, right lane straight ahead and right turn.

For me I've always gone by the "It's only paint" with regard to lane markings, but signs make them explicit use.


Agreed, the paint is advisory. The video shows Direction/Route signs only; they are not "giving orders", so there is no need to comply with them - you may not wish to go to any of those destinations!
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Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Postby GTR1400MAN » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:33 pm

superplum wrote:The video shows Direction/Route signs only; they are not "giving orders", so there is no need to comply with them - you may not wish to go to any of those destinations!
8-)

Look at the pic in the first post. The sign I'm referring to is on the right, not the direction signs with destinations.
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