Been a naughty boy?

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vanman
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Been a naughty boy?

Postby vanman » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:12 am

Or have I? Out on a nice national B road following a Honda CRV 45/50mph no chance to overtake, oncommers etc. Finially after 1 to 2 mls an opportunity opens up. Allready in position so accelerate briskly, waiting till I can see CRV in rear mirror so I can come back in. CRV only in wing mirror :shock: it has accelerated also, I don't want to cut in so keep going (bad?) finially get past with CRV in rear mirror, look down now doing 80!! :shock: Should I have..
1. (best option) Aborted overtake halfway bearing in mind not sure if they would slow at the same time.
2. (IAM option) Not bothered to overtake and follow for next 2 miles.
3. (my option) Did what I did.
4. (Dangerous option) Cut in early, with problem of upsetting CRV driver.
This sort of thing happens a lot in Surrey. :evil:

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Re: Been a naughty boy?

Postby jont- » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:36 am

Buy a faster car? :twisted:

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Re: Been a naughty boy?

Postby angus » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:01 am

4) You've already upset them by having the nerve to question their manhood by daring to contemplate overtaking in a mere Nissan, so nothing lost

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Re: Been a naughty boy?

Postby vanman » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:04 am

angus wrote:4) You've already upset them by having the nerve to question their manhood by daring to contemplate overtaking in a mere Nissan, so nothing lost

Pretty sure it was a she!

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Re: Been a naughty boy?

Postby angus » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:29 am

OK womanhood.

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Re: Been a naughty boy?

Postby Jonquirk » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:14 pm

Or the Pistonheads response: brake check them and hammer frozen sausages into their lawn.

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Re: Been a naughty boy?

Postby RiK » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:29 pm

vanman wrote:2. (IAM option) Not bothered to overtake and follow for next 2 miles.


Where on earth did you get that idea?
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Re: Been a naughty boy?

Postby Strangely Brown » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:23 pm

3a) do what you did, but _more_ briskly. Safety first. Speed limit later.

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Re: Been a naughty boy?

Postby vanman » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:14 pm

RiK wrote:
vanman wrote:2. (IAM option) Not bothered to overtake and follow for next 2 miles.


Where on earth did you get that idea?

To safely overtake at 50 and not exceed the 60 limit would take too long and not be safe!

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Re: Been a naughty boy?

Postby vieuxtigre » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:02 pm

a) Adopt Jon T's option
b) Move to the wilds of Wales or Teesdale
c) Give up and take up tiddliwinks instead
But seriously: not all IAM examiners keep a strict eye on speedos during safe overtaking manoeuvres. So adopt the Strangely Brown option (assuming absence of cameras).


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