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GTR1400MAN
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Re: Smart Motoways

Postby GTR1400MAN » Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:53 pm

crr003 wrote:Here's a tweet from NWMPG (police)
https://twitter.com/nwmwaypolice/status ... 87936?s=21
Car doing 50 in lane 3 of 4. Plod lights it up. Car stops in lane 4.

4 lanes?
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Re: Smart Motoways

Postby Jonquirk » Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:39 pm

There appears to be three lanes going ahead and a slip lane, so four lanes if you stretch a point.

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Re: Smart Motoways

Postby Horse » Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:12 pm

Jonquirk wrote:There appears to be three lanes going ahead and a slip lane, so four lanes if you stretch a point.


I suppose that, depending on where the split to separate carriageway is counted, it could be J/K/L/M lane 1 rather than A or B lane 1.
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Re: Smart Motoways

Postby crr003 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:28 pm

GTR1400MAN wrote:
crr003 wrote:Here's a tweet from NWMPG (police)
https://twitter.com/nwmwaypolice/status ... 87936?s=21
Car doing 50 in lane 3 of 4. Plod lights it up. Car stops in lane 4.

4 lanes?

There's me trusting the police to count!
I'd say there are four lanes at that point. Not really the main concern though!

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Re: Smart Motoways

Postby Gareth » Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:59 pm

waremark wrote:
jont- wrote:If someone can get past you, you clearly had plenty of space to move over.

I strongly disagree with that. I get passed on the left by people who have different views on safe separation from me.

Hmm, I reckon if a vehicle is passed on left by something going at no more than the speed limit then there's a case to answer.

There's normally a whole string of lorry drivers on the M25 in the mornings, I watch them move to lane 2 a mile or so in advance of the junction (if they've actually bothered to use lane 1 up to that point), leaving lane 1 free for me to sail past a number of them before the start of the off-slip.

I reckon if I don't break the speed limit and don't weave in and out of lanes, (except when I'm passing to the right), then I have no sympathy for these mindless lane-blockers. Right pisses me off, it does!

Edited to add: regarding waremark's situation, I try very hard to move left if there's enough space, to allow faster or more impatient drivers to pass, even if it means I must temporarily go slower than otherwise. I know it doesn't apply to waremark but I see quite a few drivers who appear to have trouble changing lanes to pass slower vehicles ... in this case, if I've moved left I make sure I have some acceleration space ahead, indicate right to encourage the mindless driver to accelerate pass, thereby making a space for me to slot in behind.
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Re: Smart Motoways

Postby vanman » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:30 pm

See IAM roadsmart have put their head above the parapet on smart motorways. What could be done would be to put a red X over lane one, oh and then publicise that this IS now the hard shoulder. Money better spent than those T......g insects.

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Re: Smart Motoways

Postby Triquet » Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:52 am

vanman wrote:See IAM roadsmart have put their head above the parapet on smart motorways. What could be done would be to put a red X over lane one, oh and then publicise that this IS now the hard shoulder. Money better spent than those T......g insects.


That advert is unbelievably stupid I suspect that 75% of drivers haven't a clue what it's all about. :soap:

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Re: Smart Motoways

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Re: Smart Motoways

Postby Strangely Brown » Tue May 04, 2021 11:59 am

Would they be allowed to activate the sign if they added, "The people in charge are a bunch of..." x^^x.


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