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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-03-18 14:12
Subject: I really, really, never want to see this when travelling
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BBC report and video clip
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Jonathan Lewis-Jones
User: j_lj
Date: 2010-03-18 14:20 (UTC)
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Bloody hell!
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User: martyn44
Date: 2010-03-18 14:53 (UTC)
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Almost never happens? Everyone in this office has interviewed at least one customer who has been pushed along by a lorry, usually by a East European driver.
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User: perdita_fysh
Date: 2010-03-18 15:59 (UTC)
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It has happened to G in his pickup truck when some twonk tried to cut in front of him into a gap far too small to fit. Once it does happen it is difficult to know what to do for the best. When G did brake the other car suddenly regained traction and spun off across all three lanes which could have been awful, but fortunately nothing else was in the way. So other than one very sheepish twonk (who once he had calmed down asked us to please not tell his wife what he'd done!) no harm was done. The bits of subaru wiped off the truck so there was only minor paintwork damage that he paid for. His car came off less well though.
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User: frostfox
Date: 2010-03-18 17:04 (UTC)
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I had a lorry, which was overtaking me, decide to come back into the inside lane because there was traffic turning right ahead. I accelerated out of his way and he had audacity to flash his lights and honk at me.

Though, I must say, the worst driving I ever see is hire vans; people used to driving cars who don't realise that a loaded transit doesn't have the acceleration or maneuverability of their car.

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