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    Posted: 21 September 2017 at 3:11pm
Originally posted by Rich Kid Rich Kid wrote:

Talk about driving standards .... due to a pre-booked cab that didn't turn up at Heathrow, (that's another story), as a last resort I got Uber and the driver drove 20 miles along the M25 & M3 with no lights on until another driver told him! He didn't seem to know the way to my house for the last few miles, I told him to turn right at the next turning, which he abruptly did even as traffic came racing towards us ... I suddenly saw my life flashing before me ... are these Uber drivers actually vetted? The Uber driver was foreign who could speak very little English.

P.S Is indicating 'going out of fashion'?





You get what you pay for!

Uber are attrocious and toxic.
Too many laws...
Too few examples...
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I see a lot of people on there phones how should I address the situation??
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Likewise SWEJ my chief rant on the road is about people not indicating or indicating as they turn. My driving instructor said you should indicate once you see the turning and that your indicator should click at least 4 times before you turn.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote swej Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2017 at 11:16am
There is a school of thought that says "Only indicate if it is necessary". I have had people actually say to me "I only indicate if I think it is needed". The problem with this view is it is subjective ... The person choosing to indicate or not has made a choice based on what THEY perceive to be necessary or not. Not what the other drivers or cyclists or pedestrians perceive as necessary.

And also, what is the point of indicating just as you start your turn. The word 'Indicate' means "suggest as a desirable or necessary course of action". It is absolutely pointless indicating once you have started your turn.

Hm ! Sorry to go on. It's one of my pet irritations when out on the road - people not indicating.






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rich Kid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2017 at 9:39am
Talk about driving standards .... due to a pre-booked cab that didn't turn up at Heathrow, (that's another story), as a last resort I got Uber and the driver drove 20 miles along the M25 & M3 with no lights on until another driver told him! He didn't seem to know the way to my house for the last few miles, I told him to turn right at the next turning, which he abruptly did even as traffic came racing towards us ... I suddenly saw my life flashing before me ... are these Uber drivers actually vetted? The Uber driver was foreign who could speak very little English.

P.S Is indicating 'going out of fashion'?




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Originally posted by brewski brewski wrote:

Originally posted by big baggles big baggles wrote:

general standards in driving is falling,  even worse now driving test excludes things like parallel parking but now includes  setting a destination in a sat nav....
i do alot of miles and see horrendous  things on the highway, (one of the worst culprits for poor driving is mini cabs ! )- road rage is a result of poor driving standards, drivers get cross at lack  of indication. poor observation and bad lane discipline, and idiots on the phone when behind the wheel...



Couldn't agree more!
 
 
i'm also glad that wonderful paliament  MPs and  some  police  came up with laws and practices respectively, to increase fines for bad drives and test them for drugs not just drinking. too many of our perfect offspring who never drive badly or while drunk or stoned, are injured or even killed by  such awful drivers
who needs "friends" when divine JESUS Says 'n' SHOWS HE LOVES ME
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Originally posted by big baggles big baggles wrote:

general standards in driving is falling,  even worse now driving test excludes things like parallel parking but now includes  setting a destination in a sat nav....

i do alot of miles and see horrendous  things on the highway, (one of the worst culprits for poor driving is mini cabs ! )- road rage is a result of poor driving standards, drivers get cross at lack  of indication. poor observation and bad lane discipline, and idiots on the phone when behind the wheel...



Couldn't agree more!

Seems these Uber mini cabs do all of the above.

Horrendous.
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Too few examples...
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general standards in driving is falling,  even worse now driving test excludes things like parallel parking but now includes  setting a destination in a sat nav....

i do alot of miles and see horrendous  things on the highway, (one of the worst culprits for poor driving is mini cabs ! )- road rage is a result of poor driving standards, drivers get cross at lack  of indication. poor observation and bad lane discipline, and idiots on the phone when behind the wheel...


Edited by big baggles - 13 September 2017 at 10:29pm
need a stella and i need one now !
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Someone told me the A413 is being widened between Great Missenden / Wendover meaning it'll be dual carriageway all the way to Amersham I think. Just leaves the bit between Amersham and CSP.... I wonder... first proposed in the 1960's.
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Traffic gets worse every year in Chalfont St Peter and will sadly continue.

The general standard of driving, especially during rush hour and school drop & pick up is somewhat dangerous and very poor.🙁
Too many laws...
Too few examples...
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