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    (Original post by Landie_Man)
    What kind of car?
    Fiat 126
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    (Original post by ROG.)
    the HC is clear on this - if another is struggling to get passed then ease off to assist them

    LGVs are the worst for this and we end up with elephant racing for miles
    Done about 300 miles today, mainly on dual A-Roads, and this was going on all the time. Very few lorries want to help each other pass, cue, as you say, elephant racing for miles.

    Car drivers I will point out are not innocent here either. The rule on the motorway is keep left unless overtaking. Why is it I seem to be the only one who knows this? I followed a van up the M6 this afternoon for about 3 miles, doing 65ish in the fast lane with the middle lane clear and the left lane mostly clear. :stupid: #rant
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    (Original post by Minardi)
    Done about 300 miles today, mainly on dual A-Roads, and this was going on all the time. Very few lorries want to help each other pass, cue, as you say, elephant racing for miles.

    Car drivers I will point out are not innocent here either. The rule on the motorway is keep left unless overtaking. Why is it I seem to be the only one who knows this? I followed a van up the M6 this afternoon for about 3 miles, doing 65ish in the fast lane with the middle lane clear and the left lane mostly clear. :stupid: #rant
    I know what you mean, the left lane can be a very lonely place at times!
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    (Original post by johnsoloman)
    Well, It annoys me when people can't spell....

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    (Original post by CurlyBen)
    I know what you mean, the left lane can be a very lonely place at times!
    Tbh, alot of the time I'm quite happy to cruise at 56 with the lorries. Low stress, low fuel consumption, easy run. As long as I'm not late!
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    (Original post by Minardi)
    Tbh, alot of the time I'm quite happy to cruise at 56 with the lorries. Low stress, low fuel consumption, easy run. As long as I'm not late!
    Yeah, I've often found some of my least stressful journeys are when I'm towing my boat and just sitting in the left lane. Unfortunately most of the journeys I've been doing recently have been from (my former) work in Devon to home in Suffolk - at 75/80 on the motorways that's pushing 6 hours so I do like to keep the speed up!
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    The highway code is not a legal document. Some parts of it may refer to specific laws, other parts are just general advice. Some bits of it are outdated, others are misleading.
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    (Original post by Minardi)
    Done about 300 miles today, mainly on dual A-Roads, and this was going on all the time. Very few lorries want to help each other pass, cue, as you say, elephant racing for miles.

    Car drivers I will point out are not innocent here either. The rule on the motorway is keep left unless overtaking. Why is it I seem to be the only one who knows this? I followed a van up the M6 this afternoon for about 3 miles, doing 65ish in the fast lane with the middle lane clear and the left lane mostly clear. :stupid: #rant
    The number of times you see one muppet driving down the middle lane with the left lane empty, and then a queue of 10-12 cars in the right lane trickling past him.

    The good part of that, ironically, is that as you approach the situation, correctly positioned in the left hand lane of course, you can often just cruise past the whole lot by simply doing what you're supposed to by staying in the left most available lane.
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    (Original post by SummerAnthems)
    In the case of lorries (and other vehicles to a lesser extent) it's much more efficient fuel wise to maintain a constant speed without braking and accelerating. The inconvenience of slowly overtaking someone is justified by their fuel and cost savings.

    It doesn't annoy me, no. If I'm quite happy going 70 then I'm quite happy. It's their problem if they want to overtake me or not.
    It might save them money in that immediate case, but it probably annoys the people who are a few miles back who, 5 minutes later, suddenly have to slow down to about 10 mph and can't understand why.

    And when they're the ones caught up in the 'mysterious' traffic bunching due to the behaviour of other lorries, all those savings go out of the window.
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    Lorries are limited to 56mph.
    Not all.

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