i deffo would...
...let you out that is...
I went yesterday on the motorway. It was totally fine. Most of the time i was going at about 90 mph , but it felt kinda weird maintaining that speed! Also on the way back it was the worst weather possible, rainy and there was also spray from other cars which made trying to look out my right blindspot very very diffcult as to when to change lanes! But na it was well fun overall
i know what im supposed to do im not stupid mate, and i ALWAYS do, traveling at whatever speeds when its dry / raining a bit.
however the other day when there was flooding all over yorkshire and i was coming home from glasgow, lane 1 was aweful, big grooves in the road where lorries have compressed it causing water to settle in these grooves and trust me, its **** scarey.
im clearly not making my point well, ive been driving two years, no accidents at all, ive had extra driving lessons from a traffic cop whos a class a police driver.
you seem to be sticking to the book way 2 much, people like you piss me off.
as he said to me, the book doesnt take every instance into account.
ive been done for running a red light that had a camera on it, i went to court, said explained why i did it, and that was it, they cancelled it.
i bet your a learner anyway, when you can stop stalling a car, then talk to me
Yeah......Well, I was in the middle lane, using my feet to steer, doing 160, raced a policeman, then came off a sliproad at 500MPH with Nitrous.
all im trying to say is, use your common sence, dont just sit and think what does the book say.
haha e beef.
anyway, i agree with fez actually. ive only been on the motor way twice. the first time was on wednesday, going from norwich to london via the m11. was chucking it down and was quite windy. went into two huuge puddles, i shouted in fear, along with my mum. i had no control of the car cos you literally float across the water, and therefore have to hold on to the steering wheel (tight). the secodn time, returning home was fine and i actually enjoyed it! though my little car struggles once it gets past 80/85 ish.
just pray its good weather and its fine!
My first time on the motorway some wido in a focus nearly came in to the side of me. He was pulling across from the far lane (without indicating) whilst i was indicating to move over into the middle lane, and was flashed in by the audi in that lane. I swerved back into my lane just in time and then he kept coming and cut me up in the slow lane! My sister was in the car with me and she was even like there was no way that was your fault, before people just assume it was me being a novice! She said it looked like he hadn't even noticed I was there... now my car is bright blue so clearly he was just an idiot! Anyway, it was only last week and its freaked me out about going along that stretch again.
Tbh I don't get the fuss about motorways. It's easy: straight roads, lots of space, easy to see far, everything's predictable.
Driving up and down mountains with 5m wide roads and people coming the opposite way is a hell of a lot more scary.
I'm not too bothered with single track windy roads because that's what I started driving on. I can see why motorways are safer and make for quicker journeys it just scared me that I was going so fast and some car nearly came into the side of me. That's not such a scary thing if we were both travelling at 20 mph or something.
Motor ways are easy bordering on fun once you've gotten bit used to them.
Especially if its deserted late at night and you decide t play ''How fast can my car go'' or ''How dark is it without my lights really?''
I was fine, maybe a little hesitant on overtaking the first few times just because it takes a little while to be able to judge speed well. Remember blind spots, stick in the left hand lane unless overtaking (at least the first few times), and keep your distance.
If I were you I'd try to have a go on a motorway or at least a similar sized duel carriageway without a car full of mates first.
Make frequent mirror checks as some cars (or bikes, especially) can come up on you very fast. Watch out for drivers trying to force their way onto the motorway from slip roads, and also for vehicles cutting in front of you from lane 3 ('fast' lane) to take an exit.
When changing lanes always signal in plenty of time and back up a mirror check with a shoulder glance if required. This includes checking left when moving back from lane 3 to 2 or 2 to 1 to avoid vehicles undertaking on your left.
Keep well back from the vehicle ahead - if another car cuts in to your braking space, ease off to increase your braking distance still further. Highway code braking distance at 70mph is 96 metres, which does as a rough guide. Or use the two second rule. Bear in mind it only applies in clear, dry conditions. Look a long way ahead - 12 seconds ahead if possible.
Avoid travelling parallel to any vehicle for any length of time. Overtake each vehicle as a separate hazard, holding back a little until you can see that the area of road in your lane ahead of them is clear. If there is heavy traffic in the lane to your left and both lanes are doing a similar speed, position yourself in staggered formation so that you are not parallel - an HGV may not see you when it pulls out if you are alongside.
If you hit standing water and begin aquaplaning, hold the wheel firmly and slowly ease off the gas until the tyres regain purchase.
Best advice I was given regarding joining a motorway is to start looking for a gap nice and early, and pick a car to follow rather than to go in front of. And always check the middle lane too for anyone indicating to come back into the left, had some idiot do that to me before, thankfully I spotted them and didn't join, had to keep going onto the hard shoulder though to avoid going straight into them.
Motorways are awesome. If you can't drive on one or it scares you, I don't think you should be driving at all, tbh
ps why resurrect a 4 year old thread???
The motorway is easy, it is just like a slightly larger version of the dual carriageway. Don't go in the fast lane unless you own a fast car.