But if you're under the age of 50 and you're driving around slowly and blocking me, I am very angry with you.
Slow drivers are bad people.
I don't drive ridiculously slow by any means, but if you're in a 30 zone...30 is the maximum, not the target or a rough guide.
What is slow? At the speed limit? I hate people who tailgate. I'm driving along at around 30 in a 30 zone. No-one behind me. A few seconds later I look in my mirror and there's someone an inch from my bumper. Where the **** did you come from!
Seriously not cool... and all for want of gaining a few minutes to their destination.
Drive slower stay safe
If there's am opportunity to go past I do, don't fancy growing a beard in the time it takes to get anywhere, trying to keep this clean shaven look going strong.
P.s. I'm a motorbiker
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Yeah this. I drive down a long country lane at night to get home. It's full of dips, hills, blind bends and side roads with poor visibility. It's got a 50mph speed limit which I'll do if it's clear and dry but if if muggy/rainy I ease off and at night when I drive home I do 40mph. People seem to forget that it's a speed limit not a speed target and the highway code advises to do less than the limit if conditions require it. So getting someone right up to your bumper when you're doing the limit in good conditions or less than in bad conditions is really infuriating - especially at night because their headlights are blinding in your mirrors.
You ARE doing the right thing in driving to your own judgment and ability however if someone is confident going at or over the limit in adverse conditions they could either be;
A. An idiot
B. A far more experienced driver, potentially in a vehicle geared far better for the conditions and roads than yours.
In both of these cases it is advised in the highway code (Code 169) that you pull in and let faster traffic pass when it is safe (i.e large quiet junction or layby) I speak from experience of driving certain NSL b-roads nearly every day of my life for 2-3 years in various vehicles & I find I can confidently go a lot quicker than I used to even in ****ty weather simply because I know the road well enough that Im not really at risk of getting caught out by an unexpected crest or tightening corner.
I mean this in a nice way, Dont be a self righteous prick . Unless you are trained to a high standard and are in a position to pass judgement on other drivers (e.g you are a trained police pursuit driver) dont try to forcefully exert your will on other road users regardless if its what you personally feel is safe as all this will do is cause frustration for yourself and other road users which is the biggest cause of accidents on rural roads.
Come at me. Or on me. Whatever.