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They are universally idiots, and letting them get away with bullying would not sit well with me.
Get a rear facing dash cam and send footage off to the police then.
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The best advice is to aim to drive at around the limit under normal conditions but to remember that if your speedo is indicating 30 mph then you are probably only doing 27 mph. Find out, using GPS, how much your speedo over-reads at the speed limits (20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70mph) and drive accordingly.

If you are on the open road and want a relaxed, slow, drive (say 50mph on a 60mph road) then feel free to do so but be aware of other road users.
I did 21mph in a 20 and to my surprise one of those signs that monitor your speed gave me a sad face and displayed 21mph. Frigging ridiculous really, 21mph and I'm the bad guy. The thing about these speeding rules I find frustrating is keeping your car at exactly 30mph is actually quite hard, its bound to go up and down as you drive down a long road.. Unless you have a foot made of steal and no nerves.
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I don’t know why, but when there is someone driving right up my arse, they tend to be in either a BMW or an Audi... is there something about these cars that prevents them staying the 5 seconds away?!
Just take your time OP, much like in every other aspect of life, you just gotta do your own thing while being aware of what’s going on around you.
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the speed limit is a limit not a target! ignore everyone else if your Speedo says 30 you are in the right and everyone else will have to get over it. everyone in too much of a hurry and that causes accidents.
Only it is a target, because if conditions allow you should be at that speed - you would fail a test for failure to make progress otherwise.

If you're too lacking in confidence to drive at an appropriate speed, you shouldn't be driving, as it's driving outside the flow of traffic that causes congestion.
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Get a rear facing dash cam and send footage off to the police then.
Not really sufficient evidence of a crime; dashcams obscure the footage.
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I don’t know why, but when there is someone driving right up my arse, they tend to be in either a BMW or an Audi... is there something about these cars that prevents them staying the 5 seconds away?!
Just take your time OP, much like in every other aspect of life, you just gotta do your own thing while being aware of what’s going on around you.
5 seconds? That's a pretty sizable gap....
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Only it is a target, because if conditions allow you should be at that speed - you would fail a test for failure to make progress otherwise.

If you're too lacking in confidence to drive at an appropriate speed, you shouldn't be driving, as it's driving outside the flow of traffic that causes congestion.
You would get a minor, possibly.. Unless you chose to drive at 10mph in a 30mph zone on a clear stretch of road then you would probably fail.
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You would get a minor, possibly.. Unless you chose to drive at 10mph in a 30mph zone on a clear stretch of road then you would probably fail.
Enough minor's and you'd get a serious.. so doing it more than twice in an hour..
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Enough minor's and you'd get a serious.. so doing it more than twice in an hour..
16 minors is a fail..
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16 minors is a fail..
So is multiple minors in the same category.
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You can fail your driving test for going too slow and I also know somebody prosecuted for dangerous driving (or without due care, can't recall which) for driving well below the limit in conditions that allowed the driver to go faster.
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So is multiple minors in the same category.
Why do you think you are the DVLA?
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There is nothing considerate about driving so close to another car that you endanger them, and may even end up killing them. So arguing that they should pull over is ridiculous.

They are following the law and you are not. You are de facto in the wrong. You are literally a criminal. You cannot take a moral standpoint. The law exists for a reason.
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Why do you think you are the DVLA?
I don't? I'm telling you the facts.

For the record, though, it is the DVSA that carry out driving tests, not the DVLA.
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You can fail your driving test for going too slow and I also know somebody prosecuted for dangerous driving (or without due care, can't recall which) for driving well below the limit in conditions that allowed the driver to go faster.
You will not fail for doing 28 in a 30.. If you did 10 in a 30 when you don't need to then yes you probably would.
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I don't? I'm telling you the facts.

For the record, though, it is the DVSA that carry out driving tests, not the DVLA.
Leave plz
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Leave plz
I'm afraid you don't have that right on a public bulletin board.
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For what its worth I failed my first driving test for driving too slowly (maybe 20 in a 30) and also been pulled over for the same reason... Now I just drive at close to if not the same speed as the one or two cars ahead (provided they aren't going insanely fast). Usually this is around 30 maybe 33ish; but speedos are usually out by 2-3mph at least. So when the speedo reads 30 its probably closer to 27, of course that varies depending on your car and tyres etc. When I'm using cruise control at 70mph according to the car, Google Maps claims 67mph.
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Well I'm glad we resolved this issue, All drivers should be driving as close to the speed limit as safely possible, deliberately not doing so will get you in trouble,
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Are you really doing 30 though? What does your speedo say?

Bang on 30? Probably closer to 25 than it is to 30 then in reality. You can afford to creep up a bit for the sake of other drivers.

It pisses me off when people do an indicated 25-30 on a 30 road, because I can only shift to fourth and stay there if we maintain at an indicated 32.
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