Idiots and fog

Idiots and fog

Postby Timmytree » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:15 pm

A 20 car pile up on the A40 today, sadly with 1 fatality. We had to detour to get around it. I was incensed to see the number of total planks who were driving too fast, too close and in many cases with no lights on. Visibility in places was down to 25 yards yet they still ploughed on regardless.
I despair of these people.
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Re: Idiots and fog

Postby Blackbaronfish » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:23 pm

On the way to my father in law there were many drivers racing to the island with the lights clearly on red. It's -3 and foggy in places :o
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Re: Idiots and fog

Postby granville » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:37 pm

first thing I was told is if you cannot see slow down .
just madness to drive like that , just fast way to
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Re: Idiots and fog

Postby eboswan » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:58 pm

sadly its the sensible ones who slow down and get hit and killed by the dicks driving too fast.
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Re: Idiots and fog

Postby Brooksy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:10 pm

Yet again not enough police, respect for fellow road users, humans and sensible, law abiding citizens.
I for one would pay a penny or two in the pound in extra income tax to police the country properly and get these morons off the streets.
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Re: Idiots and fog

Postby Raj » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:14 pm

Timmy, to paraphrase the gist of the Darwinian Theory of Natural Selection ....

1. More individuals are produced each generation than can survive.
2. Phenotypic variation exists among individuals and the variation is heritable.
3. Those individuals with heritable traits better suited to the environment will survive........ i.e. Those who don't switch their fog lights on and slow down when they cant see will die :)
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Re: Idiots and fog

Postby gary martin » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:19 am

all too common Tim. inside their little box protected by air bags, seat belts ABS etc they feel safe. maybe the manufacturers should put a big spike in the center of the wheel, facing the driver.
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Postby TenMetrePeter » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:01 pm

gary martin wrote:all too common Tim. inside their little box protected by air bags, seat belts ABS etc they feel safe. maybe the manufacturers should put a big spike in the center of the wheel, facing the driver.

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Re: Idiots and fog

Postby poguemahone » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:03 pm

gary martin wrote:all too common Tim. inside their little box protected by air bags, seat belts ABS etc they feel safe. maybe the manufacturers should put a big spike in the center of the wheel, facing the driver.

good POINT gary ;)
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Re: Idiots and fog

Postby wastrel » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:59 pm

Timmytree wrote:A 20 car pile up on the A40 today, sadly with 1 fatality. We had to detour to get around it. I was incensed to see the number of total planks who were driving too fast, too close and in many cases with no lights on. Visibility in places was down to 25 yards yet they still ploughed on regardless.
I despair of these people.

I remember driving home from london, we scooshed it up the road in no time, until around carlysle, then, into the worst rain I've ever seen, turned out S/W & central scotland had received 2 months worth of rain in 2hrs, as I sat behind about a dozen lorries in the inside lane, 20 mph tops, wipers on full pelt & driving through floods around a foot deep in places, like you TT, I despaired at the utter morons flying past us doing 50, 60 or more, I could (almost) wish a accident on these clowns if it weren't for the thought of their passengers & other drivers they may take with them! :evil:
I remember thinking do these idiots (in 4x4s mostly) not understand aquaplaning? arrogant, selfish, stupid.
Sorry, but I really was livid that day!
It`s coming back to me now, we thought we were gonna make it home from London in around 7 1/2hrs, for daytime driving, at normal motorway speeds we couldn`t believe our luck, que rain, 11hrs it took us to get home that day!
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