Tractors and other slow moving vehicles...

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  1. Solomon Grundy

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    It should be against the law for them to travel along an A road or better between 7.30am and 9am in the morning and 4.30pm - 6pm in the evenings. This morning I passed a tractor going in the opposite direction with a string of 62 cars behind it! (yes, I did count and I know it's sad) Absolutely ridiculous!

    Either that or make it compulsory for them to pull over when they have more than 10 cars stuck behind them...

    :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  2. mjcairney

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    I have been saying the same for years - it's nice to know others share my views.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
  3. Wild Rumpus

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    And a similar law for caravans too, please:D
     
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    No,tractors are possibly useful,caravans are not,Just ban the caravans outright.
     
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    I thought there was a law in Scotland that slow moving vehicles had to pull over once there was a sizeable queue behind them.
     
  6. Bl4ckGryph0n

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    I think that there should also be a ban on drivers using the countryside and lanes as a rat-run.....Permit holders only please during those hours!

    And also during those hours trucks/lorries should not be allowed to overtake.....

    And also drivers who don't know when to downshift (especially towing a caravan) should be banned between those hours...
     
  7. MartinImber

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    By law they are supposed to pull over if safe every 1/2 mile or so

    Oi - thats where I stay on holiday!

    Lets ban all cars of under 80bhp per ton power to weight then!

    Thats the power to weight of my outfit!
     
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    Does that include the driver :devil:
     
  9. MartinImber

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    Looks at belly - er no!

    So what engine has your new car got then?
     
  10. hornydragon

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    I have no issue with tractors but Tanks i do...bloody things crawl round at 5mph belching huge plumes of smoke and are really loud especialy the knacered ones being dragged behind a bulldozer
     
  11. MartinImber

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    Scorpions are OK - one got up to 70mph on TV a while ago
     
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    they don use em anymore Schimtar now and they dropped the petrol engine for a diesel, It Challengers and AS90 that creak round but they can shift when they need to
     
  13. MartinImber

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    I used to like the Scorpions as well - a fun sized tank - the one I saw was privately owned and the owner drove it to France - he was cutting up off roaders and got it to 70 on the way to Dover.

    What would you think if you were doing 60 and a tank cruised past!
     
  14. hornydragon

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    Schimatars are same body as scorpion but bigger gun and they are tiny in side
     
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    I don't think my new old one can compete....I've only got the 2.0-16v, not that nice 2.6 like you Martin! But how about throwing in my wife's 3.5 with 279bhp to average it out :D I went economical for once in my life...

    BTW I've had several rides on the Leopald tanks, man these things shift and corner!
     
  16. MartinImber

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    agh! a tank fan!

    As to Challenger 2, the Yanks take the mickey but theirs cannot kill another tank five miles away.

    ANyway it's bed time - good night
     
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    :eek: I would hate to think how much petrol that man must have used.....Sounds like good fun though...Could have done with one when I visited my parents for new year in Belgium on the coast....There was so much snow and everyone driving like a slow coach.....

    Oh man, you've got me looking on the Net now to see how much one is....
     
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    Another pet hate. In the morning rush, a lorry overtaking a lorry on the motorway and not really making progress. This is usually done on a slight uphill and forces everyone else into lane 3. Top move!! :D
     
  19. hornydragon

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    Unless like me you drive uphill on a dual crriage way then its even more FUN :thumbsdow
     
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    Horny, surely you're not one of these guys?? :rotfl:
     
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    They do that ALL the time, and because they are only about 2 mph faster than the lorry they are overtaking, it is agonisingly slow.

    Also lorries in the fast lane of a motorway of 3 or more lanes, which they are not meant to do.

    Talking about tanks, surely a 50 tonne + vehicle driving at 60 mph or so with metal tracks on tarmac is going to :censored: the road surface?!
     
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    That's why they're usually put on a truck and carried around. Where necessary, the tracks are designed to take rubber inserts for road driving. :)
     
  23. Dom996

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    Or the guy doing 60mph in lane 2 when lane 1 is clear, again forcing those of us that obey the highway code into lane 3 (as opposed to undertaking in lane 1)
     
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    Scorpion is a light weight baby tank!
     
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    NO i follow them up and down hills on dual carrigeway the truck doing 56mph overtaking the one doing 55mph till we get to a hill when they are normally level and the truck that was doing 56mph is now doing 54mph and the swap back this can take 2-3 miles!
     
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    When was the last time you sore a tank cruising down the highstreet?:eek:
     
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    Oh, I also hate when people switch lanes in my local area and don't seem to know where they are going. I also hate when I am somewhere and don't know where I am going that people get irritated and make it hard for me to keep changing lanes. lol. :rotfl:
     
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    Highway code

    Cheers,
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