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  1. Westendlad

    Westendlad Well-Known Member

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    From the toll bar -Festival island. Big queues about 12pm today. Two incidents involving about 8 cars within the space of 800 yards. Speed limit is 50mph but everyone does at least 60. I hate speed camera's but....
     
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    Thank god its a speed thing......turned 50 this year and am really sensitive about it :emoji_sunglasses: don't think I could face a thread on how 50 is the new 40....pffffffffffffff
     
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    But it is
    Wasn't an issue to me at all
    55 was the depressing one.
     
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    On the subject of the crash
    The layout since the alterations doesn't help in my opinion
    Is it two slip roads down on to the carriageway now ?
    Then the exit for the A45
    All within little more than half a mile
    I tend to struggle there with being in the correct lane ,it involves a lot of observation and lane switching.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    I'm never depressed with my age. I love being an old fart! You can get away with loads! Just blame it on your age! ;)
     
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    50 feels too slow down there and when I do 50 (which is all the time honest ref) there is always someone right up my arse.
    But it's 50 for a reason and people speeding REALLY piss me off, especially when I've got my son in the car.

    I'd genuinely have speed cameras everywhere, people moan about them being a money maker etc, but don't speed. It's very simple. Can't wait for people to get done battering it up Ansty road and now I've moved Broad lane. It's a 30 down there but the average speed seems to be 45.

    While I'm at it if you actually drive the ring road correctly and get in the right hand lane when it's not your exit there's always an Audi up your arse then as well. I hate driving.
     
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    If ever a road needed variable speed limits, it's that one. In quiet times 70 is fine, but rush hour and 50's more appropriate.

    Never get how on the runup to festival island, so many change laes at the last minute. There's bloody signs all the way along from Tollbar, so not like you haven't been warned!
     
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    Got to ask....Why the 55 so bad ?
     
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    Inside lane for A46 then about 100yds from exit also an exit for A46 but you might have to stop at r'bout. So middle lane for A45/A46 and outside lane for A45 only.
     
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    Just keep touching your break pedal. They normally panic when they see break lights on and then sit back. I also give the middle finger sometimes.

    I am not a slow driver. But there is a time and place for speed. Road conditions and locality the main ones.

    What pisses me off the most is being stuck behind someone doing 40 in a 60. Then when you come to a village or other 30mph limit they continue at 40.
     
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    I really think I've missed my calling as traffic police, I'd be a proper jobsworth taking everyone down. No indication at a single-lane roundabout, you're in the stocks. Encroaching on another space in a supermarket car park, you're wearing a sandwich board for the day that says you're a dickhead. I don't care if it's private land sir, I AM ABOVE THE LAW
     
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    The worst are those who do 45 when it's national speed limit and then carry on doing 45 through a 30.

    Morons
     
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    Haha just said the same thing myself, didn't see this.

    It's better to use your hand break slowly rather than the break pedal, it scares them more :)

    Got to mention middle lane drivers and those who sit in the outside lane doing 50 on the m23 - they actually get enraged when people end up undertaking them.
     
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    Yes middle lane hogs need to lose their licence until they can pass another test. They cause congestion on motorways. And the worrying thing is why can't they overtake properly. Are they blind or just useless drivers.
     
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    I don't really
    Maybe it was the background in my life at the time
    But 55 seemed a difficult pass psychologically .
     
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    The older I get the happier I get.

    Can't wait until I am 59 1/2. Then my youngest will be 18. No more work. No more being told what to do. No more having to be somewhere when I could be somewhere better. No more having to make plans on what I want to do around what I have to do.
     
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    Don’t mind being 50.....Still act a nob like I did when I was 20 but just have more money to do it on a much bigger scale.
     
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    Went out for a drink with one of my lads last weekend. Just a couple of pints he said.

    He went home without telling me at about 2am as he was too pissed to talk :smuggrin:

    Not planning to grow up until I have to.
     
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    Fast approaching 40, still feel like 20 although cannot do handovers anymore
     
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    Still a puppy then.

    I'm 50 now. When I was a kid 50 was old. Still feel 21 in the head. Put the younger ones to shame sometimes. But some of the old joints are starting to get a bit painful at times. And both my knees click as I stand up.

    Not sure if I would pass an MOT.
     
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    .... kids today pffffff ... no staying power. My staying power was hard earned through the weekly 8 pints of carling between the silver sword and the Alhambra .... cheeky one in the Penny Black then up Busters (Park Lane if doing posh)..pork and stuffing batch fight in the taxi rank and home.
     
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    8 pints of carling? Did you drink to stay sober? :shifty:
     
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    Exactly how it goes
    I think it possibly coincided with my daughter and grandson moving out that shaped my view at fifty five .
     
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    I will be 60 next month and like others the aches and pains appear more often and linger longer than they used to. I had a new right hip 4 years ago and that worked wonders. Life is good and I wouldn’t swap 60 to be 20 again. In my head I can still do all I used to but in reality I can’t quite do all. Spirit willing but flesh is weak.


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    Always happy to see the kids leave home. And happy to invite them back when needed. Had one move back 3 weeks ago. The younger two are getting to know him better as they have never lived with him before. So that is a bonus.
     
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    Know the feeling.

    Can't wait to be 60. Will be retired then. Life has always been about looking after kids so far. Eldest 33 youngest 8. 34 and 9 this year. I get my freedom at 60. Will have had kids for 43 years by then :wideyed:
     
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    I’m semi retired now....fully in a month. Like you an age range of kids...(youngest 15 and eldest 34) so youngest still with us but an age when we can still do a lot. It’s good regaining some freedom even tho wouldn’t be without them.


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    Some people think we are mad. But I love having a lively household.

    We have 8, 9, 16 and 26 at home. But when I retire we are handing house over to kids and travelling for as long as our health allows. We deserve a few years of doing what we want.
     
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    Good on you. Enjoy every moment.


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    Oi oi oi was a good lager then cheeky.....Called Black Label in those days.....Loved the adverts too.
     
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    Your relaying life is finished then...
     
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    Its just careless driving - you can drive fast and be safe just that some people cant cope - but the correct speed is the appropriate one for the conditions and faster drivers should make this
     
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    The Germans and the sunlounger one was a classic.
     
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    Carling is just one big rip off.

    Says on the tin that it is 4%. But it is really 3.7%. Brewers have been allowed a tolerance on strength because of EU law. But these days the process is much more accurate.

    Tax payable on beer goes up after 3.7%. So they pay less tax yet make you think you are drinking stronger beer. And because of the loophole it is all legal.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...an-advertised-tribunal-tax-hmrc-a7914731.html
     
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    Good job i haven't had it for 20 years then.
     
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