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#26 02-10-12 11:56:39

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Re: Middle Lane Hoggers

Any faster than 45 mph and the gritting will not spread properly which is why they are tracked and get disciplined if they go over that speed - the usual speed is about 40

Gritters are sent out IN ADVANCE of the bad weather and the last thing the gritters want to be is out on bad surfaces where they can get stuck - snowploughs are different

If anyone thinks that being a short distance behind a gritter will make the journey safer needs to think again because the grit etc will not start working for some time which is why they are sent out ahead of bad weather


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#27 02-10-12 15:18:06

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Re: Middle Lane Hoggers

Wessex wrote:

Until it becomes accepted practice in this country that passing on the left is allowed and sanctioned by the Highway Code then anyone on test coming off a roundabout in the right hand lane and not getting over to the left before being passed on the left will be marked down as a serious fault.

If that does happen on test and the vehicle on the left is too close to pull in front of then there is no option but to wait until it either backs off or passes on the inside unless the learner decides to really put their foot down to get away which may mean breaking the speed limit

Being in that situation what would you advise the learner to do?


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#28 03-10-12 07:03:39

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Re: Middle Lane Hoggers

Wessex wrote:

If a candidate comes off the roundabout in the right hand lane (s)he should immediately check left mirror and indicate an intention and if clear move over.  If however a driver passes on the left ignoring the left indicator then no fault committed but if the candidate stays in the right lane without making his intentions clear and making reasonably rapid progress to an acceptable speed taking into account present traffic flow or the speed limit and a driver passes on the left then (s)he will get a Serious Fault marked.

That makes sense - and is the way it works on the LGV test


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#29 03-10-12 10:34:02

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Re: Middle Lane Hoggers

Wessex wrote:

Woo Hoo! We can agree then Rog.  wink   Common ground at last.  smile

I think we have a lot of common ground

I think the issue may be in the way we put things across in writing in regards to the way the other reads it

When we speak on the phone we seem to be in total agreement  smile


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#30 03-10-12 18:02:54

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Re: Middle Lane Hoggers

Group hug, guys! Forums have always been plagued by the written word that gets full of mis-interpretatedness smile

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