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winthattt

Had Enough Of Derbyshire Drivers!

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I cycle a lot, even to the mloc meeting at a Tollbar Racing. Since moving to a Derbyshire I have found the standard of respect drivers have for other road users the worst I have encountered anywhere in the world and I have cycled across France, in Cyprus, Italy, USA etc.

 

So far this year, on a monster descent down a hill into my village the driver coming up the hill most deliberately crossed the road and laughing forced me into my curb, I was doing 35mph so the closing speed was serious. There is a known local who does this for a laugh but as he has not killed anyone yet is not in prison.

 

A few days latter I was driving back along the same road where you have to make a left turn onto the road. It is a fast turn, if you want it to be. Knowing I was in Derbyshire I took the corner at about 30 only to meet someone, strangely driving straight towards me on my side of the road. Good job I was not doing the legal 60mph.

 

Last Sunday when I was on my cycle a woman driving a car crossed straight in front of me to get into a petrol station, my data logger shows the sudden total stop. She said she did not see me but it did not matter as I do not pay f***ing road tax and I did not have f***ing lights. I pointed out I do have lights but like hers, they were switched off as it was blazing sunshine and I do have road tax on four cars. Still, it wax my fault she did not see me, with a bright yellow jersey.

 

After getting home I took the family out to lunch, a short drive away. Seeing a cyclist coming the other way and an Audi coming up behind him I guessed, correctly, exactly what the moron driver would do. Straight out onto my side of the road and an emergency stop required be me to avoid a head on collision (wife shaken and son saying I saved his life).

 

On top of this, certainly in my village the Highway Code is interpreted thus: double yellow lines, residents parking. Zig zags and zebra crossing, parking for a few minutes. Bus stops, car parks.

 

Seriously, I have never encounter such shocking driving anywhere outside of India.

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You get idiots on 4 wheels as well as 2. If you expect all other road users to do something daft all the time, you should not go far wrong.

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Keith, I have to say Derby is particularly bad for drivers and cyclist.

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To be honest, i think driving standards are down... While commuting in a car, i come across several drivers who overtake bikes although cars are coming the other way... People don't care and do take chance.

Nowadays, I honestly think it is safer to drive on track flat out than on public road well within speed limits.

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It'll be compounded by the inbreeding within Derbyshire.

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Lol

 

I'll admit there are some very odd people in the dales!

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Not just derbyshire

Everywhere I drive I seem to attract nobheads that cant drive properly think shanks pony is safest mide of getting about now

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It'll be compounded by the inbreeding within Derbyshire.

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Brings back fond memories that remark Steve, of a conversation I had with a Female Copper friend whilst on a trip to the Lakes. She was talking about in-breeding in various Derbyshire villages she patrolled, mentioning things like crossed front teeth, large foreheads, squints in one eye to name but a few.

 

When I eventually stopped laughing, I asked her if this was just a bigotted coppers view, or was she qualified to make such generalisations.

 

I got a First Class Honours Degree in Social Anthropology from Cambridge came the reply.........!

 

 

Which village do you live in winthatt?

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Invest in cheap hd camera like the go-pro copies. Then report wreckless and dangerous driving to the police. I'd say 50% of drivers dont deserve the right to be on the road driving especially when they say they can not see a cyclist in the middle of the day, like a recent AA survey suggests...

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-26479499

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I live in Duffield which is just on the edge of the hills. Nutters appear to come from all directions. I am going to fit my go pro on my bike for the future. It could be fun for posting videos like the the guy with the parrot.

 

I do agree that many cyclists have shocking road manners as well. The big difference is that they largely only put themselves at risk, which is really evolution on fast forward.

 

I am having a bad year with Derbyshire. I am also having a debate with the hospital who admit the Doctor damaged my left eye by administering a completely unauthorised procedure. I fussed before my wife took me there saying they would do something stupid. As I could not see I had to go where she took me. The hospital lived down to my expectations. Vision has almost recovered, at least the hospital has said sorry (which was all I wanted).

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Where in duffield are you? I'm in Allestree next to the park.

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Lol, no my family is originally from Nottingham and Scotland and ended up choosing derby????

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