The trouble is, that it is too late when it happens, and I can see more trucks hogging the middle lane to keep out of the way of learner drivers entering the M way!
Originally Posted by witzend
I do think everybody needs to be tolerant to learner drivers and not rush them along, but having a slow vehicle pull out infront of a fully laden truck is no fun for the trucker.
I had this happen on the M25 when my truck was fully loaded with petrol chemicals. A car came down the slip rd and stopped, then pulled out from a standstill!Yes a standstill, when my truck was only a couple hundred yards away and all lanes were full!
Luckily, a transit van driver who was in the middle lane alongside my truck did see what happened and braked sharply, giving me room to swerve out!
If the car had filtered, as I was expecting, there would have been no problem!
I think that many car drivers including instructors, just do not understand truck stopping distances!
I am not saying I am perfect, far from it and I am not as good a driver as I once was, but my experience does give me an advantage of anticipation similar to many people who have been driving for years and years!
Why can't they make it compulsory, after they have passed their test and include in the test filtering onto dual carriageways!
And if the truckers move out a lane, this will move the cars out one lane and reduce the number of usable lanes. I am not saying this will happen all along the M way, but I can see it happening in places.
Anyway, this is just my two pence worth and there are many permutations, others will undoubtably have differing opinions, and I am not going to defend my position and take the thread into similar to him who will remain nameless!
Last edited by grath; 13-08-2017 at 09:07.
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