Some nice person tried to run me off the road

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Some nice person tried to run me off the road

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On the way home on the M6 last night I was overtaken by a silver Yaris (couldn't make out numberplate as it was filthy or they would have been reported), who then decided to slow right up in the fast lane. I carried on at the same speed, pulled into the fast lane, hoping he would notice and move over for me to overtake. After some time he didn't so I flashed lights once, still didn't. I moved over to undertake (motorway was pretty quiet), so he sped up, so did I etc. As I was pulling up alongside him, he drifted across in front of me and slammed the brakes on, at which point I had to swerve into the (luckily empy at this point) slow lane to avoid him. Another heart in mouth moment, so I backed right off, down to about 50 to recover. Why do tosspots do this?!? He could have fecking killed me :bang: :mad:
 

Steven

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That must have been scary. That's one of the drawbacks of driving such a heavily modified car I'm afraid... :(
 
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Ah right, it's my fault I nearly got run of the road then :confused: I probably shouldn't have tried to undertake, but having sat behind him at 60 for five miles, I wasn't going to do 60 all the way to carlisle.
 

Bunny

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I hope you are OK after last night. I have heard of people doing stupid things like this before. Shame about the number plate been filthy.
 

bulldog5046

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an AX driver tried to do this to me when i tried to over take from a set of red lights to get into the lane i needed, stupid knob head, he was about 70 aswell!
 
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Some pump handle nearly ran me off the road this week, coming off the motorway onto the slip road right at the very last minute. I beeped my horn at him (which is a joke in the Sei!) then the cheeky "couldn't" gave my the finger on the roundabout. This promplty sent me into a rage, but I was in the wrong lane to do anything about it :mad:
 

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Some gimp tried to run me off the road when i was coming back from Daves...

Dual carriageway.. i was doing 80 in the fast lane :)o) and some twunk in a cavaliar behind me was flashing their lights, so i pulled into the slow lane to let them pass... as they passed they swerved into my lane :eek: then laughed at me... (n)
 

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Helz if it happens again report it and be willing to take it the whole way i.e. court. It sometimes helps getting the last laugh :)
 
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yep... feelin your pain helz, got cut up by a white van this mornin, granted i was goin a bit quick (late for work)

i seriously think (in a cento anyway) that people generally misjudge the speed of it... numerous times ive had people pull into my lane forcing me to brake hard, had a guy in a rover try to get into the same lane as i was right next to him yesterday as well!!!

proper pisses me off :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
 

custard

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yup people always judge the cento speed wrong. daily occurence in the city to have to brake/avoid for some twonk
 

arc

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aye, had the same things happen over last few days. Bloody good fun having a cento with a bit more grunt now. The look on peoples faces when they move out of ur way, and then u take off past them :D
 

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I hate it when that happens...

I was driving home down the dual carriageway a couple of years ago and pulled into the fast lane to overtake. It was then that the prat driving the car I was overtaking sped up to match my speed and wouldn't let me pull back into the slow lane. I tried slowing down and he slowed down. Sped up again and he sped up. He kept me alongside for at least 4-5 miles and I nearly missed my turn for my town... Wasn't a happy bunny when I got home... (n)

It probably doesn't matter what car you drive (I was in my old very basic Polo at the time) - there's always a prat out there somewhere...
 

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Wee Smurf said:
I hate it when that happens...

I was driving home down the dual carriageway a couple of years ago and pulled into the fast lane to overtake. It was then that the prat driving the car I was overtaking sped up to match my speed and wouldn't let me pull back into the slow lane. I tried slowing down and he slowed down. Sped up again and he sped up. He kept me alongside for at least 4-5 miles and I nearly missed my turn for my town... Wasn't a happy bunny when I got home... (n)

It probably doesn't matter what car you drive (I was in my old very basic Polo at the time) - there's always a prat out there somewhere...

That was probably me. :p
 

Wee Smurf

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Doubt it... It wasn't the Knock dual carriageway!

Saw white panda yesterday evening on Annadale Avenue... Possibly a different one... Didn't get a good look though as I met it on the corner...
 
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I get it all the time going up to uni and back :( Would have thought a bright yellow car would be obvious to see :bang: I usually just hang back and let em get on with it, im not taking any chances if it means i could kill my baby :eek:
 
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