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Nearly Toast Twice in one day ..are car drivers getting worse?

Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by Dougie D, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. BS1948

    BS1948 Noble Member

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    Always, ALWAYS! Ride like they're all out to get you!

    Be safe! :cool:
     
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  2. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Senior Member

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    Basically, at least 80% of people out there who drive cars don't give a flying f**k about anyone else, they are on their own agenda come what may
     
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  3. BS1948

    BS1948 Noble Member

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    Says it all...
    [​IMG]

    :mad::mad::mad:
     
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  4. Sir Trev

    Sir Trev Active Member

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    How many Rozzers do you see on the roads these days? I know there may be the odd unmarked car about but thanks to red light and speed cameras the number of traffic officers on the roads has dropped in most areas to near enough nil. The "I don't care about anything/one but me" brigade realise very quickly that they can get away with pretty much anything and it spirals downwards from there. Blatant queue jumping, no care or attention, no pride in driving...

    Some may not like the idea but personally I believe we need a lot more visible plod on the roads.
     
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  5. GaryM

    GaryM It's him, you know who. Him from you know ....
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    Not a close call but a silly drop.
    I was living in Aldershot at the time and had been to Hartley Whitney to see a friend.
    On the way back ( at least I think it was on the way back ) I was stopped at a set of traffic lights which were on a steep hill at a crossroads.
    Normally these lights changed fairly quickly so I did my usual, instead of putting my foot out I balanced the bike.
    Needless to say this time it didn’t work and I fell over onto my side. So there’s me lying on the side of the road leg trapped underneath the bike.
    Several cars behind me with the drivers pissing themselves laughing.
    Can’t blame them if it had been the other way round I would have too.
     
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  6. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Senior Member

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    Not one of your finest moments then. New nickname Ileane. ;)
     
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  7. GaryM

    GaryM It's him, you know who. Him from you know ....
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    I was trying to get my knee down and see how far I could lean the bike over :)
     
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  8. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Senior Member

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    Worked then :p I'm not so sure I would have had the balls to own up to such a farce. God on you matey
     
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  9. Bad Billy

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    Many, many years ago, I had bought a brand spanking new Z1000ST, I was going to the bike show (at Olympia!) pulled into Fleet services on the M3 for a brew, thought I was the bees knees on my new bike, as I pulled up there were a load of bikes already stopped, I thought I'd be cool & flick the side stand out as I came to a halt to smoothly stop & park in one, missed the feckin side stand & nearly fell over with the new bike much to the amusement of all watching!
     
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  10. GaryM

    GaryM It's him, you know who. Him from you know ....
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    It’s just a funny story now Ken.
    Too many years have passed since it happened for it to bother me :)
     
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  11. Thruccyboy

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    Or her Russian brother... Ifelloff
     
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