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  1. Greenroofer
    Member

    Small red Peugeot going down Colinton Road this evening with all its lights off. It took me three different cars flashing at it before its driver realised

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. algo
    Member

    Me yesterday driving like an eejit. Going down Sciennes Road, driving slowly behind a gutter cyclist. Was a bit pressed by taxi behind so overtook when there was space to overtake the cyclist, but it meant I forced an oncoming car to stop at a stupid place when they had priority through the pinch point. No excuses - just rubbish.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  3. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @algo

    I hope you shouted at the gutter cyclist to complete the loop.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  4. dougal
    Member

    I was following an extremely slow driver along Dalmeny Street last week. Not sure of her reasoning and don't much care - it is a quiet side street and nobody ever lost control of their vehicle by going too slowly.

    The driver behind me took massive umbrage at the delay and started peeping the horn, aggressively waving hands at both of us (pesky cyclists!) and performing a frustrated overtake before halting immediately at temporary red lights on the junction with Easter Road.

    The driver had several minutes to think about how intensely stupid her behaviour had been ... but I'm equally sure that didn't happen.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  5. algo
    Member

    @IWRATS - I forgot. A job only half done. I will go out later and give someone a virulent critique of their attire.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  6. Frenchy
    Member

    "Van driver watching porn on A38 gets off"

    Won't actually link to the news article, as it contains a video showing the incident, which showed slightly more than I was expecting it to.

    Person seen watching porn on a tablet whilst stopped in a queue of traffic. Police wait for them further down the road, but the driver must have turned off before they reached the police.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  7. nedd1e_h
    Member

    The other thread discussion about DRLs reminded me that I saw a van recently with additional aftermarket lights fitted to the front grille.

    That wouldn't be so bad, except that they were coloured red!

    Why would you do that? Why oh why?

    Definite nomination for a Darwin award as someone ploughs head-on into them...

    Posted 5 days ago #
  8. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Person seen watching porn on a tablet whilst stopped in a queue of traffic.

    People be weird.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  9. unhurt
    Member

    turned off

    Maybe it wasn't very good porn?

    Posted 5 days ago #
  10. wishicouldgofaster
    Member

    He did get off though, so maybe he still enjoyed it

    Posted 5 days ago #
  11. LivD
    Member

    Impatient driver overtook me (I was in a car) while I was going at "around" 20mph (let's say that, not slower than 20 anyway) along a residential street in darkness today, I guess he must have been going at least 40 in the 20 zone. This is the downside of the speed limit reduction... crazy people get even more crazy behind Honest Law Abiding Drivers.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  12. jdanielp
    Member

    The woman who drove her car from Londsdale Terrace over to Leven Terrace after presumably having been waved across by a driver in the stationary traffic on Melville Drive while I was heading west in the cycle lane which did not contain any stationary traffic. Luckily, I pre-empted her manouvre and was already braking as she spotted me approaching the side of her car. She raised her hand in what I took to be a dismissive 'and how did you expect me to be able to see you approaching behind the stationary traffic' whilst she continued to drive past as I was forced to come to a stop.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  13. splitshift
    Member

    Brought to you half an hour ago by the black merc van like taxi thing which overtook me on granton road, I was on the limit, 20 mph, in me truck !!!he refused to look in my direction when I caught him , easily , without speeding at the lights outside The grannary! Expletives in head !!! Still, recording equipment on board might get e mail to company !!

    Posted 4 days ago #
  14. gembo
    Member

    Bad one this morning on charter hall road where the cyclist was killed the other week.

    A van with company Lothain Electrics on side overtook single file line of three cyclista the car coming the other way had to pull over to avoid the van crashing in to it.

    The ghost bike was just behind us when I caught up with this van at the lights.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  15. kaputnik
    Moderator

    Perrymans bus 253 coming down London Road this evening about 5 to 6, 1 foot back and 1 foot to the right of a rightly apoplectic cyclist who was being forced out of the painted lane due to a van parked on double yellows at junction with Cambusnethan Street.

    If that was you, I saw the whole thing from other direction and I'll happily act as witness to a complaint to the company. Diabolical driving.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  16. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Got a pass-agg semaphore symphony from the driver of a Ratho Coaches vehicle. We'd both just turned right out of Hope Park Terrace onto Hope Park Crescent.

    I think he was upset because I'd stopped him from overtaking me during the turn by holding primary for five seconds. Is overtaking during a turn at a junction even legal?

    I invited the gentleman to descend from his vehicle and explain himself but the matter seemed not to be that important.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  17. fimm
    Member

    " Is overtaking during a turn at a junction even legal?"

    From the Highway Code:
    "Rule 167
    DO NOT overtake where you might come into conflict with other road users. For example

    - approaching or at a road junction on either side of the road
    ...
    - when a road user is indicating right...
    "

    Posted 3 days ago #
  18. gembo
    Member

    1. Taxi no 1137 came down New Street from Cannongate this morning at 8.40a.m. despite me letting him know he could not do so, the car at the East Market St junction that wanted to come up had to brake to let him through. My view is he knew he could not do so. Would be good if the signage could be changed to underline No Right Turn No Entry. I understand minimal street clutter but they are having a laugh.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  19. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @fimm

    Aha!

    Posted 3 days ago #
  20. fimm
    Member

    Actually, that's not in the YOU MUST NOT list (which is the bit with things that are illegal). It is a list of places/situations where it is a bad idea to overtake.

    The YOU MUST NOTs are:

    - if you would have to cross or straddle double white lines with a solid line nearest to you (but see Rule 129)
    - if you would have to enter an area designed to divide traffic, if it is surrounded by a solid white line
    - the nearest vehicle to a pedestrian crossing, especially when it has stopped to let pedestrians cross
    - if you would have to enter a lane reserved for buses, trams or cycles during its hours of operation
    - after a ‘No Overtaking’ sign and until you pass a sign cancelling the restriction.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  21. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @fimm

    Actually the worrying thing was him waving both arms about and looking sideways while driving a bus towards a toucan crossing.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  22. chdot
    Admin

    “Actually the worrying thing was him waving both arms about and looking sideways while driving a bus towards a toucan crossing.”

    That’s worth a 101 - if you can be bothered.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  23. jdanielp
    Member

    Pedestrian hit by car seriously injured in Edinburgh http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-41998319

    Posted 3 days ago #
  24. the canuck
    Member

    that's a wide road where that crash happened. how do you hit someone there??

    Posted 3 days ago #
  25. ejstubbs
    Member

    By swerving on to the pavement? It doesn't look like the car's been moved in the first photo in that article, and it's up against the front wall of numbers 36/37.

    Inverleith Row isn't that wide IMO - it's marked out for two lanes of traffic and a bus lane, and from experience even that gets a bit tight in places. It's also quite busy, and gets parked up quite a bit both legally and otherwise. I can easily imagine someone in their 60s taking a while to cross, and coming in to conflict with someone 'not quite' sticking to the 20mph limit (given the apparent damage to the car) - especially if the driver was experiencing brain overload trying to navigate the busy street at an inappropriate speed. There's also a junction just next to the incident site, which could add emerging traffic into the mix.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  26. the canuck
    Member

    ah--was thinking of inverleith terrace.

    #foreigner problems with similar street names.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  27. prog99
    Member

    Yesterday morning at the Kings theatre cross roads. How to wind up every road user and pedestrian simultaneously.

    I'm waiting to turn right out of Tarvit Street onto Home street. What looked like the last of the traffic coming out of Gilmore Place with a coach that would never make it far enough behind. I do my legit turn and see the coach has stopped just before the junction....then the coach moves and decides that they'll just jump the red anyway and do their left turn. And then they realise they'd skittle the pedestrians on the crossing so stop again mid manoeuvre thus blocking a large chunk of the junction for everyone.

    If you know that junction then you'll know there is a filter to turn left that would have come on a minute later, dunno what was going through their head at the time but I'd not fancy having that driver in charge of my journey.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  28. ejstubbs
    Member

    @the canuck That's quite alright: Canadian people always get a pass because they're so nice and polite :)

    The EEN article about the incident says the the victim was "walking down" Inverleith Row. Hope the old fella is doing OK - the chipwrapper makes it sound pretty nasty.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  29. jonty
    Member

    prog99: Continental/American habits??

    Posted 3 days ago #
  30. prog99
    Member

    I know of the turn on a red if safe rule our friends abroad have but in this case it looked like stupidity.

    Posted 3 days ago #

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