The "Sh*t Driving Caught On Cam" Thread (Vol 4)

The "Sh*t Driving Caught On Cam" Thread (Vol 4)

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InitialDave

5,042 posts

63 months

Wednesday 14th August
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M4cruiser said:
Well, let's see what did happen with the Nissan and the lorry. I found a longer clip that goes up to the end of the camera's 3-minute segment:
https://youtu.be/6TcBuomuZ9s
As I see it, it's a 50 limit, most vehicles are doing close to that; the Nissan can't move left as he's not yet 2 seconds ahead of the camera car; the camera driver sensibly backs off so he's not alongside the lorry for a huge length of time; the brown Polo in the right-hand lane pulls in front of the Nissan; then the junction / slip road comes up; something moves out from the slip road just in front of the Nissan so again he can't move left; the camera car backs off to let the Skoda in, the alternative is speed up and risk being again alongside the lorry and possibly breaking the speed limit. It's a fairly busy time in the limited road-works, so not everyone can expect to achieve 50mph all the time. The lorry driver is definitely making danger where it's not necessary.
(In case you're in 360p there's a 720p/HD option in the settings wheel for this video that makes it a bit easier to see what's going on).
Assuming that just accelerating a little until past the junction and then pulling in and backing off isn't on the table, I would probably have pulled back to lane one at about the 15 second mark in that video - not ideal in terms of separation from the camera car, but not cutting them up either, should be enough space fore and aft to work with the joining traffic from the sliproad, and with the increased pace of the truck (especially if he ups his speed slightly as he seems to want to), you'll probably get an opening behind the truck to pull back out if necessary.

You likely wouldn't need to, as you'd end up slotted neatly between the white SUV and grey Skoda that join the motorway, but of course you don't know that at the time you have to make the decision.

It's an imperfect world, and with a lorry right up your chuff, I'd rather choose a different imperfect option that involves not having a lorry up my chuff.

The lorry driver is not driving how he should, no, but you can only control your own driving, not his.

CoolHands

9,766 posts

139 months

Wednesday 14th August
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No mention of the fat bloke & the coach yet? I’ve got a 40 grand motor

Sorry don’t know if it’s on youtube



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7355697/N...

quinny100

260 posts

130 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Has he really got a private plate that reads BIG OAF?

breadvan

1,369 posts

112 months

Thursday
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Yeah, we did that on Monday.

The ‘big oaf’ didn’t come out too well......

biggrin

Blakewater

3,303 posts

101 months

Thursday
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untakenname said:
The GTR caught brake checking the lorry last month has been stolen, never knew being a van salesman paid so well
https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-...


earlier post in this thread said:
Edited by untakenname on Tuesday 6th August 19:18
He seems to be going along with the black Octavia. In crash for cash scams there's often an additional vehicle involved to set up a situation to make it look like the car to be crashed is braking for a reason. The third vehicle cuts it up or brakes hard in front of it just to create the impression of a natural incident on the road rather than an obviously deliberate set up.

FWIW

1,104 posts

41 months

Thursday
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I still think the Qashqai should have pulled in at around 12s. Wouldn’t have caused any issue for the merging traffic.
Why did dcw slow down to allow merging? It’s up to the joining traffic to modify their speed to join. How many times have you seen it when both cars slow down?!
‘Courtesy causes confusion and crashes’.

(Not condoning the hgv’s action, but I can relate to the frustration he must be feeling)

KP328

1,499 posts

139 months

Thursday
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CoolHands said:
No mention of the fat bloke & the coach yet? I’ve got a 40 grand motor

Sorry don’t know if it’s on youtube



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7355697/N...
It looks like the Gentleman's t-shirt says Fat and Furious ,which seems appropriate.

Byker28i

18,646 posts

161 months

Thursday
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KP328 said:
CoolHands said:
No mention of the fat bloke & the coach yet? I’ve got a 40 grand motor

Sorry don’t know if it’s on youtube



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7355697/N...
It looks like the Gentleman's t-shirt says Fat and Furious ,which seems appropriate.
Daily Fail article ends with "Do you know Big Oaf"... that's all he'll be known by now biggrin

Monkeylegend

16,171 posts

175 months

Thursday
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Byker28i said:
KP328 said:
CoolHands said:
No mention of the fat bloke & the coach yet? I’ve got a 40 grand motor

Sorry don’t know if it’s on youtube



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7355697/N...
It looks like the Gentleman's t-shirt says Fat and Furious ,which seems appropriate.
Daily Fail article ends with "Do you know Big Oaf"... that's all he'll be known by now biggrin
Reggie Pickering, brother to Ronnie.

Starfighter

2,753 posts

122 months

Thursday
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Who?

Krikkit

15,702 posts

125 months

Thursday
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One for the brilliant plates thread I think - "Big Oaf" laugh

KM

53 posts

1 month

Thursday
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Some of the videos on YouTube are hilarious, just here for the updates

RazerSauber

264 posts

4 months

Thursday
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I bet the finance company will love seeing their car driven by this tool. 2.0 Diesel too. He tells the bus driver to get a proper job and drives around in a probably financed 2.0 diesel VW. Hardly the summit of life.

robbiekhan

553 posts

121 months

Thursday
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RazerSauber said:
I bet the finance company will love seeing their car driven by this tool. 2.0 Diesel too. He tells the bus driver to get a proper job and drives around in a probably financed 2.0 diesel VW. Hardly the summit of life.
To most finance buyers for cars to them they own the car, they've paid £40k for it and have no idea it's not actually ever their car

zedx19

1,919 posts

84 months

Thursday
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I bet the finance company couldn't care less, makes no difference to them what weapons driving the vehicle, so long as the monthlies are paid and he sticks to his agreement. If he doesn't stick to the agreement, he gets billed accordingly for mileage, damage, missed services etc.

untakenname

2,134 posts

136 months

Thursday
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He says it's a £40k car but looking on auto trader for a very low milage model a year newer it's half what he thinks it's worth.
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

Lots of people (especially M4 owners) think their car is worth a lot more than the going market rate.

A Winner Is You

20,455 posts

171 months

Thursday
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zedx19 said:
I bet the finance company couldn't care less, makes no difference to them what weapons driving the vehicle, so long as the monthlies are paid and he sticks to his agreement. If he doesn't stick to the agreement, he gets billed accordingly for mileage, damage, missed services etc.
Suspension will probably be a bit knackered by the time he hands it back

blueg33

21,527 posts

168 months

Thursday
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robbiekhan said:
RazerSauber said:
I bet the finance company will love seeing their car driven by this tool. 2.0 Diesel too. He tells the bus driver to get a proper job and drives around in a probably financed 2.0 diesel VW. Hardly the summit of life.
To most finance buyers for cars to them they own the car, they've paid £40k for it and have no idea it's not actually ever their car
Much the same as a mortgage, but people say they own a house.

In essence as long as the car is not on a lease then you won it until you stop paying..........

carinaman

13,837 posts

116 months

Thursday
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untakenname said:
He says it's a £40k car but looking on auto trader for a very low milage model a year newer it's half what he thinks it's worth.
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

Lots of people (especially M4 owners) think their car is worth a lot more than the going market rate.
If I'd previously heard of a VW Arteon I'd forgotten it. I called it a Passat Coupe in the other thread.

FWIW

1,104 posts

41 months

Thursday
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carinaman said:
If I'd previously heard of a VW Arteon I'd forgotten it. I called it a Passat Coupe in the other thread.
Big rock that you've been hiding under?