Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Motorway Madness



Every couple of weeks I have to do a 6 hour round journey on the motorway, luckily I am not the driver but I get to "enjoy" the trip from the front passenger seat and trust me, it is enough to put me off learning how to drive and driving on the motorway, COMPLETELY.


My first thought, whenever we get on the motorway is, WHY IS EVERYONE SO ANGRY. I can pretty much guarantee that every time we make the journey, there will be someone who either cuts us up BADLY, pulls across the lanes without looking, (Even I know it goes, mirror, signal, manoeuvre) or creates road rage incidents that leave me shaking with fear.

By the way, the driver of the car I am in, is a good driver. He's not too fast, not too slow, doesn't hog the overtaking lane, (KNOWS it is an overtaking lane) and moves across to the middle lane when cars are coming onto the motorway, a polite, considerate driver. Other cars? Not so much.

And after doing this journey for nearly two years, I have come to the conclusion that the main culprit of the "road rage" incident is the Audi.

I would honestly say that at least 7 times out of 10, any incident will involve an Audi, driven by a middle age man, this is MY experience. Now I am not saying that ALL Audi drivers are reckless idiots who feel so inferior in their life that they feel that the only time they get to wield power over others is when they are behind the wheel, but it seems that a lot of them are.

They have to go fast. Are you doing the speed limit? NOPE, IT IS NOT ENOUGH, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY, I AM COMING THROUGH WITH MY AUDI. WATCH MY REAR LIGHTS AS I ZOOM AWAY FROM YOU.


I just don't get it, WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY, drivers? Why do you not want to get to your destination in one piece? Why do you not want ME to get to my destination in one piece?

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the long drive and "people watching" as we go down the Motorway. I have seen some STRANGE things while being on the motorway, (Why are there lots of bottles of apple juice discarded at the side of the road, anyway?) but i'm always slightly worried about angry drivers.

Does anyone else drive regularly on the motorway? Do you find that you experience "angry drivers"? Audis or otherwise? You may find that it's another type of car that you find always gives you grief, I would love to hear your stories.


And Audi drivers, I would love to hear from you too, I KNOW there are some good ones out there, what do you think about the reputation of the Audi driver?



Let me know.


Big Fashionista x x x


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5 comments

  1. I've never noticed one particular make of car seems to make more daft manoeuvres, though Land Rovers and Range Rovers don't appear to come with indicators.

    Driving on the Motorway is stressful, and I do feel like it should be part of your driving test, because the standards of driving are poor in comparison to other roads.

    I live in the Midlands, where they have those ridiculous Mananged Motorways, and despite the stupid speed restrictions I always follow the speed limit on them, and other people seem to get really frustrated by that.

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  2. My OH is an HGV driver (Yeah, OK, he has a motorbike and we have a caravan too - so we hit almost every "hated driver" list! ;-) ) He'd agree entirely, but add BMW and Mercedes drivers to your list. He swears he saw a Mercedes using indicators last week... We don't believe him because he didn't have photographic evidence. His pet hate is drivers who think they have right of way coming onto the motorway; strolling down the slipway at 45 mph and juts pulling onto the carriageway. Do you know how long it takes a 44 tonne truck to stop? Eventually is his answer. Too many variables such a what the load is, and how it's loaded... :-(
    Oh! And bottles of Apple Juice? Not apple juice, but you don't want to know........
    Jude.x

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  3. Definitely Audi drivers in my experience too - followed by BMWs and Mercs - then anything bigger than my car... like they own the road or something! There is so much anger on British roads in general, not just on the motorways. So many rude, inconsiderate, non-indicating, non-letting you pull out, non-thanking angry drivers! I am not one of them *halo*

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  4. I'm an Audi driver Kellie.. I'm pretty good and calm... Honest.. For me it always seems like BMW and Mercs who cut me up and forget they have things called indicators

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  5. My step-dad, an ex police officer, was an Audi driver for years. One day he drove over a row of boulders at the side of the road in his newly serviced Audi...! Other than that he was a good driver in his Audi years!

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