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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:54 pm 
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This isn't taxi-specific, which would add a few more.

http://automotiveblog.co.uk/2020/10/top ... t-driving/


Top 50 most stressful things about being in a car

Driving in the snow

Driving in an unknown area

Driving in the rain

Tailgaters

Hitting a pothole

Driving in the fog

Driving in the dark

Feeling like a large vehicle e.g. lorry/bus is too close to your car

Getting a warning light

Finding a parking space

Driving down narrow country lanes

Driving with the fuel light on

Having to reverse in a narrow road with cars either side

Parallel parking

Merging onto a motorway

Hesitating about overtaking a cyclist

Blind corners

Being watched by other people when trying to park

Sitting in traffic

Missing a motorway exit and having to drive all the way back around

Having to change lanes in peak time

Fear of people going into the back of you

Mastering a three lane roundabout

Leaving the motorway at the wrong junction

Being the driver for passengers you’re not very familiar with e.g. colleagues

Sunday drivers

Back seat drivers

Doing a hill start

Driving while your passengers are being loud

Reversing out of a parking space

Worrying about getting a flat tyre

Hitting a car when parking

Navigating a double roundabout

Defrosting the car

Pulling out around a bus at a bus stop

Driving with a child in the car

Taking over another vehicle on a motorway

Rubber necking

Being in a car with your partner

Pulling out to join a roundabout

Box junctions

Driving somewhere with no signal

Hitting a parked car when driving past it

Remembering which side of the car the petrol cap is on

Changing gear while driving up a hill

Being in the wrong gear

Driving with a pet in the car

Not knowing how to fully work the lights

Mini roundabouts

Not knowing how to fully turn on the wipers


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:56 pm 
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Being the driver for passengers you’re not very familiar with e.g. colleagues

Driving while your passengers are being loud

Obviously cab driving can be worse for many things on the list, but these two in particular spring to mind.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:24 pm 
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A lot of those I don't find too stressful but Two not on the list

Cars pulling out to overtake parked vehicles when you are coming the other way

pedestrians walking across a pedestrian crossing as the lights turn green for the cars

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:27 pm 
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Cyclists running red lights and not having lights on their cycle. nor a bell to warn unsuspecting pedestrians or others they are flying up behind them.

E scooter riders who think they do not have to abide by the highway code.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:57 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:13 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:06 am 
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StuartW wrote:
Taking over another vehicle on a motorway


Can't stand this statement. My Wife says it.

"Taking Over" or "Take over" would be to Hijack or to take command of the other vehicle.

The correct term is "Overtake".

I realise that StuartW is not the author of the offending statement.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:00 am 
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Chris the Fish wrote:
StuartW wrote:
Taking over another vehicle on a motorway


Can't stand this statement. My Wife says it.

"Taking Over" or "Take over" would be to Hijack or to take command of the other vehicle.

The correct term is "Overtake".

I realise that StuartW is not the author of the offending statement.

Indeed, I'd noticed that, and in fact I changed the similar one about cyclists.

From:
Hesitating about taking over a cyclist

To:
Hesitating about overtaking a cyclist


Should have also changed the one you highlighted.


Another ambiguous one is:

Driving somewhere with no signal

For a second I thought this was something to do with signals/indicators not working, but of course it's a mobile phone signal :-s

Which is obviously quite a modern source of driving stress, but funnily enough there's nothing about the older-fashioned type of signal/indicating [-(


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:47 pm 
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Hesitating about overtaking a cyclist


yes that was very stressful today happened to me 3 times and on one of those the car decided to overtake very slowly by going past at only 1 MPH more than the cyclists speed :twisted:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:17 pm 
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My worst one is having to wait to overtake a slow vehicle because the cars from behind overtake you and the slow vehicle.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:30 am 
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People who drive in lane 2 of a 3 lane motorway when lane 1 is empty. Lane blocking/hogging the road/whatever you want to call it. Mostly done by cab drivers late at night for some reason. Remember people, we drive on the left in the UK EXCEPT when overtaking.

Cyclists who don't use lights at night.

Cyclists who disobey traffic signals.

Cyclists who don't wear light clothing or reflective clothing at night.

Uber drivers who haven't got a clue where they're going.

And the slow overtake, usually done by the aforementioned in lane 3 when lane 2 is blocked and lane 1 is empty. I tend to continue in lane 1 regardless providing it is safe to do so. And it's legal. :)


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Mostly done by cab drivers late at night for some reason.

Because they are f***ed and need the space either side.

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Mostly done by cab drivers late at night for some reason


In my experience it's usually PH and UBER

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:39 am 
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Sussex wrote:
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Mostly done by cab drivers late at night for some reason.

Because they are f***ed and need the space either side.
they hve a hard shoulder one side and another 2 lanes the other side. 8)


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Driving at 20mph,for long periods due to spaces for people, when the council just make it up


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