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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 26-06-2015, 20:02
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I don't think it is a joke

But some of us can afford to trundle

We have time

Some can't

My kids need to get on with it

They have to get back to work

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Why is 54 important to the OP? Why not 56 along with the lorries?
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I think on a motorway you may as well go as fast as possible. Ive tried staying at 55 and its impossible. It feels so slow you inevitably creep up to 65 - 70. I do try and avoid them in the van though but that dreadful trip down to Dover is always in the way and there is no way Im doing it at 54 mph although I Could have jogged back home from the south up the M1 this evening faster than the traffic.


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As an ex white van man courier I am in no rush these days, speed kills so kill your speed, arrive whenever you arrive, enjoy the journey, use motorways, they do go through some beautiful countryside, slow down and snatch a glance now and then, treat a hold up as a bonus, time to look around, assuming you're not one of the last minute types, everything done in a rush, no enjoyment and worse because of it.
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...Ive tried staying at 55 and its impossible. It feels so slow you inevitably creep up to 65 - 70....


The first thing I got fitted to my last MH was cruise control (with 2 presets which I set to 55 and 50).


Luckily the new one has CC so no creeping for me


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Why is 54 important to the OP? Why not 56 along with the lorries?
I think that was the point the OP was making, he was complaining about another driver going too slowly.
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If the vehicle in front is going to slow for your liking overtake them,simple.
On the motorway I average 60-70mph never have a problem with someone going to slow,just overtake them.
Enjoying the journey at a sedate speed is not a crime,just part of the experience.
I find if I go any faster I seem to experience turbulence from the faster vehicles passing which makes my vehicle swerve around and makes the journey less enjoyable as I am fighting to keep control of my vehicle.
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I was complaining about 54mph specifically. Lorries, like myself, can only do 56mph maximum so some bozo doing 54mph when they can do any speed they like above or below that, is really annoying and are obviously unaware of the vehicles around them. Trying to over take a M/H at that differential takes a while especially annoying is when they then speed up again because they have finished looking at the hedgerows or some such. All I ask is some consideration for lorry drivers that have a driving time limit to cope with as well.
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I was complaining about 54mph specifically. Lorries, like myself, can only do 56mph maximum so some bozo doing 54mph when they can do any speed they like above or below that, is really annoying and are obviously unaware of the vehicles around them. Trying to over take a M/H at that differential takes a while especially annoying is when they then speed up again because they have finished looking at the hedgerows or some such. All I ask is some consideration for lorry drivers that have a driving time limit to cope with as well.
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I hadn't realised you were driving a lorry in the OP and just assumed you would have easily been able to overtake the "bozo".... Unlike when I get stuck behind a lorry in the outside lane of a two lane motorway and doing 56.00 mph, taking turns with his mate from the same company, who is doing 55.99 mph in the inside lane.

I might think a few choice names for them, but won't allow anger in to the equation as that is their choice as professional drivers
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