Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12356 Members
65 Forums
73368 Topics
990805 Posts
33 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
75 registered (4436789, 13 invisible), 1423 Guests and 267 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Rising crime? 871
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm Fun Day 6th August 645
Flood and storm warning 575
Clutch Problem 457
Granny Pods 456
Nigel and Jacob 318
Twister : Wirral Local Flooding 23/7/2017 312
Norman Thelwell -Artist 301
Police Cars South Wirral Direction 252
Insurance Scam AKA Why I Have A Dashcam 244
New General Forums
How kids play
by granny
22nd Jul 2017 12:40pm
Acid attacks plague London, Whats really going on
by snowhite
19th Jul 2017 11:47am
Granny Pods
by granny
17th Jul 2017 7:53pm
WASPI website, pension complaints templates 50's
by Longnails
15th Jul 2017 3:48pm
New Wirral History
Norman Thelwell -Artist
by granny
18th Jul 2017 10:19am
Tunnel Flyovers Part 1
by Norton
15th Jul 2017 5:40pm
Where was St Catherine/Catharine Street Higher Tra
by derekdwc
11th Jul 2017 10:19pm
QE2 Visit September 1995
by Norton
10th Jul 2017 10:33pm
Wilfred Owen
by Fireblade
7th Jul 2017 8:58pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Disney Magic
Topic Replies
Facebook problem
by Excoriator
24 minutes 45 seconds ago
Insurance Scam AKA Why I Have A Dashcam
by diggingdeeper
Today at 02:28 PM
Missing Cat. CH41
by RUDEBOX
Today at 12:10 PM
What song are you listening to?
by eggandchips
Today at 10:55 AM
Fitting a chandelier?
by cools
Today at 09:45 AM
Wild Alaska Live
by diggingdeeper
Today at 09:33 AM
13 mtr carbon pole wanted
by pacef8
Yesterday at 10:25 PM
Stolen 2 Storck Bikes Claughton Area
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:56 PM
Twister : Wirral Local Flooding 23/7/2017
by Greenwood
Yesterday at 05:29 PM
July
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm Fun Day 6th August
by RUDEBOX
18th Jul 2017 9:31pm
charity fundraiser
by Dilly
16th Jul 2017 6:47pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#701836 - 15th Jun 2012 12:12pm M53 drivers
Salmon Online   content

Forum Addict

Registered: 8th Oct 2011
Posts: 1765
Loc: Wallasey
What is it about drivers on the M53 (particularly bad) that gives them the right to sit in the middle lane at 50-55 without a care in the world. This forces others to move into the outside lane or pass them on the inside whih could be considered illegal. Middle lane is for overtaking only same a the outside lane.
The sooner this starts being enforced the better
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...tailgating.html

Top
Google Ads
#701842 - 15th Jun 2012 12:32pm Re: M53 drivers [Re: Salmon]
Wiggi77 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 2nd Oct 2010
Posts: 376
Loc: Liscard
I'd say I was quite laid back and things don't get to me but this really pisses me off. You see people coming on at the junction and just indicate out into the middle lane even though there is nothing in lane one. Personally I cut them up, I know I'm probably worse doing it but it does my head in!

Top
#701843 - 15th Jun 2012 12:43pm Re: M53 drivers [Re: Wiggi77]
pegsgirl Offline
Addict

Registered: 29th Oct 2011
Posts: 235
Loc: wirral
Oh dont start me off about middle lane drivers. They drive me mad!! Excuse the pun. I questioned someone once about it and asked why they do it and was told. Quote! Because im doing 60 and feel safer. not having to swap and change lanes.un quote,.They are a bloody danger on motorway. I still believe motorway driving should be incorporated in driving lessons.

Top
#701844 - 15th Jun 2012 12:48pm Re: M53 drivers [Re: Salmon]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


They instantly convert a 3 lane motorway into a 2 lane one. Thanks a lot you arrogant thickos !! Fizz Fizz....

Top
#701846 - 15th Jun 2012 1:04pm Re: M53 drivers [Re: Salmon]
Toffeenose Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 16th Aug 2010
Posts: 372
Loc: Wallasey
I dont want to kick it off , but , as i work in E Port , i go up and down the M53 twice a day , and can safely say , the overwhelming majority of middle lane driver are women.

Top
#701847 - 15th Jun 2012 1:05pm Re: M53 drivers [Re: Salmon]
Userpam82 Offline
Member

Registered: 24th May 2012
Posts: 61
Loc: Wirral
I was behind somebody this morning in the middle lane he was doing 4omit my god it really annoyed me and I couldn't move over to the fast lane because there was no room to squeeze in I just don't no why they can't at least do the speed limit x

Top
#701848 - 15th Jun 2012 1:08pm Re: M53 drivers [Re: Salmon]
alann Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 22nd Aug 2011
Posts: 186
Loc: wallasey
Agree with all of you, middle lane is for OVERTAKING.......

Top
#701852 - 15th Jun 2012 2:12pm Re: M53 drivers [Re: alann]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
I agree that middle lane hoggers are very annoying. I have to say that the way they treat this in the USA works well. There, on a multi-lane highway, you simply choose the lane you want to be in, and stay there. You pass and are passed by traffic on both sides. Because everybody knows this, it works fine. Here, it wouldn't because we're just not expecting to be passed on the nearside so are probably not keeping a proper look-out. What isn't tolerated there, if spotted by the cops, is weaving from lane to lane to overtake. Incidentally here, passing on the nearside (undertaking), isn't an offence in itself but can often be classed as DWDCA.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#701904 - 15th Jun 2012 7:58pm Re: M53 drivers [Re: Toffeenose]
pegsgirl Offline
Addict

Registered: 29th Oct 2011
Posts: 235
Loc: wirral
Ooo toffee. I too go up and down m53 everyday and im a lady driver and an advanced driver too. The majority i see are older people. Male and female.

Top
#701942 - 15th Jun 2012 10:01pm Re: M53 drivers [Re: Salmon]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


Good for you pegsgirl in becoming an advanced driver! It's a great pity more folk don't. Everyone "thinks" they are a good driver. It's another thing to prove it to a steely-eyed Traffic Cop examiner !

Top
#701997 - 15th Jun 2012 11:19pm Re: M53 drivers [Re: ]
Clive Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 3rd Jul 2011
Posts: 2620
Loc: some where else
smile


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
motoway.jpg


_________________________
. . .

Top
#702010 - 16th Jun 2012 6:05am Re: M53 drivers [Re: Salmon]
MikeT Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Apr 2010
Posts: 563
Loc: Canary Islands
Originally Posted By: Salmon
What is it about drivers on the M53 (particularly bad) that gives them the right to sit in the middle lane at 50-55 without a care in the world.

Flash your lights once. Most of them get the hint and pull over. And yes, the majority of them are women, of all ages.

The overhead electronic signs do occasionally say "don't hog the middle lane", but nowhere near often enough.

Top
#702011 - 16th Jun 2012 7:20am Re: M53 drivers [Re: MikeT]
Salmon Online   content

Forum Addict

Registered: 8th Oct 2011
Posts: 1765
Loc: Wallasey
Not sure that many do respond sensibly to flashing lights. Last month driving down M40, I was in the inside lane doing 65ish with nothing in front and caught up with a guy in a Saab in the middle lane so clearly doing less than me. I pulled out to overtake him, flashed my lights and went past him then pulled back in to inside lane.Next thing he is right up my boot flashing like mad and blasting his horn. He stayed there for what seemed like ages then pulled back into middle lane and sat there at 60ish. I just let him get on with it, slowed doen till he was aaway with the wind then carried on as normal.Luckily it was a quiet stretch but scary.

Top
#702018 - 16th Jun 2012 9:06am Re: M53 drivers [Re: Salmon]
SirTankWelder Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 28th Aug 2011
Posts: 37
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: Salmon
Not sure that many do respond sensibly to flashing lights. Last month driving down M40, I was in the inside lane doing 65ish with nothing in front and caught up with a guy in a Saab in the middle lane so clearly doing less than me. I pulled out to overtake him, flashed my lights and went past him then pulled back in to inside lane.Next thing he is right up my boot flashing like mad and blasting his horn. He stayed there for what seemed like ages then pulled back into middle lane and sat there at 60ish. I just let him get on with it, slowed doen till he was aaway with the wind then carried on as normal.Luckily it was a quiet stretch but scary.


I would have done him on the inside ,just like i do with every other middle lane hogger.

Top
#702025 - 16th Jun 2012 10:07am Re: M53 drivers [Re: Salmon]
Cranky Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 5th Jul 2011
Posts: 28
Loc: wallasey
Middle lane hoggers drive me nuts too. If they can't use the motorway properly then they shouldn't be driving on it...

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Facebook problem
by geprgie260
Today at 01:48 PM
13 mtr carbon pole wanted
by pacef8
Yesterday at 10:25 PM
Fitting a chandelier?
by Gold_Moon
Yesterday at 09:37 PM
Stolen 2 Storck Bikes Claughton Area
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:56 PM
Dashcam Falling Off
by Moonstar
Yesterday at 02:39 PM
For Sale & Free
In car DVD
by monsterz4
22nd Jul 2017 4:26pm
XBox One Games
by rhoobarb2002
19th Jul 2017 11:02am
Gardener Oxton Area
by Guzzler
18th Jul 2017 7:46pm
High end gaming pc
by brady
16th Jul 2017 6:36pm
Spanners and hand tools
by anniebo28
16th Jul 2017 3:36pm
Featured Member
Registered: 18th Mar 2017
Posts: 3
Newest Members
JohnMerick, JohnD_, Trulyscrumpcious, Mrsilent, Drew67
12356 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Facebook problem
by geprgie260
Today at 01:48 PM
Fitting a chandelier?
by Gold_Moon
Yesterday at 09:37 PM
Looking for Joyce Randles and family
by Gibbo
20th Jul 2017 1:10pm
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm Fun Day 6th August
by Greenwood
17th Jul 2017 10:11pm
Broken lawnmower
by cools
17th Jul 2017 11:42am
News : New Topics
Stolen 2 Storck Bikes Claughton Area
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:56 PM
Twister : Wirral Local Flooding 23/7/2017
by Mark
Yesterday at 08:39 AM
Insurance Scam AKA Why I Have A Dashcam
by diggingdeeper
21st Jul 2017 3:29pm
Rising crime?
by Excoriator
21st Jul 2017 12:34am
Nigel and Jacob
by granny
20th Jul 2017 11:54am
New Enthusiast Forums
13 mtr carbon pole wanted
by pacef8
Yesterday at 10:25 PM
Dashcam Falling Off
by Moonstar
Yesterday at 02:39 PM
Wild Alaska Live
by cools
Yesterday at 02:09 PM
Tow Bar Tow Poles
by fish5133
22nd Jul 2017 8:45pm
Missing Cat. CH41
by RUDEBOX
20th Jul 2017 2:16pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Fitting a chandelier? 103
Stolen 2 Storck Bikes Claughton Area 49
13 mtr carbon pole wanted 44
Facebook problem 40
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 5:16am
Sunset Mon 9:21pm
Local Time Mon 3:53pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .