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Undertaking by default

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,928 ✭✭✭furiousox


    The M1 is appalling for this.

    A row of cars sitting in the overtaking lane while the left lane is empty.

    I regularly "undertake" 6/8/10 cars then indicate right into the overtaking lane.

    You look in your mirror and not one of the idiots has moved into the left lane.

    I think the most I ever passed (undertook) was 16 cars!

    I'll probably get criticism but I'm not boasting, it happens on a daily basis and its infuriating.

    What you also have to realise is some of those drivers wouldn't move into the left lane even if an emergency vehicle with blue flashing lights was behind them!

    The mornings are a joke too with the concertina of brake lights all down the motorway.

    Really looking forward to going back to work tomorrow 😆

    Post edited by furiousox on

    CPL 593H



  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 39,136 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle


    There is no slow lane on a motorway! This perception is IMO part of the issue!



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,928 ✭✭✭furiousox


    Ok, I've edited my post.

    The issue remains.

    Rows of cars sitting in the overtaking lane while the left lane is empty.

    CPL 593H



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,192 ✭✭✭highdef


    I never overtake on the left on a motorway. If I'm driving along at the limit (which I always am if conditions allow as I don't like to dawdle) and I come up alongside a slower driver in the overtaking lane, I'll show down, indicate right and pull into the overtaking lane behind the slow vehicle. I'll then indicate right again whilst in the overtaking lane, leave it on, wait several seconds for a reaction to my signal of intent. If no reaction, I'll give two short flashes of the full beams to try alert the driver that I'm behind them and indicating to the right, showing my intent that I wish to pass. If this fails, a few more flashes, all the while indicating right.

    Still no luck, I'll sound the horn, both to try garner attention but also to alert the driver of the hazard behind them which they seem to be unaware of. If they've not been perceptive of my indicating and flashing behind in an effort to get their attention, the use of the horn is more than warranted as I'd consider it necessary to try notify the driver that there's a vehicle/hazard behind them.

    If still no reaction, I'll pull back into the driving lane and remain at the same speed as the overtaking lane driver however I'll be slightly behind them, in case they eventually figure out that they're in the incorrect lane and wish to pull back into the driving lane.

    At no point will I tailgate (2 second/4 second rule always applies when I drive). I don't get wound up about it either. If I can't pass after my several steps, I won't pass. I'll still live to see another day.

    PS, I work in engineering, I'm not an undertaker.



  • Registered Users Posts: 246 ✭✭User142



    Gardaí pulling people over for "making progress".



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,192 ✭✭✭highdef


    Good to see but I would've thought that they would have used the correct terminology of "overtaking on the left" as undertaking has absolutely feck all to do what is being reported in the Twitter post.



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