Get an HID dipped beam and accelerate as you approach so it flicks up, mine apparantly looks a bit blue and the general muppet population associate that with a police car or bike so move over despite the fact I’m most definately not plod and the bike is as green as they get . . . the odd one who doesn’t is easily undertaken :w00t:
I dont know if it was my bike being white and blue.
But I was sitting in traffic at Tottenham hale being blocked in when i saw a bloke on his phone not letting me through so I bibbed him and getsured to his phone and he quickly Put It away looking rather scared lol
This is really weird because this week I’ve been up and down the motorways alot, I noticed and commented on it, that more people seemed to be staying left. Yesterday was the first time during the day that I’ve seen the fast lane empty on the M25 and M40…thanks people it gave me open space to keep flowing with the bike
I’ve also noticed the big warning/information signs are also telling you to ‘Keep left unless you are over taking’. Seems to me more people are taking notice but there’s no helping the twats on mobiles who potter along without a care in the world to what’s going on around them.
I’m on the motorways quite a bit, I drive from Telford (in Shropshire) to Eastbourne (East Sussex) to visit my dad once every month or two, usually stopping to visit a friend in Greenwich. Last Tuesday when I was coming up the M40 on my way home the outside lane was mostly empty, people were actually only using it to overtake, I was very impressed
I’ve also noticed that people tend to move over for bikers when they see someone else do it first. Seeing a car move over seems to make more sense to them perhaps and is easier to see aswell I suppose, but I’ve seen enough people purposefully block em in when stuck in traffic. I’ve on multiple occasions been tempted to get out of my car and slap 'em.
Do remember to give a wave/nod/shake of your leg/other gesture if you can to say thanks if someone moves over for ya. It’s always nice to be polite to the few of us that aren’t completely brain dead
I sit in the fast lane of a 40mph triple carrigeway…and I do 40mph. I’m only on there for a short period, and people do up to 70 on that stretch, and I don’t fancy changing lanes into that. For me, 30 means 30, 40 means 40, 50 means 50 and a white circle with a line through it means whatever the hell you want just don’t get caught.
I’m not going to speed; there’s cameras and police all over the place and I can’t afford more points.
I would like to feel that 40 is fast enough in a 40 zone; if I was on it for ages I’d be in the slow lane but I’m only on it for a mile. When people flash at me, I really want to just point out the speed limit.
You don’t really gain any time speeding in London; I get loads of riders (and drivers) who I pull away from at the lights, but whereas I accelarate up to 30, they go to 40 (in a built up 30 zone); its dangerous, and anyway I nearly always get them again at the next set of lights. Its not worth the risk.
I agree on motorways it annoys the sh** out of me, I like to travel at between 80 and 100, but in a 30 or 40 zone speeding just isn’t worth it.