Motorway sign 'oncoming vehicle': what does it mean?
^^^this. Slow down a bit (but keep with the “flow”), make sure you are not next to another car to either your left or right (you should always be in your “bubble” anyway), and back right off the vehicle ahead to give you time to react. Last thing you need is the van ahead you are tailgating to suddenly swerve out of the way and leave you facing an oncoming car!
Drivers natural reactions is to automatically swerve to the left to avoid something, because that is the “correct” side of the road. Be prepared to go right if necessary!!
The other absolutely safe action is toPosted 5 years ago
stoptailgate a massive HGV…….. 😉gravity-slaveMember
I was coming back from the premier of Between the Tapes in Birmingham a few years ago. 3am, 3 drunk sleepy people in the car. Going fast in the middle lane of the M1.
All of a sudden I saw something, our car jumped sideways and everyone woke up saying “What was that?”
Next thing, all the signs light up ‘Oncoming vehicle’.
Said oncoming vehicle was in our carriageway, fast lane and had passed us at a closing speed of somewhere around 180ish about 6 inches away – the air pressure gave us the jolt.
Terrifying!Posted 5 years agogravity-slaveMember
Surely they would just try and stop traffic by closing all lanes?
The signs we saw were accompanied by the speedlimit flashing and rapidly falling – 60, 50, 40, 30 – as we headed towards the sign.
I did wonder how they’d stop the car – imagine the logistics of trying to get ahead of a car speeding at 90mph in the wrong direction to close the road.Posted 5 years ago
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