When a driver flashes another driver out of a side road…..

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  • hora
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    Donk side of the road ready to cross.

    You wouldn’t do it if there were cars behind/following you.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    filtering on the right can be just as bad, watchout for bored drivers suddenly doing u-turns

    Or seeing a side road on the right and cutting off down it to try and avoid traffic. However the benefit of filtering down the right (which is what I normally do) is you can see the staggeringly high number of drivers texting, tweeting and updating Facebook. It seems to be the done thing now. Oh it’s a queue of traffic, not going anywhere for 30 seconds, I’ll just text. 🙄

    sbob
    Member

    Calling it “filtering” does not make overtaking at a junction any less dangerous.
    💡

    jools182
    Member

    I always find it annoying when the flow of main road traffic gets stopped due to this

    More often than not there is a clear road after 2 or 3 cars have passed the junction anyway

    It just seems to cause problems

    Neil F
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    jameso – Member
    who’s in the wrong?
    The guy pulling out.

    Also the guy flashing someone out, according to a friend after his advanced drivers test if I remember correctly – by doing so you take some responsibility to say the way is clear and in a resulting accident you may held liable.
    Anyone know if this is right?

    The guy flashing someone out isn’t at fault, the guy pulling out is always at fault. No court would hold the flasher in any way responsible whatsoever. Either your friend is wrong, or you haven’t remembered correctly. 😉

    Premier Icon miketually
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    This morning, a van which was half-way through overtaking me on my bike, stopped and flashed some pedestrians over the road. Thankfully, I’d seen them and realised what he was doing. From the pedestrians’ position, they couldn’t see me at all.

    sbob
    Member

    No court would hold the flasher in any way responsible whatsoever.

    Maybe not in this country, but I have heard differently from across the Atlantic.

    brakes
    Member

    interesting thread, I consider myself a courteous driver and often let people out – maybe I’ll stop doing this by flashing at them and let them make their own minds up…

    project
    Member

    google,”flash for cash” where a driver flashes another driver out and continues to drive straight on, its very difficult for the flashed driver to prove they got flashed accross, so dont do it.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23717575

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