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    Default Trotters!

    Expect the Unexpected...

    Odd happening near Bishop Auckland yesterday. My 'pet' hate of trotters, once again (horse and trap) involved. Single carriage way section of the A688 but, this time the trotter had an escort vehicle. Except the idiot driver didnt bother with hazard lights so a LONG queue of traffic formed behind the 10 mph party, with no-one knowing if the trailing vehicle was going to pull out to overtake or not.
    I can only imagine someone must of passed too close to the trotter or they simply decided they were entitled to ALL the road so, the following vehicle decided to pull out over the on-coming traffic lane to stop ALL vehicle movements - totally deranged in my opinion.

    I hope this is MUCH less of an occurrence in Scotland than it appears to be here?

    Extra care needed around trotters and gypsies!!!

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    In my 30 odd years living in Scotland never seen this on the road - maybe just lucky, seen them at the track and training in fields but not on the road.
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    Rule 169

    Do not hold up a long queue of traffic, especially if you are driving a large or slow-moving vehicle. Check your mirrors frequently, and if necessary, pull in where it is safe and let traffic pass.

    I hate it when you have the caravan at the front of the queue and they are blissfully unaware of the trouble they cause.
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    I had something similar last year with a car following a group of cyclists. The car positioned himself in the middle the road so that nothing could pass him, nor the cyclists. This was on a mile long straight between Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie.
    He hadn't taken motorcyclists into account though

    Old enough to know better, young enough not to care

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTimNiceBut View Post
    I hate it when you have the caravan at the front of the queue and they are blissfully unaware of the trouble they cause.
    When I'm on the bike, I look forward to encountering this sort of situation. Think of the long, empty road ahead of the caravan. Bliss!

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