mike

@mike

active 4 months ago
  • mike posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    “I assume forwarding onto the minor road, going past your house before reversing onto your drive isn’t an option.”

    There’s not enough room to swing into my drive if I do that – the side road has an enormous hedge that gets in the way.

    Freeflyer – that’s more or less my plan. I just can’t imagine he doesn’t know what I’m about to do (he’s seen…[Read more]

  • mike posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Cheers, all. This is interesting – I had seen the situation as me being in the middle of a manouevre and him being utterly in the wrong for getting in the way of it (in exactly the same vein as the driver who pulls up to your bumper when you’re parallel reversing into a space). But it does seem others are seeing it as more nuanced than that.…[Read more]

  • mike posted an update 4 months ago

    Who has right of way..? There is one (very quiet) ‘main’ road onto the estate I live on. My house is the first one you come to on a one-car-wide side road off to the right of the main road – a side road which is also the access road for parking for several other houses and flats. My driveway is off this side road.

    By far the easiest way for me…[Read more]

    • isac replied 4 months ago

      I believe the insurer would normally blame the reversing driver in any incident where one driver was reversing and the other not. Definitely on anything you might describe as a main road, but perhaps not always in a car park. I’ve always seen reversing as one of those things where the onus is on you to make sure there’s no-one else about or in…[Read more]

      • “I go past the space, then pull up next to the next parked car, indicate left, and pop it in reverse.”

        Get your indicator on before you stop. No wonder people aren’t leaving you enough space to reverse in, they don’t know your intentions until it’s too late πŸ˜‰

    • I await informed replies eagerly.

      I either reverse from a main road on to my drive, or reverse from my drive on to a main road.

      Not having a death wish, I reverse from the road to my drive and then leave forwards. However the summer organ donor season looms and a lot of bikes will be doing 2x the village speed limit soon. I’m convinced i…[Read more]

    • Do you really want to get into a neighbour dispute with him? Neighbour disputes can get ugly, and at worst could affect the sale of your property at some future date.

      As the question of “right of way” sounds a bit grey to me, I’d be inclined to accept that as a driver he appears to be an inconsiderate wanker and just accept that he’s going to do…[Read more]

    • Sounds like he is driving inconsiderately, but equally so are you and therefore the potential collision (it usually takes two to tango.) In my view, reversing without looking properly puts you more at fault.

      If you have someone behind you in that situation, you should pull over at the side of the main access road just past your junction, let…[Read more]

    • Either

      1. Reverse more slowly so there’s no chance of reversing into them

      or

      2. when you do your swing to the right and then back left, don’t leave enough gap to enable someone to jump into it

      Personally, life is short and 1 is simple.

    • mike replied 4 months ago

      Cheers, all. This is interesting – I had seen the situation as me being in the middle of a manouevre and him being utterly in the wrong for getting in the way of it (in exactly the same vein as the driver who pulls up to your bumper when you’re parallel reversing into a space). But it does seem others are seeing it as more nuanced than that.…[Read more]

    • My understanding is that you should always reverse into the more minor road. I assume forwarding onto the minor road, going past your house before reversing onto your drive isn’t an option.

      Difficult to visualize the road layout from your description but how about switching your hazard lights on before you start reversing so make it extra clear…[Read more]

      • mike replied 4 months ago

        “I assume forwarding onto the minor road, going past your house before reversing onto your drive isn’t an option.”

        There’s not enough room to swing into my drive if I do that – the side road has an enormous hedge that gets in the way.

        Freeflyer – that’s more or less my plan. I just can’t imagine he doesn’t know what I’m about to do (he’s seen…[Read more]

    • Wrt insurance, unless there’s a clear winner they seem to do 50-50. For example this happened to me when I was reversing out of a slow queue at the M6 toll, another driver was cutting across the queues with similar intentions and there was a mini-bump. The other party was not impressed at the 50-50 decision as he assumed like other posters here…[Read more]

    • nev replied 4 months ago

      Personally speaking when reversing in the kind of situation that you describe I’ve always viewed it as my responsibility to give way in order to complete the manoeuvre safely.

      I would generally achieve this by pulling over to the left to allow the vehicle behind to pass before I hit reverse.

    • I have to do a similar manouver to reverse into our drive. Our street is already limited to 20 so I slow right down, indicate left briefly then steer across to the right. Some drivers are so impatient that they are already lining up to pass me on the right, some even dive to the left to try to nip past behind me. It’s all about stopping them then…[Read more]

  • mike posted an update in the group Group logo of BrexitBrexit 4 months ago

    Surely all those blue signs proclaiming ‘funded by the EU’ should also say ‘with money donated by the UK’?

    • Why? It’s funded, as it says, by the EU. That is the EU that has massively expanded the economies of all countries in Europe over the last 30+ years by opening trade and opportunities. Viewing it as a zero-sum, money in, money out game, is woefully wrong-headed.

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  • mike posted a new activity comment 5 months, 1 week ago

    I wonder if those of you who drink a lot of Coke have ever dropped a coin into a glass of coke and left it for a short time, or used Coke to clean your lavatories. Just think, if it has that effect on metal/porcelain, what kind of effect will it have on your internal organs!

    • Yes, but I’m a hopeless addict πŸ™

    • As a species we do all sorts of destructive things to our bodies – when I was a smoker I was incredibly aware of how dangerous it was as a habit not just to me, but addictions and habits are things that are very difficult to curb. The soda stream was something I purchased to try and curtail my Diet Coke intake and it’s worked to a degree as I…[Read more]

    • I know I should be ashamed of myself for drinking Diet Coke and that I should probably be even more ashamed for admitting to it publicly. Is this possibly the last remaining taboo in our society?

      However, in my defence I should probably say that I’m a lifelong non smoker, tee total, don’t use recreational drugs or engage in risky sexual…[Read more]

  • mike posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Seems an odd question. You might as well ask why is it so hard to breathe underwater or why is Andromeda so far away.

    It’s not hard, or easy, it’s exactly as you would expect.

  • mike posted a new activity comment 2 years, 4 months ago

    I hate it when that happens… thats why I ended up hosting my own email on my own domain instead… but you have to be careful that you make sure your hosting is super secure as you do not want to get hacked because if you do then the hacker will have access to all your emails.