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#1 Posted : 03 December 2018 09:44:04(UTC)
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Hello Everyone

Just joined after owning my uk reg 99 plate mk2 1.6 in grace green for five years.

Could i ask for other members comments on their experience of this rather strange phenomenon that i seem to encounter regularly and seemed to start when i began driving an MX5.

Following another car on a lovely dry warm day when suddenly the driver of the car ahead decides you need showering and proceeds to continually drench his screen and once or twice ive even had them activate the rear screen washer in unison.

What's your experience of this ? is it common or is there more moronic types living in my neck of the woods than elsewhere.

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#2 Posted : 03 December 2018 09:51:40(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: JoeB Go to Quoted Post

 

Could i ask for other members comments ....when suddenly the driver of the car ahead decides you need showering and proceeds to continually drench his screen and once or twice ive even had them activate the rear screen washer in unison.

What's your experience of this ? 

I'm sure we've all been the recipients of this.  I prefer it to chippings flying out of their tyre treads.

I'm also a donor sometimes when I perceive that the car behind is following too closely

 

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#3 Posted : 03 December 2018 10:18:27(UTC)
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Of course he could be just clearing crud off his screen.

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#4 Posted : 03 December 2018 11:35:34(UTC)
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I've been in both camps I've given and recieved...and yes I did and they do it on purpose...

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#5 Posted : 03 December 2018 12:08:49(UTC)
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Just guessing...after 1.4 million miles over 45 years and 15 years of 5 ownership....but these darn screen scooters are reputed to stop the driver going blind and killing self/others/ cats/dogs/ and even passing politicians, who you will notice I put last in line.

Allegedly.

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#6 Posted : 03 December 2018 13:01:20(UTC)
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It's the tractors coming back on to the road off a freshly ploughed field I worry about, been there and kept well back a few times.

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#7 Posted : 03 December 2018 13:47:50(UTC)
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A specifically adjusted left hand passenger side jet can be an excellent deterrent to cyclists who overtake on the inside................ Allegedly.

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#8 Posted : 03 December 2018 17:13:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roadie Go to Quoted Post

A specifically adjusted left hand passenger side jet can be an excellent deterrent to cyclists who overtake on the inside................ Allegedly.

What??!!   Why would you do that?

It's a cyclist's prerogative to pass you on the inside if safe to do so.  And you enjoy driving with half-smeary windscreen?  Idiotic.

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#9 Posted : 03 December 2018 17:51:38(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roadie Go to Quoted Post

A specifically adjusted left hand passenger side jet can be an excellent deterrent to cyclists who overtake on the inside................ Allegedly.

Not very clever!

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#10 Posted : 03 December 2018 19:07:27(UTC)
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My washers are adjusted properly and I've never done it myself. But I did once know somebody who did this trick.

Might be perfectly acceptable for a cyclist to overtake on the inside if safe but many do it regardless of safety.

Around ten years ago I saw an incident where a cyclist had ridden up the inside of an HGV at traffic lights. When moving off the wheels of the HGV crushed the cyclist. The sight of the cyclists face with staring eyes and the twisted body will stay with me forever. 

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#11 Posted : 03 December 2018 20:00:00(UTC)
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[quote=Roadie;759596

Around ten years ago I saw an incident where a cyclist had ridden up the inside of an HGV at traffic lights. When moving off the wheels of the HGV crushed the cyclist. The sight of the cyclists face with staring eyes and the twisted body will stay with me forever. 

[/quote]

Roadie, you have to live with a memory that I wouldn't wish on anyone.  I'm sure you regret your flippant remark.  I hope others will learn from this.

 

 

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#12 Posted : 03 December 2018 20:54:44(UTC)
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I'm not anti cyclist. I'm anti idiots. They come on foot, cycle, motorbikes, cars, lorries, buses and everything else. At least pedestrians and cyclist only put themselves at the most risk. I wouldn't say the image of that cyclist haunts me, I wasn't involved in the incident but came across the scene probably a minute or so after it happened. I'm sure the lorry driver must have been affected by it though. Still something I won't forget.

A couple of days ago I watched a gentleman on a mobility scooter crossing a pedestrian crossing while it was showing a red light. Today a motorcyclist overtook me at speed within the zigzags of a zebra crossing in a 30 limit adjacent to a T-junction. That's just two incidents of people with a death wish from this week. If they want to kill themselves that's fine with me but they might also take out an innocent person and probably traumatise others.

I'll admit I'm rocking the grumpy old man persona these days but whatever happened to common sense, consideration and manners.

Sorry, rant over.

 

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#13 Posted : 03 December 2018 22:32:28(UTC)
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I know we are going off topic but when i was a kid a pedestrian crossing was for pedestrians only and not for idiots who pedal up to and cross on their bikes, expecting me to stop and give way.

I an not anti cyclist as i used to do 200 miles a week an a push iron, but if i had to use a crossing i would always get off and push the bike across.
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