Hard Shoulder

Old Feb 12th 2009, 9:03 am
  #1  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Millsyisland's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 897
Millsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond reputeMillsyisland has a reputation beyond repute
Default Hard Shoulder

I was obviously taught wrong, but when I learned to drive, and from experience in the UK, I always though that the hard shoulder was an emergency lane, for breakdowns or emergency vehicles to use.

Of course this is not the case, it's actually an additional lane that can be used when traffic is heavy or blocked in the other lanes, and you're obviously in too much of a hurry to wait in the traffic like everyone else.

It helps if you drive a Land Cruiser or Nissan Patrol too.
Millsyisland is offline  
Old Feb 12th 2009, 9:14 am
  #2  
Banned
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 1,936
Beard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hard Shoulder

maybe they are undercover local policemen lol
Beard Man is offline  
Old Feb 12th 2009, 9:16 am
  #3  
**** it we'll do it live
 
shiva's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Dubai
Posts: 7,892
shiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hard Shoulder

please dont forget that this lane is to be used as a pick up or drop off point for minibuses echos and sunnys, indicating is not required for said collections or deliveries.

The lane may also be used occasionally as a picnic spot, prayer room, spitting spot or as a rest stop
n.b. if used as a rest stop it is mandatory to leave all your crap behind

please note: In sharjah this is in fact the 3rd, 4th, 5th or even 6th lane officially
shiva is offline  
Old Feb 12th 2009, 9:19 am
  #4  
hmmmm...nice
 
MataHari's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 27,920
MataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hard Shoulder

as a non English person, I've always found that a bit of a strange term...hard shoulder...
MataHari is offline  
Old Feb 12th 2009, 9:30 am
  #5  
100% British Beef
 
Bison's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: In A Field
Posts: 1,102
Bison has a reputation beyond reputeBison has a reputation beyond reputeBison has a reputation beyond reputeBison has a reputation beyond reputeBison has a reputation beyond reputeBison has a reputation beyond reputeBison has a reputation beyond reputeBison has a reputation beyond reputeBison has a reputation beyond reputeBison has a reputation beyond reputeBison has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hard Shoulder

maybe they are undercover local policemen lol
Even if they are, surely they should be setting an example to the rest of the uneducated road users who will see this and copy it?

In the UK the police only use these lanes in emergencies, generally if the roads are impassable.

I have witnessed police vehicles here driving like idiots, under-taking cars, putting their sirens and lights on just because they want to get to the doughnut shop more quickly, they obviously aren't trained to a very high standard.

They need to start setting an expample to those who are less driver savvy in my opinion.
Bison is offline  
Old Feb 12th 2009, 9:37 am
  #6  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,287
admon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hard Shoulder

Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
as a non English person, I've always found that a bit of a strange term...hard shoulder...
because its a hard area of road, on the shoulder of the carriageway..

TEFD teaching english as a foreign language for dutch...
admon is offline  
Old Feb 12th 2009, 9:46 am
  #7  
BE Forum Addict
 
Grace O Malley's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Khaladiya Abu Dhabi
Posts: 4,181
Grace O Malley has a reputation beyond reputeGrace O Malley has a reputation beyond reputeGrace O Malley has a reputation beyond reputeGrace O Malley has a reputation beyond reputeGrace O Malley has a reputation beyond reputeGrace O Malley has a reputation beyond reputeGrace O Malley has a reputation beyond reputeGrace O Malley has a reputation beyond reputeGrace O Malley has a reputation beyond reputeGrace O Malley has a reputation beyond reputeGrace O Malley has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hard Shoulder

Originally Posted by shiva View Post
please dont forget that this lane is to be used as a pick up or drop off point for minibuses echos and sunnys, indicating is not required for said collections or deliveries.

The lane may also be used occasionally as a picnic spot, prayer room, spitting spot or as a rest stop
n.b. if used as a rest stop it is mandatory to leave all your crap behind

please note: In sharjah this is in fact the 3rd, 4th, 5th or even 6th lane officially
oh shiva i do love yr posts
Grace O Malley is offline  
Old Feb 12th 2009, 10:30 am
  #8  
Banned
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 1,936
Beard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hard Shoulder

Originally Posted by Bison View Post
Even if they are, surely they should be setting an example to the rest of the uneducated road users who will see this and copy it?

In the UK the police only use these lanes in emergencies, generally if the roads are impassable.

I have witnessed police vehicles here driving like idiots, under-taking cars, putting their sirens and lights on just because they want to get to the doughnut shop more quickly, they obviously aren't trained to a very high standard.

They need to start setting an expample to those who are less driver savvy in my opinion.


i was making fun dude

i know that some policemen are not following rules either.

there is a real problem with some people here and there are alot of reasons behind it.

let me give you an example of me

i started learning how to drive a car when i was in grade 4 (few lessons)

and i got my first car from my dad when i was in grade 9 (my brother bought him self a new car and i took his)

at that age i really didn't know anything about rules or how a person should behave on the road.

i got my licence at the age of 18 (or less) but even though i admit that i was a careless driver ... i remember that i used to drive my car above 220 every day to work ..

i was an idiot i admit that...

now when ever i see an idiot driving his car this way ... i just pray to god that he reaches his home safe...


1) I believe that the punishments in the past were not big enough to scare people (but now it is little bit better)

2) I believe that spoiling a child and giving him everything he wants can be dangrous sometimes.

3) i believe that roads in the past were not as crowded as today which adds more danger and therefore people should avoid driving carelessly.

Last edited by Beard Man; Feb 12th 2009 at 10:32 am.
Beard Man is offline  
Old Feb 12th 2009, 10:30 am
  #9  
Hammer for Life
 
BangleMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Too far away from Upton Park, for my liking !
Posts: 5,524
BangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hard Shoulder

Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
as a non English person, I've always found that a bit of a strange term...hard shoulder...
if I said "harde schouder" would it make it any easier to understand ?
BangleMan is offline  
Old Feb 12th 2009, 10:33 am
  #10  
hmmmm...nice
 
MataHari's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 27,920
MataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hard Shoulder

Originally Posted by BangleMan View Post
if I said "harde schouder" would it make it any easier to understand ?
no...but wegberm would
MataHari is offline  
Old Feb 12th 2009, 10:35 am
  #11  
Hammer for Life
 
BangleMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Too far away from Upton Park, for my liking !
Posts: 5,524
BangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond reputeBangleMan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hard Shoulder

Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
no...but wegberm would
but 'verge' is like a little grassy dip on the side of the road i.e. Dont drive too close to the wegberm
BangleMan is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.