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Old Oct 12th 2013, 7:16 pm
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I'd enjoy them if I could rely on other drivers to use them properly.

I've had a 18 wheeler come around the wrong way and nearly hit me, ......
While looking at some official and semi-official web sites in the past few days, I saw one that said 18 wheelers turning left at small urban roundabouts could/ should go the wrong way, so I'm inclined to cut them some slack when they're about 25' longer than a British artic. Certainly I do at pretty much any/every other sort of junction, leaving extra room, allowing them to take two lanes when turning right, giving them time and room to turn left (my right) across my path, etc..

"Not looking and just flooring it" might be how some would describe my technique, though of course I do look!
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Old Oct 12th 2013, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
While looking at some official and semi-official web sites in the past few days, I saw one that said 18 wheelers turning left at small urban roundabouts could/ should go the wrong way, so I'm inclined to cut them some slack when they're about 25' longer than a British artic. Certainly I do at pretty much any/every other sort of junction, leaving extra room, allowing them to take two lanes when turning right, giving them time and room to turn left (my right) across my path, etc..

"Not looking and just flooring it" might be how some would describe my technique, though of course I do look!
Thing is, this isn't a small urban roundabout, it's a pretty large one, they all are, with a couple lanes going in.
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Old Oct 13th 2013, 8:12 pm
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Unfortunately a night shot so a bit dark, but a damn clean old Peugeot, with a nice dog in the back seat.
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Unfortunately a night shot so a bit dark, but a damn clean old Peugeot, with a nice dog in the back seat.
If it's a basset hound I would say Columbo but then again you said it was clean.
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Old Oct 13th 2013, 8:37 pm
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If it's a basset hound I would say Columbo but then again you said it was clean.
Oye, yes it does bring to mind Columbo. Never thought of that.
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Old Oct 13th 2013, 10:54 pm
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Oye, yes it does bring to mind Columbo. Never thought of that.
I think he had the ragtop. Same condition as his coat.
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Unfortunately a night shot so a bit dark, but a damn clean old Peugeot, with a nice dog in the back seat.
Is that the old 404?

I had a bit of an adventure near Bordeaux in one of those, as a teenager.
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Is that the old 404?

I had a bit of an adventure near Bordeaux in one of those, as a teenager.
Didn't make a note of the model. Looks like it might be.
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Is that the old 404? ....
It's not a 404. I think it's a 403.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
It's not a 404. I think it's a 403.
You would be right. Just googled a pic of a 403.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
It's not a 404. I think it's a 403.
Well the adventure did involve a lot of wine - we used the car to go and visit the caves of St. Emilion - so I can be forgiven inadequate car model recognition.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Lights are shit, but the roundabouts are fun.

No that I'd ever use them to try out new suspension settings or anything .. but I suppose you could .


I have been offically diagnosed as having man-flu.
Our race weekend was done in monsoon conditions.


Just one more thing.

Yes that is similar to Columbo's car. But as noted his was a ragtop 403.
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Just saw a new Juke and it's possibly one of the ugliest new cars out there. It's as if the designer started the front bit and had a stroke before finishing the rear half and they just went with the squiggle.
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Because I happened to be talking about this to a colleague today, bit of RS6 drifting round a roundabout.

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Just saw a new Juke and it's possibly one of the ugliest new cars out there. It's as if the designer started the front bit and had a stroke before finishing the rear half and they just went with the squiggle.
I'll give it one thing, it doesn't look like every other car on the road.

This is something I have noticed recently. Pretty much all mid size sedans are virtually indistinguishable from one another. It feels like we have finally reached a point where we have found the optimum aero shape and it is just the grill on the front that sets them apart.
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