Originally Posted by Richard B
So, presumably, if you consider it dangerous to stop on the slip road, then when you "close the gap", potentially forcing a motorist to use the hard shoulder, you check first that the hard shoulder is clear and safe for the motorist to use?
If you can't join the motorway safely then you shouldn't be driving.
I'll already know if there's anything on the hard shoulder.
If the joining driver uses proper observation then they will too.
Why should I be a caretaker for the incompetent?
It's not my problem if the idiot that got his licence in a Tesco Value cracker is such a useless clown that he can't look where he's going,plan forward at all and sits halfway along an artic and dithers while running out of slip road-as long as he's behind me...
BTW I think you missed the point about 'closing the gap'.
I'm not going to close off a gap if it's safe for someone to go into it. All I'm doing is preventing someone who's obviously dithering and not paying attention driving into a gap which is too small for them to use without causing me to brake in an emergency-potentially stopping a world of hurt for me as well as them.
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