Originally Posted by Richard B
I'm sorry Nos, did I hear you correctly? You're trying to justify tailgating? By 40 tonne vehicles? And just a few posts ago you were lecturing me on the dangers of not leaving enough gap?
And if you're offering Louise some practical advice, I'll turn it down on her behalf... not just because you suggested it in a patronising manner, but because I don't see you presenting any evidence that you're one of the better professional HGV drivers, and I would like to make sure that my little boy has a mother for a long time.
Here's an archive picture of one of your "professional" colleagues endangering my (and others) life in 50mph zone on a motorway...
I see. One drives badly so all do it, yeah?(It's a Renault so probably a French driver by the way. Hardly any British companies use new Magnums.)
Taking a picture while driving? My, how good you must feel for being such a selfless road captain. How clever of you not to be looking where you're going when the 50 limit is there to PROTECT THE PEOPLE WORKING ALONGSIDE WHERE YOU'RE DRIVING.
I unfortunately have to work in a world full of clueless self-righteous pratts like you. The majority of the time anything happens I have no choice but the 'least worst' option due to the shortsightedness and lack of any form of clue let alone forward planning of the incompetent muppets driving cars.I don't like being put in that situation but it's a reality of the job.
Closing up a gap is unfortunately one of the 'least worst' options. You've got a fair idea what the truck in front is going to do and a bloody good idea that the car driving along looking at the end of their bonnet who thinks mirrors are for make-up is going to do something unpredictable and stupid.
Toby's right-you'll never understand. You'll continue to be a self-righteous road captain in a car and a danger to all that surround you.
I think Louise can refuse for herself BTW-I'm sure she has a voice of her own-or you can come instead. It might open your eyes a little. What I'd call a near miss you wouldn't even realise had happened...
<edit> Almost</edit>My last word on the subject. It's getting boring failing to educate the suicidal.
I don't have the gall to tell you how to do your job. Don't presume to have the first clue about mine.