VIDEO: Police called after driver refuses to give way in Witham

The driver believed she had the right of way

The driver believed she had the right of way

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A video of a driver who blocked a residential street in Witham because she believed she had the right of way has been posted to YouTube.

The two minute clip shows the female driver of a green Ford Focus refusing to allow traffic to pass as she sits stationary on the wrong side of Pelly Avenue on Saturday, August 30.

Drivers and residents plead with her to reverse or manoeuvre between parked cars before the police arrive.

The scenes were filmed by Charlie Jennings, of Braintree, and posted to YouTube where it has 481 views and Facebook where it has 1,220 likes.

Mr Jennings said: "I do many things with cameras which I'd love to go viral, filming of a woman who can't parallel park certainly isn't one of them."  

 

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1:26pm Wed 3 Sep 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Are min ter say iss orl abart me rite uv wey innit like- no watta meen?
Are min ter say iss orl abart me rite uv wey innit like- no watta meen? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: -20

3:18pm Wed 3 Sep 14

keith_l says...

Right of way or not, she was the only car facing in that direction, and there were at least two coming the other way. Common good manners should have been enough reason for her to reverse.
Right of way or not, she was the only car facing in that direction, and there were at least two coming the other way. Common good manners should have been enough reason for her to reverse. keith_l
  • Score: 44

4:10pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Hamiltonandy says...

Astonishing video.
.
Surprised to see a female so confrontational. So easy to give way and get a wave of appreciation as the cars pass. Driving is already stressful that there is no excuse to make it worse.
Astonishing video. . Surprised to see a female so confrontational. So easy to give way and get a wave of appreciation as the cars pass. Driving is already stressful that there is no excuse to make it worse. Hamiltonandy
  • Score: 39

6:49am Thu 4 Sep 14

Lilylilo says...

Aren't most people just too busy to pfaff around like these two? What a complete waste of everyone's time ! Just plain bloody-minded and very childish behaviour. They need a good smack!
Aren't most people just too busy to pfaff around like these two? What a complete waste of everyone's time ! Just plain bloody-minded and very childish behaviour. They need a good smack! Lilylilo
  • Score: 27

8:30am Thu 4 Sep 14

HARRY438 says...

I demand my money back- the video didn't work!
I demand my money back- the video didn't work! HARRY438
  • Score: -2

11:28am Thu 4 Sep 14

Muk says...

HARRY438 wrote:
I demand my money back- the video didn't work!
Try a direct link - https://youtu.be/qBU
1zNdTVv4
[quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: I demand my money back- the video didn't work![/p][/quote]Try a direct link - https://youtu.be/qBU 1zNdTVv4 Muk
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Missy V says...

Driving in town in Braintree, a male driver drives straight towards me, glaring at me as I have not given way. The road has cars parked on it. As he angrily squeezed along side me, I undid my window. I reckon he nearly pulled his window winder handle off undoing his! He was red faced and furious. We are now a couple of inches apart. I politely advised him he had missed the no entry sign and the one way street markings on the road. This was followed by some very careful reversing by him, as he had managed to squeeze into such a tight space. It made my day!
Driving in town in Braintree, a male driver drives straight towards me, glaring at me as I have not given way. The road has cars parked on it. As he angrily squeezed along side me, I undid my window. I reckon he nearly pulled his window winder handle off undoing his! He was red faced and furious. We are now a couple of inches apart. I politely advised him he had missed the no entry sign and the one way street markings on the road. This was followed by some very careful reversing by him, as he had managed to squeeze into such a tight space. It made my day! Missy V
  • Score: 28

1:08pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Missy V wrote:
Driving in town in Braintree, a male driver drives straight towards me, glaring at me as I have not given way. The road has cars parked on it. As he angrily squeezed along side me, I undid my window. I reckon he nearly pulled his window winder handle off undoing his! He was red faced and furious. We are now a couple of inches apart. I politely advised him he had missed the no entry sign and the one way street markings on the road. This was followed by some very careful reversing by him, as he had managed to squeeze into such a tight space. It made my day!
Bet his wife was map reading!
[quote][p][bold]Missy V[/bold] wrote: Driving in town in Braintree, a male driver drives straight towards me, glaring at me as I have not given way. The road has cars parked on it. As he angrily squeezed along side me, I undid my window. I reckon he nearly pulled his window winder handle off undoing his! He was red faced and furious. We are now a couple of inches apart. I politely advised him he had missed the no entry sign and the one way street markings on the road. This was followed by some very careful reversing by him, as he had managed to squeeze into such a tight space. It made my day![/p][/quote]Bet his wife was map reading! Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -6

1:22pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Rose77 says...

Unfortunately the majority of drivers (male and female) seem to have no comprehension of how right of way is determined, and if they do know they certainly don't intend to follow it! I don't mind, if it is my right of way I keep driving until they pull in or we are bonnet to bonnet. I have all the time in the world and a stubborn streak so the only direction I will move in is forward!!! As for middle lane hoggers, 26 this morning on the A12 between Hatfield Peverel and Boreham, of which 3 were female. Just saying. They do have something in common though, they all resemble sheep.
Unfortunately the majority of drivers (male and female) seem to have no comprehension of how right of way is determined, and if they do know they certainly don't intend to follow it! I don't mind, if it is my right of way I keep driving until they pull in or we are bonnet to bonnet. I have all the time in the world and a stubborn streak so the only direction I will move in is forward!!! As for middle lane hoggers, 26 this morning on the A12 between Hatfield Peverel and Boreham, of which 3 were female. Just saying. They do have something in common though, they all resemble sheep. Rose77
  • Score: 4

2:02pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Missy V says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Missy V wrote:
Driving in town in Braintree, a male driver drives straight towards me, glaring at me as I have not given way. The road has cars parked on it. As he angrily squeezed along side me, I undid my window. I reckon he nearly pulled his window winder handle off undoing his! He was red faced and furious. We are now a couple of inches apart. I politely advised him he had missed the no entry sign and the one way street markings on the road. This was followed by some very careful reversing by him, as he had managed to squeeze into such a tight space. It made my day!
Bet his wife was map reading!
No female in the car with him, but no surprise there really!
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Missy V[/bold] wrote: Driving in town in Braintree, a male driver drives straight towards me, glaring at me as I have not given way. The road has cars parked on it. As he angrily squeezed along side me, I undid my window. I reckon he nearly pulled his window winder handle off undoing his! He was red faced and furious. We are now a couple of inches apart. I politely advised him he had missed the no entry sign and the one way street markings on the road. This was followed by some very careful reversing by him, as he had managed to squeeze into such a tight space. It made my day![/p][/quote]Bet his wife was map reading![/p][/quote]No female in the car with him, but no surprise there really! Missy V
  • Score: 8

2:03pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Rose77 wrote:
Unfortunately the majority of drivers (male and female) seem to have no comprehension of how right of way is determined, and if they do know they certainly don't intend to follow it! I don't mind, if it is my right of way I keep driving until they pull in or we are bonnet to bonnet. I have all the time in the world and a stubborn streak so the only direction I will move in is forward!!! As for middle lane hoggers, 26 this morning on the A12 between Hatfield Peverel and Boreham, of which 3 were female. Just saying. They do have something in common though, they all resemble sheep.
Hey Rose - some sheep are very attractive. It's the curly hair that does it for me.
[quote][p][bold]Rose77[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately the majority of drivers (male and female) seem to have no comprehension of how right of way is determined, and if they do know they certainly don't intend to follow it! I don't mind, if it is my right of way I keep driving until they pull in or we are bonnet to bonnet. I have all the time in the world and a stubborn streak so the only direction I will move in is forward!!! As for middle lane hoggers, 26 this morning on the A12 between Hatfield Peverel and Boreham, of which 3 were female. Just saying. They do have something in common though, they all resemble sheep.[/p][/quote]Hey Rose - some sheep are very attractive. It's the curly hair that does it for me. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 10

4:14pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Missy V wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Missy V wrote:
Driving in town in Braintree, a male driver drives straight towards me, glaring at me as I have not given way. The road has cars parked on it. As he angrily squeezed along side me, I undid my window. I reckon he nearly pulled his window winder handle off undoing his! He was red faced and furious. We are now a couple of inches apart. I politely advised him he had missed the no entry sign and the one way street markings on the road. This was followed by some very careful reversing by him, as he had managed to squeeze into such a tight space. It made my day!
Bet his wife was map reading!
No female in the car with him, but no surprise there really!
The answer is clear, if it was actually a "he" and not a female pretending to be a bloke, then he would have been Welsh or some other foreign sort of chap - all notoriously poor drivers.
[quote][p][bold]Missy V[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Missy V[/bold] wrote: Driving in town in Braintree, a male driver drives straight towards me, glaring at me as I have not given way. The road has cars parked on it. As he angrily squeezed along side me, I undid my window. I reckon he nearly pulled his window winder handle off undoing his! He was red faced and furious. We are now a couple of inches apart. I politely advised him he had missed the no entry sign and the one way street markings on the road. This was followed by some very careful reversing by him, as he had managed to squeeze into such a tight space. It made my day![/p][/quote]Bet his wife was map reading![/p][/quote]No female in the car with him, but no surprise there really![/p][/quote]The answer is clear, if it was actually a "he" and not a female pretending to be a bloke, then he would have been Welsh or some other foreign sort of chap - all notoriously poor drivers. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 8

4:20pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Lilylilo wrote:
Aren't most people just too busy to pfaff around like these two? What a complete waste of everyone's time ! Just plain bloody-minded and very childish behaviour. They need a good smack!
Gosh Lily, you are so dominant.
[quote][p][bold]Lilylilo[/bold] wrote: Aren't most people just too busy to pfaff around like these two? What a complete waste of everyone's time ! Just plain bloody-minded and very childish behaviour. They need a good smack![/p][/quote]Gosh Lily, you are so dominant. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 4

7:02pm Thu 4 Sep 14

shallowJoker says...

Missy V wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Missy V wrote:
Driving in town in Braintree, a male driver drives straight towards me, glaring at me as I have not given way. The road has cars parked on it. As he angrily squeezed along side me, I undid my window. I reckon he nearly pulled his window winder handle off undoing his! He was red faced and furious. We are now a couple of inches apart. I politely advised him he had missed the no entry sign and the one way street markings on the road. This was followed by some very careful reversing by him, as he had managed to squeeze into such a tight space. It made my day!
Bet his wife was map reading!
No female in the car with him, but no surprise there really!
Do you think she could be a carpet muncher?
[quote][p][bold]Missy V[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Missy V[/bold] wrote: Driving in town in Braintree, a male driver drives straight towards me, glaring at me as I have not given way. The road has cars parked on it. As he angrily squeezed along side me, I undid my window. I reckon he nearly pulled his window winder handle off undoing his! He was red faced and furious. We are now a couple of inches apart. I politely advised him he had missed the no entry sign and the one way street markings on the road. This was followed by some very careful reversing by him, as he had managed to squeeze into such a tight space. It made my day![/p][/quote]Bet his wife was map reading![/p][/quote]No female in the car with him, but no surprise there really![/p][/quote]Do you think she could be a carpet muncher? shallowJoker
  • Score: -1

7:39pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Gemmidge82 says...

Hang on, why has this even become an argument about gender, (can you even see the other people in the other cars?!) who was in the wrong here?! it all seems a ridiculous waste of the police's time, when she could have just reversed a bit. It's been a long time since I drove, but as the parked cars were on her side and she had to cross to the wrong side of the road, shouldn't she have waited?
Hang on, why has this even become an argument about gender, (can you even see the other people in the other cars?!) who was in the wrong here?! it all seems a ridiculous waste of the police's time, when she could have just reversed a bit. It's been a long time since I drove, but as the parked cars were on her side and she had to cross to the wrong side of the road, shouldn't she have waited? Gemmidge82
  • Score: 3

8:18pm Thu 4 Sep 14

IPhonesRock says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
IPhonesRock wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
keith_l wrote:
Right of way or not, she was the only car facing in that direction, and there were at least two coming the other way. Common good manners should have been enough reason for her to reverse.
Lady driver - contradiction in terms. They can't reverse at the best of times. Perhaps we could split the day in two lady drive time and chap driver time - much less stress on an inter gender level. And the girlies could do what females do in cars, texting, looking at the passengers in the back seat they are talking to, and of course hogging the middle and off side lanes because they intend to turn right in ten miles. Chaps could just get there and back.
Hahaha. Very good troll there. You should see my husband try to park....actually you can't because he gets me to park for him! I honestly hope this is a joke message because...as much as I agree there are some woeful drivers on the roads...I'd have to say its 50/50 on the gender. The road rage drivers I watch gesticulating and swearing at others on the roads are normally men though.
IPR, you suggest the men are to some degree agitated. Is it possible they are behind a lady driver on the exit from the Cowdray Centre. The lady, being in the right hand lane, when the right turn filter changes to green right. The majority of female drivers then just sit there, waiting for the red light (left turn) to change. And yes, I do get fairly agitated. But at my age and experience, I understand, thank God, there is a difference in everything between the genders. In the sixties my wife wrote for a mag "Spare Rib". I totally supported her. But then as we were blessed with children, we both understood the golden difference. Blokes are very intuitive /emotional, and girls are much more calculating. It's why girls talk so much, and chaps don't. It's a simple difference - not a criticism if either sex. You can check it out any time. Let's say Two couples, known one another for twenty years, meet on Lexden Road. Janet will say to Alice - how are you?. Alice will say to Janet, - fine, how are you? Janet will say to Alice - fine. Alice will then say to Janet - that's good, so you are fine? And Alice will say yep, I'm fine fine, and you are ok? The two blokes will say - you ok? Yep - end of. That's the amazing difference! Blokes make split second judgements - almost emotional. Girls, process all data twice, rear to front. Left to right - brain lobes. - takes extra time! By which blokes are itching to turn right!
Blimey! I only mentioned the angry ones. And what has cowdray avenue got to do with it. 😜
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IPhonesRock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keith_l[/bold] wrote: Right of way or not, she was the only car facing in that direction, and there were at least two coming the other way. Common good manners should have been enough reason for her to reverse.[/p][/quote]Lady driver - contradiction in terms. They can't reverse at the best of times. Perhaps we could split the day in two lady drive time and chap driver time - much less stress on an inter gender level. And the girlies could do what females do in cars, texting, looking at the passengers in the back seat they are talking to, and of course hogging the middle and off side lanes because they intend to turn right in ten miles. Chaps could just get there and back.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. Very good troll there. You should see my husband try to park....actually you can't because he gets me to park for him! I honestly hope this is a joke message because...as much as I agree there are some woeful drivers on the roads...I'd have to say its 50/50 on the gender. The road rage drivers I watch gesticulating and swearing at others on the roads are normally men though.[/p][/quote]IPR, you suggest the men are to some degree agitated. Is it possible they are behind a lady driver on the exit from the Cowdray Centre. The lady, being in the right hand lane, when the right turn filter changes to green right. The majority of female drivers then just sit there, waiting for the red light (left turn) to change. And yes, I do get fairly agitated. But at my age and experience, I understand, thank God, there is a difference in everything between the genders. In the sixties my wife wrote for a mag "Spare Rib". I totally supported her. But then as we were blessed with children, we both understood the golden difference. Blokes are very intuitive /emotional, and girls are much more calculating. It's why girls talk so much, and chaps don't. It's a simple difference - not a criticism if either sex. You can check it out any time. Let's say Two couples, known one another for twenty years, meet on Lexden Road. Janet will say to Alice - how are you?. Alice will say to Janet, - fine, how are you? Janet will say to Alice - fine. Alice will then say to Janet - that's good, so you are fine? And Alice will say yep, I'm fine fine, and you are ok? The two blokes will say - you ok? Yep - end of. That's the amazing difference! Blokes make split second judgements - almost emotional. Girls, process all data twice, rear to front. Left to right - brain lobes. - takes extra time! By which blokes are itching to turn right![/p][/quote]Blimey! I only mentioned the angry ones. And what has cowdray avenue got to do with it. 😜 IPhonesRock
  • Score: 5

10:13pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Angry of Lexden says...

IPhonesRock wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
IPhonesRock wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
keith_l wrote:
Right of way or not, she was the only car facing in that direction, and there were at least two coming the other way. Common good manners should have been enough reason for her to reverse.
Lady driver - contradiction in terms. They can't reverse at the best of times. Perhaps we could split the day in two lady drive time and chap driver time - much less stress on an inter gender level. And the girlies could do what females do in cars, texting, looking at the passengers in the back seat they are talking to, and of course hogging the middle and off side lanes because they intend to turn right in ten miles. Chaps could just get there and back.
Hahaha. Very good troll there. You should see my husband try to park....actually you can't because he gets me to park for him! I honestly hope this is a joke message because...as much as I agree there are some woeful drivers on the roads...I'd have to say its 50/50 on the gender. The road rage drivers I watch gesticulating and swearing at others on the roads are normally men though.
IPR, you suggest the men are to some degree agitated. Is it possible they are behind a lady driver on the exit from the Cowdray Centre. The lady, being in the right hand lane, when the right turn filter changes to green right. The majority of female drivers then just sit there, waiting for the red light (left turn) to change. And yes, I do get fairly agitated. But at my age and experience, I understand, thank God, there is a difference in everything between the genders. In the sixties my wife wrote for a mag "Spare Rib". I totally supported her. But then as we were blessed with children, we both understood the golden difference. Blokes are very intuitive /emotional, and girls are much more calculating. It's why girls talk so much, and chaps don't. It's a simple difference - not a criticism if either sex. You can check it out any time. Let's say Two couples, known one another for twenty years, meet on Lexden Road. Janet will say to Alice - how are you?. Alice will say to Janet, - fine, how are you? Janet will say to Alice - fine. Alice will then say to Janet - that's good, so you are fine? And Alice will say yep, I'm fine fine, and you are ok? The two blokes will say - you ok? Yep - end of. That's the amazing difference! Blokes make split second judgements - almost emotional. Girls, process all data twice, rear to front. Left to right - brain lobes. - takes extra time! By which blokes are itching to turn right!
Blimey! I only mentioned the angry ones. And what has cowdray avenue got to do with it. 😜
I'm Angry, and I work at the Cowdray Centre. Female drivers cannot understand the traffic lights for exiting the site. They just sit there! My own dear wife, who is normally so demure and reserved, blasts them with her with twin air horns. Anyway, IPR please take time to read my rant - it's based on fact.
[quote][p][bold]IPhonesRock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IPhonesRock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keith_l[/bold] wrote: Right of way or not, she was the only car facing in that direction, and there were at least two coming the other way. Common good manners should have been enough reason for her to reverse.[/p][/quote]Lady driver - contradiction in terms. They can't reverse at the best of times. Perhaps we could split the day in two lady drive time and chap driver time - much less stress on an inter gender level. And the girlies could do what females do in cars, texting, looking at the passengers in the back seat they are talking to, and of course hogging the middle and off side lanes because they intend to turn right in ten miles. Chaps could just get there and back.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. Very good troll there. You should see my husband try to park....actually you can't because he gets me to park for him! I honestly hope this is a joke message because...as much as I agree there are some woeful drivers on the roads...I'd have to say its 50/50 on the gender. The road rage drivers I watch gesticulating and swearing at others on the roads are normally men though.[/p][/quote]IPR, you suggest the men are to some degree agitated. Is it possible they are behind a lady driver on the exit from the Cowdray Centre. The lady, being in the right hand lane, when the right turn filter changes to green right. The majority of female drivers then just sit there, waiting for the red light (left turn) to change. And yes, I do get fairly agitated. But at my age and experience, I understand, thank God, there is a difference in everything between the genders. In the sixties my wife wrote for a mag "Spare Rib". I totally supported her. But then as we were blessed with children, we both understood the golden difference. Blokes are very intuitive /emotional, and girls are much more calculating. It's why girls talk so much, and chaps don't. It's a simple difference - not a criticism if either sex. You can check it out any time. Let's say Two couples, known one another for twenty years, meet on Lexden Road. Janet will say to Alice - how are you?. Alice will say to Janet, - fine, how are you? Janet will say to Alice - fine. Alice will then say to Janet - that's good, so you are fine? And Alice will say yep, I'm fine fine, and you are ok? The two blokes will say - you ok? Yep - end of. That's the amazing difference! Blokes make split second judgements - almost emotional. Girls, process all data twice, rear to front. Left to right - brain lobes. - takes extra time! By which blokes are itching to turn right![/p][/quote]Blimey! I only mentioned the angry ones. And what has cowdray avenue got to do with it. 😜[/p][/quote]I'm Angry, and I work at the Cowdray Centre. Female drivers cannot understand the traffic lights for exiting the site. They just sit there! My own dear wife, who is normally so demure and reserved, blasts them with her with twin air horns. Anyway, IPR please take time to read my rant - it's based on fact. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 0

10:23pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Gemmidge82 wrote:
Hang on, why has this even become an argument about gender, (can you even see the other people in the other cars?!) who was in the wrong here?! it all seems a ridiculous waste of the police's time, when she could have just reversed a bit. It's been a long time since I drove, but as the parked cars were on her side and she had to cross to the wrong side of the road, shouldn't she have waited?
Yes. She should have waited. But, the gender thing is that female drivers get behind the wheel and then they become blind to anything that gets between them and their destination.
[quote][p][bold]Gemmidge82[/bold] wrote: Hang on, why has this even become an argument about gender, (can you even see the other people in the other cars?!) who was in the wrong here?! it all seems a ridiculous waste of the police's time, when she could have just reversed a bit. It's been a long time since I drove, but as the parked cars were on her side and she had to cross to the wrong side of the road, shouldn't she have waited?[/p][/quote]Yes. She should have waited. But, the gender thing is that female drivers get behind the wheel and then they become blind to anything that gets between them and their destination. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -3

11:12pm Thu 4 Sep 14

helenbach says...

a couple of observations........
...........
she did agree to reverse if some one"watched" her - which makes me wonder if a) she was actually able to reverse on her own.
b) maybe she didn't know cars go backward as well as forward

then the police turn up and block her in , technically stopping her from solving the issue.

it would of been quicker for the cars waiting to go on up the grass - or reverse and go another way. - not as entertaining I grant you.

ps how did it end ? did she reverse? has she passed her test? if so HOW ?
a couple of observations........ ........... she did agree to reverse if some one"watched" her - which makes me wonder if a) she was actually able to reverse on her own. b) maybe she didn't know cars go backward as well as forward then the police turn up and block her in , technically stopping her from solving the issue. it would of been quicker for the cars waiting to go on up the grass - or reverse and go another way. - not as entertaining I grant you. ps how did it end ? did she reverse? has she passed her test? if so HOW ? helenbach
  • Score: 3

11:17pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Boris says...

Many of the worst drivers are 4x4 drivers. One of these confronted me in a narrow cul-de-sac (Spurgeon St) from which I was trying to exit. I had to get out and tell him if he didn't let me out he would have nowhere to park. He insisted on his right of way because his vehicle was bigger. I settled down with my passengers to wait. After a few minutes, he reversed and let me out. The important thing is to keep your cool and give the opposition the chance to back down without excessive loss of face.
Many of the worst drivers are 4x4 drivers. One of these confronted me in a narrow cul-de-sac (Spurgeon St) from which I was trying to exit. I had to get out and tell him if he didn't let me out he would have nowhere to park. He insisted on his right of way because his vehicle was bigger. I settled down with my passengers to wait. After a few minutes, he reversed and let me out. The important thing is to keep your cool and give the opposition the chance to back down without excessive loss of face. Boris
  • Score: 2

12:16am Fri 5 Sep 14

IPhonesRock says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
IPhonesRock wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
IPhonesRock wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
keith_l wrote:
Right of way or not, she was the only car facing in that direction, and there were at least two coming the other way. Common good manners should have been enough reason for her to reverse.
Lady driver - contradiction in terms. They can't reverse at the best of times. Perhaps we could split the day in two lady drive time and chap driver time - much less stress on an inter gender level. And the girlies could do what females do in cars, texting, looking at the passengers in the back seat they are talking to, and of course hogging the middle and off side lanes because they intend to turn right in ten miles. Chaps could just get there and back.
Hahaha. Very good troll there. You should see my husband try to park....actually you can't because he gets me to park for him! I honestly hope this is a joke message because...as much as I agree there are some woeful drivers on the roads...I'd have to say its 50/50 on the gender. The road rage drivers I watch gesticulating and swearing at others on the roads are normally men though.
IPR, you suggest the men are to some degree agitated. Is it possible they are behind a lady driver on the exit from the Cowdray Centre. The lady, being in the right hand lane, when the right turn filter changes to green right. The majority of female drivers then just sit there, waiting for the red light (left turn) to change. And yes, I do get fairly agitated. But at my age and experience, I understand, thank God, there is a difference in everything between the genders. In the sixties my wife wrote for a mag "Spare Rib". I totally supported her. But then as we were blessed with children, we both understood the golden difference. Blokes are very intuitive /emotional, and girls are much more calculating. It's why girls talk so much, and chaps don't. It's a simple difference - not a criticism if either sex. You can check it out any time. Let's say Two couples, known one another for twenty years, meet on Lexden Road. Janet will say to Alice - how are you?. Alice will say to Janet, - fine, how are you? Janet will say to Alice - fine. Alice will then say to Janet - that's good, so you are fine? And Alice will say yep, I'm fine fine, and you are ok? The two blokes will say - you ok? Yep - end of. That's the amazing difference! Blokes make split second judgements - almost emotional. Girls, process all data twice, rear to front. Left to right - brain lobes. - takes extra time! By which blokes are itching to turn right!
Blimey! I only mentioned the angry ones. And what has cowdray avenue got to do with it. 😜
I'm Angry, and I work at the Cowdray Centre. Female drivers cannot understand the traffic lights for exiting the site. They just sit there! My own dear wife, who is normally so demure and reserved, blasts them with her with twin air horns. Anyway, IPR please take time to read my rant - it's based on fact.
That's as may be but it isn't really relevant to what I was saying.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IPhonesRock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IPhonesRock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keith_l[/bold] wrote: Right of way or not, she was the only car facing in that direction, and there were at least two coming the other way. Common good manners should have been enough reason for her to reverse.[/p][/quote]Lady driver - contradiction in terms. They can't reverse at the best of times. Perhaps we could split the day in two lady drive time and chap driver time - much less stress on an inter gender level. And the girlies could do what females do in cars, texting, looking at the passengers in the back seat they are talking to, and of course hogging the middle and off side lanes because they intend to turn right in ten miles. Chaps could just get there and back.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. Very good troll there. You should see my husband try to park....actually you can't because he gets me to park for him! I honestly hope this is a joke message because...as much as I agree there are some woeful drivers on the roads...I'd have to say its 50/50 on the gender. The road rage drivers I watch gesticulating and swearing at others on the roads are normally men though.[/p][/quote]IPR, you suggest the men are to some degree agitated. Is it possible they are behind a lady driver on the exit from the Cowdray Centre. The lady, being in the right hand lane, when the right turn filter changes to green right. The majority of female drivers then just sit there, waiting for the red light (left turn) to change. And yes, I do get fairly agitated. But at my age and experience, I understand, thank God, there is a difference in everything between the genders. In the sixties my wife wrote for a mag "Spare Rib". I totally supported her. But then as we were blessed with children, we both understood the golden difference. Blokes are very intuitive /emotional, and girls are much more calculating. It's why girls talk so much, and chaps don't. It's a simple difference - not a criticism if either sex. You can check it out any time. Let's say Two couples, known one another for twenty years, meet on Lexden Road. Janet will say to Alice - how are you?. Alice will say to Janet, - fine, how are you? Janet will say to Alice - fine. Alice will then say to Janet - that's good, so you are fine? And Alice will say yep, I'm fine fine, and you are ok? The two blokes will say - you ok? Yep - end of. That's the amazing difference! Blokes make split second judgements - almost emotional. Girls, process all data twice, rear to front. Left to right - brain lobes. - takes extra time! By which blokes are itching to turn right![/p][/quote]Blimey! I only mentioned the angry ones. And what has cowdray avenue got to do with it. 😜[/p][/quote]I'm Angry, and I work at the Cowdray Centre. Female drivers cannot understand the traffic lights for exiting the site. They just sit there! My own dear wife, who is normally so demure and reserved, blasts them with her with twin air horns. Anyway, IPR please take time to read my rant - it's based on fact.[/p][/quote]That's as may be but it isn't really relevant to what I was saying. IPhonesRock
  • Score: 1

8:21am Fri 5 Sep 14

MrsJojo says...

Reading how this has come to a Male V Female thing and the general misogyny on this article makes me smile. Since living in the district I have had two near misses - and both of them were male drivers. Once when a man clearly didn't recognise that we were at a mini-rounabout and cut me up dangerously, screaming that I should give way to oncoming traffic on a straight road. Hmmmm. And the second on the Witham to Hatfield Peverel A12 road. White van man, on his mobile, didn't see me and started pulling in. Had I not blared my horn I would have been an icky mess smeared across the road. There are good drivers...and bad drivers and gender has absolutely nothing to do with it.
Reading how this has come to a Male V Female thing and the general misogyny on this article makes me smile. Since living in the district I have had two near misses - and both of them were male drivers. Once when a man clearly didn't recognise that we were at a mini-rounabout and cut me up dangerously, screaming that I should give way to oncoming traffic on a straight road. Hmmmm. And the second on the Witham to Hatfield Peverel A12 road. White van man, on his mobile, didn't see me and started pulling in. Had I not blared my horn I would have been an icky mess smeared across the road. There are good drivers...and bad drivers and gender has absolutely nothing to do with it. MrsJojo
  • Score: 11

9:42am Fri 5 Sep 14

Weazelbum says...

I think you'll find there's plenty of rude stubborn ignorant morons about regardless of gender. It's common decency and part of being in a society that we get along with each other and do the right thing. Sadly, this is a fact that goes over a lot of people's heads. There was a child in that car.....I dread to think how she'll turn out!
I think you'll find there's plenty of rude stubborn ignorant morons about regardless of gender. It's common decency and part of being in a society that we get along with each other and do the right thing. Sadly, this is a fact that goes over a lot of people's heads. There was a child in that car.....I dread to think how she'll turn out! Weazelbum
  • Score: 10

9:43am Fri 5 Sep 14

Weazelbum says...

Oh, and by the way......I'm a bloody excellent woman driver ;-D!
Oh, and by the way......I'm a bloody excellent woman driver ;-D! Weazelbum
  • Score: 10

2:02pm Fri 5 Sep 14

mickeymm says...

Braindead halfwit.
Braindead halfwit. mickeymm
  • Score: 1

6:59pm Fri 5 Sep 14

IPhonesRock says...

MrsJojo wrote:
Reading how this has come to a Male V Female thing and the general misogyny on this article makes me smile. Since living in the district I have had two near misses - and both of them were male drivers. Once when a man clearly didn't recognise that we were at a mini-rounabout and cut me up dangerously, screaming that I should give way to oncoming traffic on a straight road. Hmmmm. And the second on the Witham to Hatfield Peverel A12 road. White van man, on his mobile, didn't see me and started pulling in. Had I not blared my horn I would have been an icky mess smeared across the road. There are good drivers...and bad drivers and gender has absolutely nothing to do with it.
Hi mrsjojo

I had a terrible experience a couple of years back. I was pulling out of my drive to get the kids to school (about 8:30am) when a car came hurtling through the red traffic lights (they had already been red a few seconds so it wasn't that he gambled on amber) . I managed stop and he managed to stop just in the nick of time but he was furious...with me. It was a blazing hot morning and all our windows were down. Oh my god the air was blue with the swearing he shouted. He threatened us that he was going to come back to the house and kick my *ing head in. He screamed and shouted.

My kids were really shaken and upset and when we got to school another couple of parents pulled up behind. They had been in the queue of cars behind and heard and seen it all. They had got his registration and, because the threats were so intense, they called the police and reported him.

When I picked my kids up that afternoon they were really quite on edge. My husband was away and they were terrified the man would come back to the house. We stayed in the Marks Tey hotel that night!

The police had words with him and he apologised (to them) and said he didn't mean his threats!

I wonder what he's like to live with? And what he's like at the END of a stressful day!!!!
[quote][p][bold]MrsJojo[/bold] wrote: Reading how this has come to a Male V Female thing and the general misogyny on this article makes me smile. Since living in the district I have had two near misses - and both of them were male drivers. Once when a man clearly didn't recognise that we were at a mini-rounabout and cut me up dangerously, screaming that I should give way to oncoming traffic on a straight road. Hmmmm. And the second on the Witham to Hatfield Peverel A12 road. White van man, on his mobile, didn't see me and started pulling in. Had I not blared my horn I would have been an icky mess smeared across the road. There are good drivers...and bad drivers and gender has absolutely nothing to do with it.[/p][/quote]Hi mrsjojo I had a terrible experience a couple of years back. I was pulling out of my drive to get the kids to school (about 8:30am) when a car came hurtling through the red traffic lights (they had already been red a few seconds so it wasn't that he gambled on amber) . I managed stop and he managed to stop just in the nick of time but he was furious...with me. It was a blazing hot morning and all our windows were down. Oh my god the air was blue with the swearing he shouted. He threatened us that he was going to come back to the house and kick my *ing head in. He screamed and shouted. My kids were really shaken and upset and when we got to school another couple of parents pulled up behind. They had been in the queue of cars behind and heard and seen it all. They had got his registration and, because the threats were so intense, they called the police and reported him. When I picked my kids up that afternoon they were really quite on edge. My husband was away and they were terrified the man would come back to the house. We stayed in the Marks Tey hotel that night! The police had words with him and he apologised (to them) and said he didn't mean his threats! I wonder what he's like to live with? And what he's like at the END of a stressful day!!!! IPhonesRock
  • Score: 5

11:08pm Fri 5 Sep 14

karen f says...

I have this every single day at the Eastgates end of Greenstead Road where cars are parked on one side. When I go to work in the morning I stop behind said parked cars and let the traffic through as I should. Coming home is a different story! I have nearly lost my wing mirror several times thanks to both sexes thinking that it's ok to squeeze through, way too fast, and not actually stop as they should and let me have my right of way ... bus drivers included. It drives me nuts! There are way too many egotistical tw*ts behind a wheel that clearly don't know the highway code or how to recognise when they are in the wrong!
I have this every single day at the Eastgates end of Greenstead Road where cars are parked on one side. When I go to work in the morning I stop behind said parked cars and let the traffic through as I should. Coming home is a different story! I have nearly lost my wing mirror several times thanks to both sexes thinking that it's ok to squeeze through, way too fast, and not actually stop as they should and let me have my right of way ... bus drivers included. It drives me nuts! There are way too many egotistical tw*ts behind a wheel that clearly don't know the highway code or how to recognise when they are in the wrong! karen f
  • Score: 2

10:31am Sat 6 Sep 14

angus_mcoat_up says...

It's quite simple, if the obstruction (parked cars in this case) are on your side of the road, then it's up to the driver who's carriage way is obstructed to give way to oncoming traffic, in the same vein as looking right on the entrance to a roundabout.
It's quite simple, if the obstruction (parked cars in this case) are on your side of the road, then it's up to the driver who's carriage way is obstructed to give way to oncoming traffic, in the same vein as looking right on the entrance to a roundabout. angus_mcoat_up
  • Score: 1

7:50pm Sat 6 Sep 14

BrownEnvelopes says...

Complete and utter example of the stereotypical rants I have been trolling for the last 6 months.
1. Female driver covered in tattoos rather large ?
2 knackered car and what looks like a council estate ?
3. Chap shouting I am a Police Officer in his casuals from a doorstep in the vicinity (God Help Us ) ! I thought we paid them to live in better accommodation than that ?
4. Police Sergeant exits the vehicle O.M.G. The words fail me ! (Hardly the dress and deportment of someone to The Crown Warrant):
5. A typical example of the failures of society in its primary infant form ?
(Must have passed her test in Colchester the worst test centre in the country, with an awful assessment rate, where clean cut individuals are failed consistently if they dare question the ethos there. In contrast to this the amount of rough looking local feral types are passed all and sundry in the hope that they will get jobs to fend for themselves, via various government job start up initiative courses. The DSA know who the contractors are ?
What then transpires is menaces on the highways driving around in old bangers usually all hot and cherry bombed up, frightening the sh*t out of the rest of us. Probably not insured and not medically fit enough to drive. Either by non declaration of full personal details to the DSA Medical unit or their relevant insurance company !
Complete and utter example of the stereotypical rants I have been trolling for the last 6 months. 1. Female driver covered in tattoos rather large ? 2 knackered car and what looks like a council estate ? 3. Chap shouting I am a Police Officer in his casuals from a doorstep in the vicinity (God Help Us ) ! I thought we paid them to live in better accommodation than that ? 4. Police Sergeant exits the vehicle O.M.G. The words fail me ! (Hardly the dress and deportment of someone to The Crown Warrant): 5. A typical example of the failures of society in its primary infant form ? (Must have passed her test in Colchester the worst test centre in the country, with an awful assessment rate, where clean cut individuals are failed consistently if they dare question the ethos there. In contrast to this the amount of rough looking local feral types are passed all and sundry in the hope that they will get jobs to fend for themselves, via various government job start up initiative courses. The DSA know who the contractors are ? What then transpires is menaces on the highways driving around in old bangers usually all hot and cherry bombed up, frightening the sh*t out of the rest of us. Probably not insured and not medically fit enough to drive. Either by non declaration of full personal details to the DSA Medical unit or their relevant insurance company ! BrownEnvelopes
  • Score: 1

3:12pm Fri 26 Sep 14

Spirit13 says...

Well, this has turned into quite a talking point. I recently approached a mini roundabout intending on going straight on. I was correctly positioned and proceeded forward. A LADY was waiting opposite me and was turning left which was no where near me. A hot day I had my window open and heard this cursing and bad language which was aimed at me explaining that I wasn't effin indicating. My vehicle is rather old and is not fitted with an indicator that informs people I'm going straight. Perhaps there is an upgrade to my old turning left, turning right system. The other evening whilst going home a vehicle was heading straight for me. It continued on its path and I feared the inevitable. In the nick of time the MALE driver managed to wrestle the steering wheel hard over just before our expected collision. I hope he didn't lose his place on his phone as he was texting someone at the time. I do drive a 4x4 and I will say that I have been on 4x4 courses and am courtious to other drivers at all times. I do agree that some 4x4 drivers are really bad but then again I could also point the finger at lorry drivers, van drivers, motorcyclists, pedal cyclists, & pedestrians. What we all need is a bit more patience and understanding with each other and maybe a bit more tollerance. When we get behind the wheel or handlebars of any vehicle we tend to forget that we are driving a projectile. I hope I've been able to make a gentle point, as an ex Fire Fighter (and driving the appliances) I have had to deal with many a person/body who for the sake of slowing down, paying attention would be alive today or may not be carrying the scars, disability, or guilt of driving badly.
Well, this has turned into quite a talking point. I recently approached a mini roundabout intending on going straight on. I was correctly positioned and proceeded forward. A LADY was waiting opposite me and was turning left which was no where near me. A hot day I had my window open and heard this cursing and bad language which was aimed at me explaining that I wasn't effin indicating. My vehicle is rather old and is not fitted with an indicator that informs people I'm going straight. Perhaps there is an upgrade to my old turning left, turning right system. The other evening whilst going home a vehicle was heading straight for me. It continued on its path and I feared the inevitable. In the nick of time the MALE driver managed to wrestle the steering wheel hard over just before our expected collision. I hope he didn't lose his place on his phone as he was texting someone at the time. I do drive a 4x4 and I will say that I have been on 4x4 courses and am courtious to other drivers at all times. I do agree that some 4x4 drivers are really bad but then again I could also point the finger at lorry drivers, van drivers, motorcyclists, pedal cyclists, & pedestrians. What we all need is a bit more patience and understanding with each other and maybe a bit more tollerance. When we get behind the wheel or handlebars of any vehicle we tend to forget that we are driving a projectile. I hope I've been able to make a gentle point, as an ex Fire Fighter (and driving the appliances) I have had to deal with many a person/body who for the sake of slowing down, paying attention would be alive today or may not be carrying the scars, disability, or guilt of driving badly. Spirit13
  • Score: -1

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