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Black Mercedes
- jack (21st Sep 2022 - 10:28:45)

Perhaps if the driver of the black Mercedes, LF65 W**, had indicated she was turning left off the Midhurst road into Sainsbury's this morning, I wouldn't have attempted to cross the road. However, she probably couldn't reach the indicator stalk on the steering column as she was using her mobile phone at the time.

Re: Black Mercedes
- Richard (21st Sep 2022 - 11:31:21)

And clearly she is not familiar with the Hierarchy of Road users either! (As introduced by the updated Highway Code)

Re: Black Mercedes
- PR (21st Sep 2022 - 16:09:54)

This is a 65 plate Mercedes, somewhat old, I believe indicators were an almost unaffordable extra ~ and the cost of the course to recognise where the stalk is located required an IQ of at least 1 ~ unlike 0 to use the mobile phone when driving.

Re: Black Mercedes
- er (21st Sep 2022 - 21:26:46)

It seems Liphook has been given its own entire section of the Highway Code dedicated to using the unique 3 mini roundabout system, which make some special allowances.

School run mums, white van drivers and people in Jags, are completely exempt from indicating, as long as they're are driving a little too fast, beeping their horns and shouting 'get out of the way'!

If you're driving a hot hatch you're allowed to totally miss the roundabout by Lloyds bank, not indicate AND spin your wheels while entering Portsmouth Road!😁

If on the other hand, you're running late for dinner or another equally important appointment, you can approach the mini roundabouts without slowing down or indicating at all, as long as you lean heavily on your horn and beep at anybody who dares pull into the roundabout while you're within 50 feet if it.

Big vehicles always take precedence over little vehicles with the order being vans, 4x4s, posh cars then poor people's little cars, motorbikes, cycles and last (and least) pedestrians.

You see, the rest of us who go about slowing down, indicating, checking it's safe before pulling out have been doing it all wrong, no wonder they get angry with us!

Re: Black Mercedes
- lac (22nd Sep 2022 - 20:16:34)

Excellent appraisal er. The mini roundabouts in Liphook seem to cause a problem to a few drivers. My suspicion its people trying to find their way through are concentrating on direction not their actual driving. It only requires a small amount of spare brain to use an indicator and give way to those coming from the right. I particularly enjoy the Mexican stand offs when 3 or 4 cars arrive at the roundabout at the same time! PS if the Mercedes driver was using a mobile phone by hand, the fine and subsequent points affecting their next car insurance quote, might mean a rapid downgrade to a Corsa.

Re: Black Mercedes
- Bob (28th Sep 2022 - 06:10:40)

Jack, you can now give registration numbers to police if you see a person using their mobile while driving.

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