Two Lanes - Two Hundred meters before we are back into a single lane -...

Two Lanes - Two Hundred meters before we are back into a single lane - what's that all about ???

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11 June 2013
SandyCamel
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SandyCamel
I thank everyone for educating me about the middle lane and the M1. I never hogged the middle lane but wondered.

One last question please:


There I am, waiting for the trafic lights to change from red to green.

At this point there are two lanes - I am in the left hand lane.

Loads of cars pile into the right hand lane.

In about 200 meters ahead the lanes merge back into one.

There is some difficulty in merging and essentially just a re-shuffle of the vehicles.


My question is this - shouldn't the right hand lane just be used if you want to over-take something really slow, like a combine harvester ?

A waiting to be educated me.






Posted 11 June 2013
SandyCamel
Photographer
SandyCamel
sorry - I meant metres
Posted 11 June 2013
SandyCamel
Photographer
SandyCamel
Oh - I think the title is too long - sorry
Posted 11 June 2013
mph
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mph
[qt][author]SandyCamel[/author] My question is this - shouldn't the right hand lane just be used if you want to over-take something really slow, like a combine harvester ? [/qt] No - you merely have to have the relevant performance figures of the various vehicles to hand, factor in the clothing of the driver and his age and whether or not he is mouth breathing. Then, choose your lane.
Posted 11 June 2013
SandyCamel
Photographer
SandyCamel
mph

SandyCamel
My question is this - shouldn't the right hand lane just be used if you want to over-take something really slow, like a combine harvester ?
No - you merely have to have the relevant performance figures of the various vehicles to hand, factor in the clothing of the driver and his age and whether or not he is mouth breathing. Then, choose your lane.



Yeah, but a BMW for example is not that much faster than a Mondeo over that distance is it ??? 




Posted 11 June 2013
DorsetHammer
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DorsetHammer
Merge in turn in accordance with Highway Code - Rule 134

Posted 11 June 2013
mph
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SandyCamel

SandyCamel
My question is this - shouldn't the right hand lane just be used if you want to over-take something really slow, like a combine harvester ? No - you merely have to have the relevant performance figures of the various vehicles to hand, factor in the clothing of the driver and his age and whether or not he is mouth breathing. Then, choose your lane.

Yeah, but a BMW for example is not that much faster than a Mondeo over that distance is it ??? 



You need of course to know the precise model - but factoring in the other details should provide a reasonable estimate.
Posted 11 June 2013
stolenfaces
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stolenfaces
DorsetHammer
Merge in turn in accordance with Highway Code - Rule 134
But who's turn is it first ?
Posted 11 June 2013
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stolenfaces

But who's turn is it first ?


First one to get his nose in front?  laugh
Posted 11 June 2013
Ken_Smith
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Ken_Smith
It's so that boy racers can line up side by side at the lights.

200 metres is considered an adequate distance to decide the winner.

Posted 11 June 2013
mantisphoto
Photographer
mantisphoto
It is usually to stop there being such a large queue of traffic waiting at the lights... 2 cars wide means its a lot shorter!!

Posted 11 June 2013
gerryquiff
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gerryquiff
DorsetHammer

Merge in turn in accordance with Highway Code - Rule 134


stolenfaces

But who's turn is it first ?


Funny that.  

The 2 year old Mercedes on The Forth Road Bridge a couple of years back thought it was his turn.
Me, in my 30 year old clapped out Cortina dropped a gear, and let him hit me at 30 mph, knowing it was my turn.

The police sgreed it was my turn, and charged him with drink driving.
The insurance men gave me a nice big cheque that paid to rebuild my old car frown
Posted 11 June 2013
flashysnapper
Photographer
flashysnappe..

The best example I've seen in my home town is a fairly new junction with lights, two lanes into one, just as they merge the council have put a bus stop!! this is within 50yds of the lights on a major route out of town.

Posted 12 June 2013
Dandelion
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Dandelion
Sandy

The right lane at lights is there so that cars stuck behind a combine harvester can have some chance of getting past.
The real culprits are people who have a chance to overtake but instead stick close behind a slow moving vehicle
thereby stopping anyone else overtaking

Posted 13 June 2013
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