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Caravans banished to slow lane on M5



 
 
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Old August 3rd 04, 08:22 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Martin Banks
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Default Caravans banished to slow lane on M5

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(Christian McArdle) wrote:

For
them, it isn't losing 4mph, but 24mph. That adds a whole
35 seconds to their
journey, assuming they have to slow down right at the
start of the 2 mile
hill.


And that seems to be one of the most important educational
problems that needs to be solved. Everyone now seems to
think they have a divine right to get from Carlisle to Lands
End (or name your own choices of start and finish) in an
hour and a half without let or hindrance and that any
hindrance is someone else's fault. It affects all drivers
(I've done it myself, rushing around motorways at 90mph+,
perpetually late for the next meeting, cursing everyone who
gets in the way). So many drivers these days seem to view a
speed limit as the *minimum* speed they should be driving,
and anything that gets in their way should be banned as a
matter of course.


But I have slowed down (not least because the Jeep Cherokee
I bought specifically because it would be a good a tug is
`interesting' above 80mph compared to a Saab 9000) so I
leave early, and if it looks like I'm going to be late, I
have a mobile phone.


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