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Slow drivers

Four decades ago when I took my driving test it was possible to fail for "failing to adjust vehicle's speed to road conditions", in other words going too slowly.

Recently I have noticed a growing number of drivers who take, for example, a 50mph speed limit as an instruction to travel at 40 mph and a 60 mph limit as an excuse to stick below 50mph. This can be very frustrating for those behind these over-cautious folk.

Is there anything that following motorists can do to speed these people up without being accused of "road rage"?

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Unfortunately not. They think they are saving money on fuel and that they have a right to drive slowly and hold everyone else up. Overtake them quickly, as soon as you safely can. And warn them with a toot of your horn as you pull alongside in case they didn't look in their mirrors.
Tags: driving safety
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