Nature's call while driving? - movilogo
What do you do?

[1] if you're on a motorway where next service is probably to long
[2] on A or B road through country side
[3] in town centers

[3] is usually less of a problem as some superstores are always nearby. Only finding a suitable parking is headache.

But what's the best option for [1] or [2]?


{sorry, but that apostrophe in the header finally got to me}

Edited by Pugugly {P} on 05/02/2008 at 19:12

Nature's call while driving? - PoloGirl
Go before you leave the house!

Nature's call while driving? - Lud
Needs must when the devil drives. Anywhere at a pinch, obviously as discreetly as possible. A ballet dancer I knew in my bohemian youth, a small and compact lady with a large capacity for gin and beer, used to disappear under the nearest parked truck in Chelsea or wherever. Pubs come in useful, although if you feel obliged to reward them for letting you use the bog it's better to have a short than a pint, or the same thing will happen again a few miles later. Bushes and hedges come in useful too. It's a non-problem really. When did you last hear of someone caught short being run in for committing a public nuisance?
Nature's call while driving? - Clk Sec
>>>Go before you leave the house!

Almost certainly would have !

Clk Sec




Nature's call while driving? - Bilboman
Years ago there used to be ads in the Sunday paper for an in-car, erm, urinal thing. Never saw one and never knew of anyone actually buying it. Awful-looking contraption.
Still on sale on the web, so it would appear... www.seemans.com/care/portable_urinal.htm
MATRON !!!
Nature's call while driving? - Ed V
Every time I see one of those 15 mile jams, I wonder what people "do" and where!!
Nature's call while driving? - Aprilia
What do you think all those (almost) empty discarded plastic bottles are? The ones littering the sides of most trunk roads. That's what the lorry drivers use.
Nature's call while driving? - FotheringtonThomas
What do you do?
[1] if you're on a motorway where next service is probably to long


If it's dangerously affecting your driving ability, your course is clear. Having to have a pee is not an emergency.

[2] on A or B road through country side


Get out and have a pee in the hedge, or use the car & doors as cover.
Nature's call while driving? - Dulwich Estate
Very slight change of tack. What do policemen do when they have the need? They're out and about an awful lot!
Nature's call while driving? - Dude - {P}
Have to admit that as a sufferer of the dreaded prostate, I have HAD to pull into a lay-by on numerous occasions and then open the nearside rear & front doors, which gives you good screening from any voyeurs and let nature take its course.!!!!!!

Obviously I accept this would not be possible without a 4 door vehicle.
Nature's call while driving? - Martin Devon
Have to admit that as a sufferer of the dreaded prostate.


If you are genuinely suffering then seek help. If you are the approximate 1 in 17 who it will take, literally, then seek your Doctors advice. Believe me.....I know.

Very best regards...............MD
Nature's call while driving? - R75
tinyurl.com/38cklb

You can get adult ones as well.
Nature's call while driving? - Cliff Pope
Open both nearside doors and sit on the front cill. With a rug, coat, newspaper etc total propriety is assured.
Nature's call while driving? - Dipstick
Might sound daft, but I cannot understand why nobody has done a set of POIs for satnavs for this very purpose, especially as there are fewer public facilities year on year and they get harder to track down.

Nature's call while driving? - pmh
Follow the french example, find the most exposed (pun?) location and just spray it about a bit!

Nobody gets upset in France so what is the problem here?



Nature's call while driving? - movilogo
Do you really need a Sat Nav to tell you where is nearest hedge? :)

During motorway traffic jams, I've seen people committing nuisance over hard shoulder!

Actually for men it isn't a very big problem. But for women it's more acute problem.

I wonder what people do in countries like USA/Canada with astronomical intercity distances.

They must use roadside. Shouldn't be a big problem with sparse locality.

In Scotland/Wales, finding a secluded hedge isn't that difficult. But in SE England, it is so highly populated, that you might find yourself easily embarrassed by passing pedestrians out for dog walk!
Nature's call while driving? - Westpig
I have always had to plan long journeys carefully....and will never get on a coach unless it had a toilet on it....saying "go before you leave home" doesn't show any understanding of the problem, believe me.

the worst i've done is pull onto the police only observation ramp on the M4, when stuck in a really bad jam and aim away from everyone else.

the only plus side to it was my passenger was a most stuck up elder sister of my then girlfriend and the horrified look on her face when i came back was worth all the tea in China
Nature's call while driving? - Dipstick
Hedges etc might be fine for you but Mrs D would give you jolly short shrift if you suggested that, I can tell you.

Nature's call while driving? - Alby Back
Now this where I need the assistance of a bored lawyer ! But.......there was a rumour many years ago among high mileage drivers that there is such a thing as an old, possibly medieval, unrepealed law called "carters' law" . The gist of it being that as a bona fide traveller (or carter ) that you can legally wee or whatever on your own wheel if necessary on the basis that the wheel will then destroy the.... er....evidence.

Not sure if this has any basis in truth but there you ......go I suppose !
Nature's call while driving? - ForumNeedsModerating
I have HAD to pull into a lay-by on numerous occasions and then open the nearside rear & front doors, which gives you good screening from any voyeurs...

You should be so lucky!

My own method for motorways, before I regularly had passengers (any other situation shouldn't cause any able bodied man the slightest, er, inconvenience..) was to carry (or retain) the inevitable coke or tango can - so I could replace what I drank. It could then be stored in/on any cubby hole/cupholder until arrived & parked.

The obvious caveats applied - wait for easy trafiic conditions, set cruise control, carefully(!)l abutt the nasty ring-top hole to appendage & relax! Wouldn't dream of doing it nowadays, too safety conscious.
Nature's call while driving? - Round The Bend
So that's what the green P sign that I've seen on the back of cars means!
Nature's call while driving? - David Horn
coke or tango can -


Dangerous business trying to pee into a coke can. Sharp edges, y'know?

*Winces*

Nature's call while driving? - Alby Back
How can I put this politely? I can only assume that those who would consider the option of a drinks can must be of English origin. As a Scot I can assure you that we would have major aperture / access issues ! ;-)
Nature's call while driving? - R75
How can I put this politely? I can only assume that those who would consider
the option of a drinks can must be of English origin. As a Scot I
can assure you that we would have major aperture / access issues ! ;-)

>>

Thats alright, a bit of tissue round the aperture should alleviate any of your problems (it would make the hole a smaller size for you)

;o)
Nature's call while driving? - zookeeper
ive had to do it in a can whilst stuck on the aston express way in brum because of all the extra footy fans clogging the roads up , villa, city and wolves all playing at home
Nature's call while driving? - Lud
villa city
and wolves all playing at home


And thousands of fans relieving themselves against garden walls and brand-new cheapo alloy wheels and brake discs through acres of surrounding streets near each ground, tee hee, eating through all that putty-like metal like Alien's saliva...

Edited by Lud on 02/02/2008 at 18:38

Nature's call while driving? - slowdown avenue
keep in your boot a long funnel and a 5litre oil can. done that ever since i was once caught short. in towns their are no hedges. supermarkets you cant see them from the road . public toilets have all but disappeared and they lock em up at 7pm garages dont always have a , toilet and the ones that do can be out of order . it makes you glad your a man though.
Nature's call while driving? - Lud
Who's that geezer sitting in a parked car with his hands out of sight and a sly grin on his face then?
Nature's call while driving? - Pugugly {P}
Tony Benn admits to stopping, raising the bonnet, and doing the business, he quotes an occasion when a helpful passer by suggested that his radiator might be leaking !
Nature's call while driving? - Billy Whizz
My family (one woman and two girls) tell me that these are useful when travelling rurally:

www.shepee.co.uk/index.html

www.whizproducts.co.uk/en/
Nature's call while driving? - bintang
Tony Benn admits to stopping raising the bonnet and doing the business he quotes an
occasion when a helpful passer by suggested that his radiator might be leaking !


My TD MG midget was wont to boil over and, if there was no-one around, I topped it up thus. This involved a tricky perch and a careful aim. For a joke, someone tried this in the petrol tank of a friend's F MG midget. The contents jellified and the tank had to be cut open and steam cleaned. The car was never really the same again.
Nature's call while driving? - dxp55
Ex brother in law had to drink his coffee quickly from his flask in jam on motorway then used flask - said it was still warm when he got home -- don't ask me how he knew
Nature's call while driving? - PhilW
Berlingo, blinds on back windows and a Porta Potti. And I dare say you could also fit a shower alongside - your own en-suite!
Nature's call while driving? - piggy
My brother (a retired police officer), tells the story of an old man seen emptying a small teapot on the street. When challenged,he said he was emptying his tea-pot as the tea had stewed. It was obvious it was not tea,the two officers had to get back to their car,where a good belly laugh ensued. This is probably one of his Grimms Tales,but it`s a good idea nevertheless.
Nature's call while driving? - Robin Reliant
A number 1 is no problem, but what if you suddenly get the need for a number 2?

I suppose if you had a leaking radiator it might serve a useful purpose.
Nature's call while driving? - Number_Cruncher
A number 1 is no problem,...


Just when I thought the nadir had been reached!

Number_Cruncher
Nature's call while driving? - zookeeper
i once new of a lorry driver ( bread delivery) who had a bad case of number twos and he had to keep stopping on his round and utilise a cardboard box in the back of the bread lorry , it quite put me off my sandwiches for ages
Nature's call while driving? - AlastairW
The only time I ever got badly caught short on the M-way I decanted my sandwiches from a Tupperware box and peed into that. This was in a stationary M6 queue, but unfortunately the outside lane chose that moment to move a bit forward, bringing me into the view of a coachload of old ladies. I don't know who blushed more, me or them.
Nature's call while driving? - Lud
Talk to some military, formal or informal, who have had to do long-range desert stuff.

Someone I know told me a story about driving some sort of captured American 6X6 through endless sand dunes. If you keep lolloping over the surface you're OK, but if you stop or spin the wheels much you may bog down.

They used to do it in situ and hose the vehicle out afterwards (when they came to some water! Otherwise scrubbing with sand, not such fun... perhaps that's when prisoners of war come in useful?)
Nature's call while driving? - Dulwich Estate
"Berlingo, blinds on back windows and a Porta Potti. "

Maybe this explains the new trend of blacked out windows in cars. As the number of public loos diminishes so the number of cars with blacked-out/heavily tinted windows increases.

You can pretty much prove anything with statistics.
Nature's call while driving? - ForumNeedsModerating
.. bringing me into the view of a coachload of old ladies. I don't know who blushed more, me or them.

Blush, old ladies? Noooo.. more like flush(!) of girlish excitement at the 'Warwickshire & the Bard' tour that turned just a little more Shakesperean & picaresque than the itinerary promised!

Edited by woodbines on 02/02/2008 at 00:20

Nature's call while driving? - Bilboman
Time to call... SatLAV.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007...l
Shame it's only available in Westminster, probably one of the easiest places to find a working public loo in the whole country.
So - before you splash out (sorry!) on that new Sat nav, make sure your TomTom One can show you where to go for a number one!
Nature's call while driving? - wazza
Carry an empty bottle with large opening.

or

www.hartmanndirect.co.uk/index.php/cPath/1_51?gcli...A
Nature's call while driving? - Dude - {P}


>>>>Carry an empty bottle with large opening.>>>>

You wouldn`t be boasting by any chance ?????
Nature's call while driving? - Dulwich Estate

Looks like one of those Californian wine carafes with a clip on lid would be ideal then.
Nature's call while driving? - quizman
I won't be going into a public toilet ever again. The last time a man tried to get very friendly with me! And I am not very pretty.

It's the fields for me now.

Nature's call while driving? - zookeeper
i wouldnt want to be a tyre fitter, i can remember as a kid going with my dad on his rounds in his lorry , the nearside front wheel made a perfect urinal and with the nearside door open as a wind break
Nature's call while driving? - helicopter
Slightly off topic but Kate Adie recounts a story where she was the only female in a camp of 1000 or so male soldiers during the first Gulf War and there were no 'facilities ' for ladies so she decamped into the desert at night complete with shovel .....everyone knew what she was up to.

In her book she describes her embarrassment the next day when it was explained how she had provided much entertainment by performing natures call well within the range of the infra red nightsights used by the soldiers ....
Nature's call while driving? - Lud
Yes, this thing is worse for women than men, obviously.

I was in a plane full of (mainly) journalists in North Africa once, a turboprop thing, not all that big, an old Ilyushin I think. Anyway for some reason the sewage tanks hadn't been emptied and so the lavatories were out of bounds, indeed literally brimming, as we took off for a four or five hour flight against the wind. By contorting oneself somewhat in the small facilities one could pee into the basin, but one particular small, ferocious female Reuter stringer had a frightful time of it, although she did manage. Didn't put her in a very good mood though.
Nature's call while driving? - Pugugly {P}
Planes what next trains ? - No Automobiles please.
Nature's call while driving? - PhilW
"sorry, but that apostrophe in the header finally got to me"

Why ? Call of nature? Possessive? Apostrophe correct? Good punctuation? Especially with regard to the apostrophe's position?
Nature's call while driving? - Pugugly {P}
Apostrophe re-instated. Possessive; the call in question being nature's after all.
Nature's call while driving? - PhilW
Motoring please PU!!!
Nature's call while driving? - Dynamic Dave
Apostrophe re-instated.


Er, why? Putting it into MS word with the apostrophe and it throws a wobbly with the spell checker.
Nature's call while driving? - PhilW
"Er, why?"
Because it is correct punctuation - signifies the possessive (though Sainsburys and Tescos don't seem to need it
"Putting it into MS word with the apostrophe and it throws a wobbly with the spell checker."
Not on mine - have you got the English English dictionary installed or the American English? Try putting "colour" and "color" in.

Not that it really matters! But I am a bit of a pedant! - my Dad was an English teacher ;-)
Nature's call while driving? - Dynamic Dave
Not on mine - have you got the English English dictionary installed or the American
English?


English UK.
Try putting "colour" and "color" in.


The latter is spelt wrong when put into my edition of MS Word.
But I am a bit of a pedant!


So am I, which is why I changed it for what I thought was the correct spelling.
Nature's call while driving? - Pugugly {P}
It needs an apostrophe so it now has one again. Easy mistake to make.....it's when you start correcting them on blackboard type hoardings (like in pubs) you realise you have a problem. Meanwhile back at the garage. :-)

Edited by Pugugly {P} on 05/02/2008 at 20:01

Nature's call while driving? - Dynamic Dave
My spell chucker was offended by it, so it had to go.
 

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