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    I was in manchester over the weekend there, got back yesterday afternoon.

    I thought the driving attitude there was very aggresive

    The roads were new to me and i might have cut a lane or two here and there, but the fellow motorists were quick to let me know what i had done. flashing headlights, horns, hand gestures

    really stressful man,

    Is this normal, or did I just have a bad day ?

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    I noticed that as well when driving South of the border, very aggressive driving, particularly Manchester, glad it isn`t just me then *lol*

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    Manchester is gettin like london, ie its so busy all the time that people feel they need to drive aggressively to get anywhere. I was there yesterday and got cut up countless times by people lane hopping trying to steal a yard or 2, the crazy thing is, they only got a few car lengths ahead before a traffic light stops them, or traffic grinds to a halt and nobody gets anywhere.

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    Ehh lads, chill. Its nice'n Manchst'ar. We'v soem nice roads man, must'b all that sp**d wes have. Yous jocks must'b goain soft, here have some d**gs on us.

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    Being serious, the standard is bad but not any different from any major city. I've been out this morning and noticed a blonde (as you do) in the next car, texting on her phone in one hand and holding a fag in the other hand, whilst trying to drive in a straight line and no seatbelt on.
    I've noticed a lot of people round here (North Manchester) don't wear seatbelts and its something the police don't seem to enforce. Whether people think its not "cool" to wear seatbelts i don't know but I've noticed it more and more.

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    I don't think Manchester is worse than any other city in the British Isles. People rushing around trying to get last minute Xmas shopping won't help though.

    Being cut up now is a fact of life in this day and age. People flash their horns and beep their horns to show they're p155ed off. That's cool with me, it shows that I've got to them. ;-) If they've got time to flash their horns and beep their horns then they've got time to break. No big deal, it's people sounding off.

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    Birmingham is rough as well.

    Yesterday the general aggression was high. A guy came on the wrong side of the road cos there was a queue on his side & tried to force me back. He actually saw me coming but thought "f him he'll move". No joy with that I'm afraid. I stopped straight in front of him & stared into his eyeballs.

    Eventually he reversed back swearing & waving his arms around like a t*t. I just grinned & blew him a kiss to iritate him more.

    All good fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suj786
    I was in manchester over the weekend there, got back yesterday afternoon.

    I thought the driving attitude there was very aggresive

    The roads were new to me and i might have cut a lane or two here and there, but the fellow motorists were quick to let me know what i had done. flashing headlights, horns, hand gestures

    really stressful man,

    Is this normal, or did I just have a bad day ?
    ye igree with this agrgresive driving edinburgh is just the same if you put a footrwrong some ones horn blasts but i have allways found glasgow is a great city to drive through because its got a great road system just my appinion ?

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    Used to live in Glasgow and it does have a great road system. I lived on the opposite side of the city from where I worked but it only took me 20 mins.

    Can't say that I find Manchester too bad to drive in, but I think the driving in Newcastle is pretty fast most of the time and I don't hang around myself. Maybe, once again, it's because I don't know it all that well. It's still a damned sight better than the Peripherique in Paris, though - did that one last year and survived!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breezy boy
    It's still a damned sight better than the Peripherique in Paris, though - did that one last year and survived!
    - when my brother drives through France each year, he specifically makes a route to avoid the Peripherique.

    Did you know that it's actually a 'sport' the French drivers 'participate' in? They see a foreign driver, especially British, and they go out of their way to cut them up etc. to really put the sh*ts up them. Maybe not a well known fact, but true!

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