Furious M62 driver lays into ‘moronic motorists’ in epic rant over prangs

An experienced motorist has laid into bad, selfish and ignorant drivers in an epic rant about the M62. The Huddersfield driver blames the regular crashes on the M62 in West Yorkshire on those who have “forgotten how to drive.” And he reserves particular venom for drivers who can’t be bothered to indicate.

Get the latest on the M62 here The driver, who says he has three decades of driving experience, wrote on the YorkshireLive M62 traffic and travel Facebook page : “Every bloody day this M62 has prangs on it, I think people really have forgotten how to drive.. “It’s really very simple, speed limits are there for a purpose, keep to the left unless overtaking is a law and not a request.

“Give way to traffic on your right is not a nice thing to do, it’s what you must do, in fact this applies to all road scenarios whether joining a motorway or a roundabout. “Pulling out in front of a truck may seem clever, though when the truck can’t stop In time, you may no longer feel too clever – 44tons of metal is rather heavy!

M62 Junction 27, M621

“Mirror signal manoeuvre, remember your driving lessons, this still applies to you when you’ve passed your test, try it out – it really helps…! “German car owners, notice I didn’t call you drivers, that’s cos most of you are moronic ****holes, read the manual for your car and you’ll see your vehicle has indicators too!

“Everyone’s in a rush, nobody has two minutes to offer a gap to help a fellow driver. “Car drivers, why are speed-limited trucks catching you up on motorways and having to spend time in the overtaking lanes just to pass cars?

“What’s going on? “And my favourite, to all highways agency retards that can’t be arsed to turn off former warning signs for the so-called smart motorways… stop playing with your testicles or posing in front of your Snapchat, try doing the job you took – remember it was a lifeline off the dole!

“Caravaners… mmmm, perhaps I’d better refrain on that one. “No doubt that’ll upset a few snowflakes, but hey… who cares.” The author, a driver for 30 years and with experience as a road haulage manager, also reminded one commenter that “there’s no such thing as a fast lane” – it’s for overtaking, adding: “I’ve got 30 odd years on the road chick, no self fault accidents, clean licence with full clean HGV entitlement, probably driven more miles in reverse than you have forward.

“I also have a certificate of professional competence both as a driver and a road haulage transport manager. “I’ve forgotten more than you’ll know!” Many fellow drivers agreed with his angry rant.

One woman said: “I only travelled from Birstall to Normanton yesterday and it was enough to put me off driving for life. Some people can’t possibly of passed a test.” Another driver said: “Well said, 45 years truck driving, the standard of driving these days is pathetic, retired in June, so glad I am out of it.”

One woman added: “Couldn’t agree more! We live near Junction 23 and totally fed up with blockages & delays due to accidents caused by appalling driving. “It’s pretty much every day now J22 to 24.

But the people to blame won’t be reading this or won’t take any notice if they do! “Motorways were always said to be the safest roads to drive on – but not with the lousy, dangerous, arrogant drivers round here!” One driver added: “It was horrendous coming back to Durham from Manchester on the M62 on Sunday night, at least 7 cars, doing no less than 120mph, undertaking, almost hit the side of a car.

“I’m guessing they were racing one another, and putting everyone else’s life on the line as well.” To get the latest email updates from Examiner Live, click here . * What’s your experience of the M62?

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