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When following a road hogger....What would you do ?

Discussion in 'Car Talk' started by LesleyAprotto, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. LesleyAprotto

    LesleyAprotto Banned

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    More often than not we will come across a road hogger in front of us...

    Some will move to the left once he/ she sees us coming...

    Some wont bother but to carry on driving slowly in the fast lane...

    Causing unnecessary long queue of slowed down traffic in the fastlane...

    So what should we do if we come across such road hoggers whom refuse to budge ?:thefinger::rofl::smokin::banghead:
     
  2. ColdPlay

    ColdPlay 5 Year | Silver

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    I usually drive at usual speed in the middle or left lane. Only venture to fast lane when overtaking a slower car. Seldom encounter road hogger.

    I have seen a lot of car overtaking the 'fast lane hogger' from left and resolute to 'crawl' in front of the road hogger though.
    It quite fun watching from slow lane on how the road hogger flashing at the 'crawling' car.
    On one occasion, the road hogger try to overtake from left lane, I saw the 'crawling' car up his speed too. Tasting his own medicine I guess :rofl:
     
  3. 6UE5t

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    Me, I'll just over take from the left/middle lanes, no need to waste much time.
    I have not found many though, mostly quite ok, so no big deal IMHO. I'm used to driving in much worse condition/traffic btw! :)
     
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  4. Waiora_ProTuner

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    not much in lembah klang...

    but so many in Ipoh...lol..
     
  5. cvkit17

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    Signal, look at side mirror and rear view mirror, then overtake from the left when it is safe to do so and move on with life. Period.
     
  6. nadziad

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    road hogger such as superbike or cruise bike or easy rider bike?
     
  7. pandaB

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    few years ago its a nuisance as theres plenty of these "hoggers" around... flashing lights twice repeatly normally will make them budge..if that fails, horn em. If still Rock-inside-head kinda hogger, lookout on the left lane, if deemed safe, signal and overtake. hehehe
    Nowadays tho, there's more motorist around with brains and logic so all is good.
     
  8. Supra_Fanatics

    Supra_Fanatics Senior Member
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    That's the best way to let them know how it feels like hogging the lane!!! :mad: :banghead:

    For those who caught in the jam yesterday midnight from 11.30pm - 1am from Ipoh to KL,
    You will know what is road hogging all about...

    There were so many road hoggers that night and causing a long queue at the speed of 80 - 100km/h.

    Mostly at 2 lane roads. The jam started when some low mentality famous Malaysians'
    "Slow Down & Check it Out" attitude people are causing the jam when it was
    only a police car with Siren Light on at emergency lane helping out a breakdown car
    with a tow truck...

    Then nvm, after that, it was clear & I happily thought it was over, but the jam started at
    Tapah Rest Area.

    Wow....amazingly the right lane seems to be the slow lane while the left lane seems
    to be Fast lane. I observe from far what the hell is it causing the crawl, mostly I see
    are road hoggers right in front.

    At 1 time, since the left is clear, I could actually overtake for about 1KM+- stretch without
    any cars on the left lane while those hoggers are slowly taking their sweet time on the
    right lane.

    Can you believe that??? I can't... :banghead:

    The whole night even when it has come to 3 lanes highway, is still the same. Just that
    this time there are more options or routes to overtake, either from far left or middle lane
    when it is safe and clear to do so.

    The road hogger that I remember that night was a White Exora, should have note down his
    number plate and post it here. Didnt bother much that night, as I was rushing home to
    get a good night sleep and prepare for work today. Hogging the fast lane. Didn't want to budge.
    It was a 2 lane road. Left was empty for quite some time.

    There is a Ford Ranger right behind me tailing close as well, thought of cutting to left
    lane and let him tail that exora instead until I passed the bus on the left but I guess the
    Ford driver couldn't stand any longer when to left lane and wanted to cut in front of me.

    Slowed down and let him cut in. True enough, with the Ford Ranger tailing that idiot, finally
    he cut to the left lane. :stupid:

    What a hectic and stressed out drive back home...Some are very considerate, they cut to
    the left/middle lane knowing they are going slower than others who is driving faster.

    Anyway, if any road hoggers in here who have the mentality or attitude of....

    "I deserve to be on the fast lane because I'm driving at the maximum speed limit of that
    particular highway at 110km/h. I'm not hogging the road, you guys shouldn't be driving
    more than the speed limit allowed"


    You can bang your head on the wall real hard and see if you can still say the same. Need to
    really crack your skull to wake up...

    Not some quote made up by me but was said by someone I know. :adore:
     
  9. SloMo

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    this i dont understand, if some one is trying to overtake why not let them pass? try doing that in single lane 2-way traffic road both will be in danger if there is oncoming car on the other side. in a way, its funny how they can be mad because someone hogs in front of them, while their doing the same.

    "I deserve to be on the fast lane because I'm driving at the maximum speed limit of that
    particular highway at 110km/h. I'm not hogging the road, you guys shouldn't be driving
    more than the speed limit allowed"


    this also i can not brain, why the heck stay on the fast lane if youre doing the speed limit? if others want to drive faster than the speed limit, let them be
     
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    Few years back a lady DJ from a local radio station (I think it was hitz.fm) shamelessly declared similar thing on air: that she hogged the fast lane at 110km/h.

    Until Uncle Yamin Vong bashed the lady DJ in the editorial of NST's Cars Bikes & Trucks.

    Read Uncle Yamin Vong's anti-hogger (road hogger and attention hogger/whore) article:

     
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    Ya, I remember once a lady DJ commented on that too. At that moment, I just can't believe that she publicly announced that she
    is one of those famous road hoggers...:banghead:
     
  12. LesleyAprotto

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    Many years back,

    There was also a talk of the town about a JPJ enforcement officer purposely hog on the fastlane at 110km/hr.

    Whomever overtake him from the left and did above 110km/hr, he will give chase and slap 2 summones,

    One for dangerous driving, and one for speeding....

    Dont know how the story ended anyway...

    Anyone heard or knew the outcome of this story? :thefinger::confused::mad:
     
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    Never heard of that story before but then, that's just obvious cari makan tactic...
     
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    More "GREAT" marshal antics in Melaka on 2/11/2013. time was around 4pm and it was so jammed up near the mahkota/hatten/pahlawan area but they still had the gall to stop traffic so they can get the convoy together. their effort was in vain as none of the convoy members at the rear caught up and they caused more damage to the already jammed up area by backing up traffic on the right side.

    Good job, marshals!

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    That is very common tactic from police to enforce the law. When I came back from Kuantan to KL in December, there was one police patrol in a Lancer driving at around 110kph but he stayed on the left. Nobody dare to overtake cuz obviously if we did it'd clearly show that we went over the speed limit. So everyone just followed for several minutes (maybe around 10km) until he went out at some exit, then suddenly many sped up a bit (including me). :biggrin:
    When I drove way back in the US, the patrol cars also often did this.
     
  16. SloMo

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    fixed :biggrin:
     
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    Hihihi, well yeah true for my case! :biggrin:
     
  18. CountersteerSan

    CountersteerSan 5 Year | Silver

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    Just overtake him/her from other lanes, no point highlighting/honking or signalling, IMHO it's just a waste of time, especially on highways.. Most ppl wont budge..
    One of my friend used to tailgate and rev, until he met 1 mad fella go jam the brakes and my friend's car go cium buntut kereta depan tu. And the driver infront doesn't wana settle privately, wana report police.. Damm troublesome..
     
  19. BuroQ

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    This term can be used to idiot drivers and road hoggers...

    Passhole:

    The idiot drivers that move steadily along, but suddenly increase speed when they wake up and realize you are passing them. If they succeed in blocking your opportunity to pass, they will immediately resume the former, annoying pace. If you pass them successfully, they will ride your bumper for a short time before returning to la-la land.

    (urbandictionary.com)

    :rofl:
     
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    Next time just take a photo of him and the car and post on facebook. I rate these drivers
    as idiot drivers.

    Already hogging the lane and just have too much pride to give way. Then jam brakes just cuz
    they think they are real rich that they could afford the damages.

    Yes, I agree some tailgaters worth to teach a lesson but it doesn't hurt giving ways to those
    who want to drive faster on Highways especially those NSE highway.

    Just totally childish and immature. Just like a kid who purposely sit on a swing but didnt
    want to swing, just purposely sit there and don't want to get down just because others
    are waiting for their turn to play on the swing.

    Same theory and things I see on kids...

    Attitude problem is the problem.

    I also met a volvo before he purposely slow down knowing I'm coming
    real fast on fast lane at around 160km/h. I thought he was gonna budge, even after give a
    flash, he move to the middle lane as if he is going in then came out again when I was near.
    I had to hit the brakes and slow down....:stupid:

    Rich retard ma..driving volvo. Just find these people really too proud of themselves or
    what...
     

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