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 Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 19:39

What is it that makes people slow down on the bridge? Does there need to be massive national speed limit signs painted on it? Always thought it was caused by people merging on but recently it's ground to a halt ON the bridge but it's then clear when you then reach the other side. Why are people slowing down? I know one of my pals was convinced it was a 50 like the old bridge. Is that it?
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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 20:15

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jake89, Tue 9 Jul 19:39

What is it that makes people slow down on the bridge? Does there need to be massive national speed limit signs painted on it? Always thought it was caused by people merging on but recently it's ground to a halt ON the bridge but it's then clear when you then reach the other side. Why are people slowing down? I know one of my pals was convinced it was a 50 like the old bridge. Is that it?


Seems to be the case, people find it difficult to understand that you can go 70mph on a bridge.

The constant lane swapping as well, adding to it cars that don't use the full length of the lane to merge just prior to going on the bridge.

Theres a number of factors.
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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 20:33

A mixture of people are bad drivers and people are dumb.
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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 20:43

70 is the limit not an order.

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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 21:02

Driving below the speed limit is arguable almost as dangerous as driving over it though. Seen too many old diddies cruising along a duel carriageway at 40-50 and they're lucky someone doesn't smack into them
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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 21:11

True... But its still not an offence to drive over the bridge at say between 50 & 60 mph.
70 is the max speed... Not the set speed.



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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 21:18

Some folk get nervous driving over bridges and slow down as well.
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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 21:50

Wife goes mad at this.Why the hell is there a jam at the bridge,! get your foots down ,she shouts, every time she crosses it.Choice of words is shocking in car !😃

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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 21:53

People not using the full length of the slip is infuriating. Most days I end up undertaking numpties stopping to merge in as soon as they can. Originally they had stuff on the boards to say to use the full length.
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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 21:59

Why are people so cautious, get the foot down and get over the bridge. 😡
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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 23:33

Said a thousand times for all the miles I travel over the country, the section of motorway from Newbridge to A92 and Halbeath is the absolute worst for slow hesitant drivers. These drivers are probably forced on to a motorway against their wishes and never drive more than 50mph full stop and often through 30mph areas too. Add to that the abundance of tourists who have 5 minutes earlier driven out of Edinburgh Airport in their hire car to the Highlands it is screwed.

I've actually followed drivers from the bridge to Barnton in the morning because they work at the Gyle sat in the outside lane at 50 mph because they obviously do not have the confidence to change lanes before Barnton, they sit there hanging over the steering wheel petrified.

Get on the M6 where the average is 85mph from Scotland to Lancashire it's worlds apart. Doing 85mph on the M90 makes you look like a racing driver due to the low average speed.

As for the merge from the slip it's down to other drivers to allow you to merge and the lane is called an acceleration lane to allow you time to adjust your speed to merge at the flow traffic speed............

Don't get me started on the total A'holes who travel the full length of the lane at 50mph don't use their mirrors and expect you to move to allow them to merge!

While I'm on the rant bus lanes in Edinburgh why are folk so thick, most are only operative between 6.30-9.30am and 4.00-6.30pm meaning many of these roads are duel carriageways the rest of the time. Total thicko's who can't read signs and understand the Highway Code!



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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Wed 10 Jul 04:10

It's actually 0700-0930 😉

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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Wed 10 Jul 05:00

Doing 85mph on the M90 doesn't make you look like a racer it makes you look like a thicko who can't read signs or understand the highway code.

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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 10 Jul 09:10

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Andrew283, Tue 9 Jul 21:02

Driving below the speed limit is arguable almost as dangerous as driving over it though. Seen too many old diddies cruising along a duel carriageway at 40-50 and they're lucky someone doesn't smack into them


Daft thing to say. All drivers should be watching what's ahead. Lucky if some sleepy heid doesn't hit you?....behave!

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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Wed 10 Jul 09:13

old bridge was the same, usually when the ferry was in and rubberneckers slowing to look/take pictures of it





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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Wed 10 Jul 09:26

Did top gear not do an experiment on an oval track where they're were a bunch of cars and they asked people to drive round at 30mph. After a while there were jams...

Think its down to the car in front slows a bit, the car behind not knowing what they're doing slows down a bit more etc until car number 5 stops.
This is a normal reaction - using another example, a lot of the red arrows training is to not react to what the other planes are doing next to them and hold their position, knowing the other pilot will sort it and stay in there slot... Where any other trained pilot would react and move out of position... So while it's infuriating, its understandable

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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Wed 10 Jul 10:38

Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks like | nolike
Date: Wed 10 Jul 05:00

Doing 85mph on the M90 doesn't make you look like a racer it makes you look like a thicko who can't read signs or understand the highway code.


You must be one of those drivers who can't read the big blue signs on the bus lanes in Edinburgh ;-)

PS where did I say I drove at 85mph on M90? I just said if you do you look like a racing drive due to the low average speed of that section of road! I drive everywhere at the legal speed for the road ;-)

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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 10 Jul 11:58

To be fair, a lot of folk avoid the bus lane as it tends to have buses stopped in it.

The Edinburgh road network is a shocker. Poorly planned, terrible road surface, nonsense things like having a crossing right after a roundabout or putting a bus stop next to a junction. My own view was they did this intentionally to try and get a congestion charge implemented and got stuck with it when the charge was rejected.
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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: parsfan  
Date:   Wed 10 Jul 15:20

Also a lot more pot holes in the bus lanes.

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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Wed 10 Jul 15:50

Most of us oldies can remember the days before the bridge was completed and you had to wait for the ferry. The steam would fair be coming out of the ears of you young ‘uns if you had to face that every morning...

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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: JohnnyW  
Date:   Wed 10 Jul 16:09

Good shout Jake, does my nut in. Happens every night, get onto the bridge all the merging is done you get up to 40 mph if you're lucky and about a third of the way onto the bridge have to brake to a standstill.

Why? You're on a motorway there's no traffic merging you can't go anywhere, absoltuly no need to brake.

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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 10 Jul 16:54

nightmare again looking at AA maps - very slow halfway back to m9 slip and then feck all the other side




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 Re: Queensferry Crossing
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Wed 10 Jul 22:12

Don't know if anyone has noticed but they have installed debris netting at the top of the 2 Northerly towers on the East side surely the concrete can't be coming away already?
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