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    Driving underspeed is not causing peril, but those who overtake
    Few weeks ago on the column of “ car and traffic” there was an article with the heading “behind the steering wheel” that left me a bit furious , and thus I would like call for wider discussion about the topic.

    The behaviour according to a rule – if you hesitate, give space to others, in a way is right, especially if we talk about joining the major-road from the side-road. But when you drive in a city center,that rule can be turned upside down and just realize that nowadays the most insolent driver drives first.

    “Who cares about traffic rules; if only I get there before the other drivers.”
    So, where is the consideration and tolerance for the others?

    It also struck me when I read about the underspeed in that article.

    Currently many people think that driving by the speed limits means that you are blocking the roads and in their opinion that’s underspeed.

    As far as I know, in the road traffic act there’s no such thing as underspeeding.Talking about risking the traffic on the grounds, that it causes extreme behaviour among the fellow-drivers like angry overtakings, is pretty far-fetched.

    There will always be drivers who for a reason or another drive different speed from the others. It’s not their fault if there are hotspurs among the drivers who get pissed off even in minor situations like someone driving slowly.

    It’s them who endanger the traffic by angry overtakings.

    According to that article it sounded as if “traffic rage” was acceptable.
    Is this what world has come to?


    (I don't know if there's such term as underspeeding, please come up with better one)

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    Few weeks ago on the column - a few ...in
    “behind the steering wheel”- Capital Letters?
    a bit furious- can you really be 'a bit' furious? Furious is extreme, so I wouldn't use 'a bit' with it
    give space to others- give way?
    just realize that nowadays the most insolent driver drives first- you just have to realise that rude drivers...
    the underspeed - I'd delete the article
    driving by the speed limits - within

    Talking about risking the traffic on the grounds, that - talking about being a traffic hazard on the grounds that...
    overtakings, is - no comma
    It’s them who endanger - They are the ones who
    angry overtakings- aggressive overtaking

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    Thank you very much tDol

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