Dangerous drivers using our village as a racetrack, say residents

Bournemouth Echo: EVIDENCE: Black tyre marks on the A35 where a driver has been  ‘doughnuting’ a rear wheel drive car EVIDENCE: Black tyre marks on the A35 where a driver has been ‘doughnuting’ a rear wheel drive car

DANGEROUS drivers are using Burton as a racetrack and putting others at risk, it has been claimed.

Residents spoke out after tyre marks indicating ‘doughnuting’ were pictured in the Daily Echo.

The practice involves spinning a car at high speed and circular marks were seen on the A35 Christchurch bypass, at its junction with Salisbury Road.

One nearby resident said it is just one of a number of road safety concerns in the village.

“It has been an ongoing problem for years with cars using the village as a racetrack, particularly at the weekends,” she said.

“They are absolute idiots.

“Not only is it dangerous but the noise keeps people awake, particularly in the summer when the windows are open.”

Judy Jamieson, a Burton resident and chairman of the parish council, urged residents to report offenders to the police, preferably with registration numbers and other details of vehicles.

“We know in the village we have an issue with speeding” she said.

“We have had an issue over the years and we have drawn it to the attention of the police. We would urge people to report it so they have some evidence.

“As far as the drivers are concerned, it is dangerous and you could injure yourself or other people. Don’t do it.”

Police have urged residents to report bad driving and Brian Austin, project manager for the No Excuse campaign, said: “We welcome information from the public concerned about road users and their behaviour.

“Project No Excuse responds to intelligence received and uses enforcement to target areas where road safety issues areWild drivi identified.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Dorset Police on 101 or the free Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

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8:49am Tue 3 Dec 13

uberbloke says...

Purewell Crossroads / Stoney Lane Roundabout / Burton / Sainsburys Roundabout

Living in near Purewell we hear screaming engines some nights (and esp. at weekends) between about 12:00 and 02:00, you can hear them from the crossroads to stoney lane and then beyond.

Shouldn't be too difficult to stick an unmarked in side road with a window open...
Purewell Crossroads / Stoney Lane Roundabout / Burton / Sainsburys Roundabout Living in near Purewell we hear screaming engines some nights (and esp. at weekends) between about 12:00 and 02:00, you can hear them from the crossroads to stoney lane and then beyond. Shouldn't be too difficult to stick an unmarked in side road with a window open... uberbloke

8:55am Tue 3 Dec 13

mightyturbo says...

"The practice involves spinning a car at high speed and circular marks were seen on the A35 Christchurch bypass, at its junction with Salisbury Road."

Wrong! A doughnut is not performed at high speed! In fact, this type of stunt is usually performed at less than 10 mph and in some cases, the front wheels may even remain static whiles the car spins in a circular motion.
"The practice involves spinning a car at high speed and circular marks were seen on the A35 Christchurch bypass, at its junction with Salisbury Road." Wrong! A doughnut is not performed at high speed! In fact, this type of stunt is usually performed at less than 10 mph and in some cases, the front wheels may even remain static whiles the car spins in a circular motion. mightyturbo

9:08am Tue 3 Dec 13

Wesoblind says...

One of your burton residents in a silver lexus along that part of bypass swerved into the fast lane and almost killed me just yesterday morning!

People also need to start reporting the bad drivers, i have invested in a camera for my dashboard and will be showing the world the state of driving in dorset. I do alot of driving and the ones that put me in most danger each day are;

Old hesitant people
30 somthing mums in their people carriers
people in vectras or astras

Young people in modified cars never put me in danger and most of them seem very good drivers when im near them on the road.
One of your burton residents in a silver lexus along that part of bypass swerved into the fast lane and almost killed me just yesterday morning! People also need to start reporting the bad drivers, i have invested in a camera for my dashboard and will be showing the world the state of driving in dorset. I do alot of driving and the ones that put me in most danger each day are; Old hesitant people 30 somthing mums in their people carriers people in vectras or astras Young people in modified cars never put me in danger and most of them seem very good drivers when im near them on the road. Wesoblind

9:54am Tue 3 Dec 13

Stereotyped says...

I have only signed up on here because of this thread, as I would just like to get a few tings off my chest.

1) These 'boy racers' you so kindly stereotype...just because their car is loud/modified, doesn't mean they race. Yes, there will be the odd bad apple, but not all of them are like that.

2) They come out at night...when the roads are clearer = safer.

3) I find the majority of 'problem'/'dangerous
' drivers to be normal people...not 'boy racers'. They insist on doing 40mph everywhere...monospe
eds! They will do 40mph in a National Speed Limit road (60mph for those of you who are monospeeds) but when you go to overtake them, safely, they don't allow it...and block you from passing them...or if you do get past, they then flash their full beams at you!
However, when you then enter a 30mph zone, they continue to do 40mph...who is the 'boy racer' now?

4) Mums on the school run, with kids in their cars not in their seatbelts properly, yet the mother seems all to happy to do 40mph past the school and tail gait me.

5) Old people...most of them have very poor eyesight and slow reactions times and should be retested.

Let's just go over why drink driving is banned shall we... Driving when drunk you have slower reaction times and your vision is impaired... Now, remind me again what happens as you get older??

I drive a lot in and around the Bournemout/Poole/Chr
istchurch area, and on a daily basis witness horrendous driving...and 99% of the time I can tell you it is 'normal' people. The 'boy racer' stereotype hardly ever causes me problems.

I am only 23 years old and drive a modified car...but I constantly have tail gaiters on my rear end due to me driving at the speed limits on the roads. If I want to have fun, I take my car to a track with othe like minded people...

The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go.
I have only signed up on here because of this thread, as I would just like to get a few tings off my chest. 1) These 'boy racers' you so kindly stereotype...just because their car is loud/modified, doesn't mean they race. Yes, there will be the odd bad apple, but not all of them are like that. 2) They come out at night...when the roads are clearer = safer. 3) I find the majority of 'problem'/'dangerous ' drivers to be normal people...not 'boy racers'. They insist on doing 40mph everywhere...monospe eds! They will do 40mph in a National Speed Limit road (60mph for those of you who are monospeeds) but when you go to overtake them, safely, they don't allow it...and block you from passing them...or if you do get past, they then flash their full beams at you! However, when you then enter a 30mph zone, they continue to do 40mph...who is the 'boy racer' now? 4) Mums on the school run, with kids in their cars not in their seatbelts properly, yet the mother seems all to happy to do 40mph past the school and tail gait me. 5) Old people...most of them have very poor eyesight and slow reactions times and should be retested. Let's just go over why drink driving is banned shall we... Driving when drunk you have slower reaction times and your vision is impaired... Now, remind me again what happens as you get older?? I drive a lot in and around the Bournemout/Poole/Chr istchurch area, and on a daily basis witness horrendous driving...and 99% of the time I can tell you it is 'normal' people. The 'boy racer' stereotype hardly ever causes me problems. I am only 23 years old and drive a modified car...but I constantly have tail gaiters on my rear end due to me driving at the speed limits on the roads. If I want to have fun, I take my car to a track with othe like minded people... The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go. Stereotyped

10:01am Tue 3 Dec 13

Isosceles says...

Stereotyped says..The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go.
What is amusing is that these tail-gaters get so close that they then have to reverse to be able to pass your vehicle if you stop.
Stereotyped says..The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go. What is amusing is that these tail-gaters get so close that they then have to reverse to be able to pass your vehicle if you stop. Isosceles

10:05am Tue 3 Dec 13

suzigirl says...

It is the same on the Dorset Way - boy racers in the late evening/early hours of the morning!
It is the same on the Dorset Way - boy racers in the late evening/early hours of the morning! suzigirl

10:09am Tue 3 Dec 13

Stereotyped says...

suzigirl wrote:
It is the same on the Dorset Way - boy racers in the late evening/early hours of the morning!
Okay, which is worse;

a) People (not stereotyping) driving a bit faster late at night when the roads are clear of traffic, kids playing etc.

b) People speeding/tail gaiting in the daytime where the roads are very busy and kids are going to and from school.

?

In no way an I condoning speeding/reckless driving. But out of those 2... b) clearly stands out as the worst in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: It is the same on the Dorset Way - boy racers in the late evening/early hours of the morning![/p][/quote]Okay, which is worse; a) People (not stereotyping) driving a bit faster late at night when the roads are clear of traffic, kids playing etc. b) People speeding/tail gaiting in the daytime where the roads are very busy and kids are going to and from school. ? In no way an I condoning speeding/reckless driving. But out of those 2... b) clearly stands out as the worst in my opinion. Stereotyped

10:13am Tue 3 Dec 13

retry69 says...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOAH do my eyes deceive me are there people leaving comments here that actually do not believe that all the bad driving we see are NOT boy racers and that they could possibly be from the an older age group.Well there is hope,thats all I can say (for now anyway) :)
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOAH do my eyes deceive me are there people leaving comments here that actually do not believe that all the bad driving we see are NOT boy racers and that they could possibly be from the an older age group.Well there is hope,thats all I can say (for now anyway) :) retry69

11:31am Tue 3 Dec 13

speedy231278 says...

If there is an issue, why do the police not patrol more regularly, and/or why are cameras not put up? Presumably there is not enough of an issue to make enough revenue?
If there is an issue, why do the police not patrol more regularly, and/or why are cameras not put up? Presumably there is not enough of an issue to make enough revenue? speedy231278

11:38am Tue 3 Dec 13

bobthedestroyer says...

More than likely going to be a local living in Burton, bit a weird place to drive to do doughnuts.
More than likely going to be a local living in Burton, bit a weird place to drive to do doughnuts. bobthedestroyer

11:43am Tue 3 Dec 13

Hessenford says...

speedy231278 wrote:
If there is an issue, why do the police not patrol more regularly, and/or why are cameras not put up? Presumably there is not enough of an issue to make enough revenue?
Here we go, cameras again, what about the police showing a presence to stop this, cameras are not the answer, cameras just witness the event and take a picture, a police officer witnesses the event and stops it there and then, had enough of cameras, they don't work, drivers slow down through the camera and then continue to do what they like, old fashioned policing, thats the answer, that is of course if you can find a copper these days.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: If there is an issue, why do the police not patrol more regularly, and/or why are cameras not put up? Presumably there is not enough of an issue to make enough revenue?[/p][/quote]Here we go, cameras again, what about the police showing a presence to stop this, cameras are not the answer, cameras just witness the event and take a picture, a police officer witnesses the event and stops it there and then, had enough of cameras, they don't work, drivers slow down through the camera and then continue to do what they like, old fashioned policing, thats the answer, that is of course if you can find a copper these days. Hessenford

11:50am Tue 3 Dec 13

master plan says...

If you live in burton you'll probably know the culprits the first one is DH and another is SK I know them as they use to work for me and I have seen some of there vids they seem to think there drift kings
If you live in burton you'll probably know the culprits the first one is DH and another is SK I know them as they use to work for me and I have seen some of there vids they seem to think there drift kings master plan

12:07pm Tue 3 Dec 13

suzigirl says...

Stereotyped wrote:
suzigirl wrote: It is the same on the Dorset Way - boy racers in the late evening/early hours of the morning!
Okay, which is worse; a) People (not stereotyping) driving a bit faster late at night when the roads are clear of traffic, kids playing etc. b) People speeding/tail gaiting in the daytime where the roads are very busy and kids are going to and from school. ? In no way an I condoning speeding/reckless driving. But out of those 2... b) clearly stands out as the worst in my opinion.
Don't see many children playing on the Dorset Way in the day time!
[quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: It is the same on the Dorset Way - boy racers in the late evening/early hours of the morning![/p][/quote]Okay, which is worse; a) People (not stereotyping) driving a bit faster late at night when the roads are clear of traffic, kids playing etc. b) People speeding/tail gaiting in the daytime where the roads are very busy and kids are going to and from school. ? In no way an I condoning speeding/reckless driving. But out of those 2... b) clearly stands out as the worst in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Don't see many children playing on the Dorset Way in the day time! suzigirl

12:27pm Tue 3 Dec 13

mightyturbo says...

Stereotyped wrote:
I have only signed up on here because of this thread, as I would just like to get a few tings off my chest.

1) These 'boy racers' you so kindly stereotype...just because their car is loud/modified, doesn't mean they race. Yes, there will be the odd bad apple, but not all of them are like that.

2) They come out at night...when the roads are clearer = safer.

3) I find the majority of 'problem'/'dangerous

' drivers to be normal people...not 'boy racers'. They insist on doing 40mph everywhere...monospe

eds! They will do 40mph in a National Speed Limit road (60mph for those of you who are monospeeds) but when you go to overtake them, safely, they don't allow it...and block you from passing them...or if you do get past, they then flash their full beams at you!
However, when you then enter a 30mph zone, they continue to do 40mph...who is the 'boy racer' now?

4) Mums on the school run, with kids in their cars not in their seatbelts properly, yet the mother seems all to happy to do 40mph past the school and tail gait me.

5) Old people...most of them have very poor eyesight and slow reactions times and should be retested.

Let's just go over why drink driving is banned shall we... Driving when drunk you have slower reaction times and your vision is impaired... Now, remind me again what happens as you get older??

I drive a lot in and around the Bournemout/Poole/Chr

istchurch area, and on a daily basis witness horrendous driving...and 99% of the time I can tell you it is 'normal' people. The 'boy racer' stereotype hardly ever causes me problems.

I am only 23 years old and drive a modified car...but I constantly have tail gaiters on my rear end due to me driving at the speed limits on the roads. If I want to have fun, I take my car to a track with othe like minded people...

The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go.
I couldn't have said it better myself! Also of a similar age and driving a modified car so i guess that i fall into the "boy racer" category.

What's really interesting is the amount of "Normal" drivers that seem to try and goad me into driving that little bit faster almost on a daily basis. I have lost count how many times a BMW, Audi, 4x4, Van and of course Mums have tried getting in my boot whilst i have been out driving.

There is a minority of modified car drivers that choose to drive like lunatics, no one can deny this. However, with all things considered, there is a huge majority of drivers that need to start looking a little closer to home and by this i mean the van drivers, the mums, the old people, before they start putting the entire modified scene into one bracket.
[quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: I have only signed up on here because of this thread, as I would just like to get a few tings off my chest. 1) These 'boy racers' you so kindly stereotype...just because their car is loud/modified, doesn't mean they race. Yes, there will be the odd bad apple, but not all of them are like that. 2) They come out at night...when the roads are clearer = safer. 3) I find the majority of 'problem'/'dangerous ' drivers to be normal people...not 'boy racers'. They insist on doing 40mph everywhere...monospe eds! They will do 40mph in a National Speed Limit road (60mph for those of you who are monospeeds) but when you go to overtake them, safely, they don't allow it...and block you from passing them...or if you do get past, they then flash their full beams at you! However, when you then enter a 30mph zone, they continue to do 40mph...who is the 'boy racer' now? 4) Mums on the school run, with kids in their cars not in their seatbelts properly, yet the mother seems all to happy to do 40mph past the school and tail gait me. 5) Old people...most of them have very poor eyesight and slow reactions times and should be retested. Let's just go over why drink driving is banned shall we... Driving when drunk you have slower reaction times and your vision is impaired... Now, remind me again what happens as you get older?? I drive a lot in and around the Bournemout/Poole/Chr istchurch area, and on a daily basis witness horrendous driving...and 99% of the time I can tell you it is 'normal' people. The 'boy racer' stereotype hardly ever causes me problems. I am only 23 years old and drive a modified car...but I constantly have tail gaiters on my rear end due to me driving at the speed limits on the roads. If I want to have fun, I take my car to a track with othe like minded people... The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go.[/p][/quote]I couldn't have said it better myself! Also of a similar age and driving a modified car so i guess that i fall into the "boy racer" category. What's really interesting is the amount of "Normal" drivers that seem to try and goad me into driving that little bit faster almost on a daily basis. I have lost count how many times a BMW, Audi, 4x4, Van and of course Mums have tried getting in my boot whilst i have been out driving. There is a minority of modified car drivers that choose to drive like lunatics, no one can deny this. However, with all things considered, there is a huge majority of drivers that need to start looking a little closer to home and by this i mean the van drivers, the mums, the old people, before they start putting the entire modified scene into one bracket. mightyturbo

12:40pm Tue 3 Dec 13

mightyturbo says...

master plan wrote:
If you live in burton you'll probably know the culprits the first one is DH and another is SK I know them as they use to work for me and I have seen some of there vids they seem to think there drift kings
So these people like to drift, it makes them responsible for these markings? Based on what evidence?

It could have been anyone.
[quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: If you live in burton you'll probably know the culprits the first one is DH and another is SK I know them as they use to work for me and I have seen some of there vids they seem to think there drift kings[/p][/quote]So these people like to drift, it makes them responsible for these markings? Based on what evidence? It could have been anyone. mightyturbo

12:49pm Tue 3 Dec 13

master plan says...

I've seen the videos they race down the A35 then show off by drifting around the sainsbuys round about. Strangely all this happens in burton and Christchurch and I've seen the videos
I've seen the videos they race down the A35 then show off by drifting around the sainsbuys round about. Strangely all this happens in burton and Christchurch and I've seen the videos master plan

1:14pm Tue 3 Dec 13

mightyturbo says...

master plan wrote:
I've seen the videos they race down the A35 then show off by drifting around the sainsbuys round about. Strangely all this happens in burton and Christchurch and I've seen the videos
Are there any videos of them doing it at this junction?
[quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: I've seen the videos they race down the A35 then show off by drifting around the sainsbuys round about. Strangely all this happens in burton and Christchurch and I've seen the videos[/p][/quote]Are there any videos of them doing it at this junction? mightyturbo

2:36pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Stereotyped says...

suzigirl wrote:
Stereotyped wrote:
suzigirl wrote: It is the same on the Dorset Way - boy racers in the late evening/early hours of the morning!
Okay, which is worse; a) People (not stereotyping) driving a bit faster late at night when the roads are clear of traffic, kids playing etc. b) People speeding/tail gaiting in the daytime where the roads are very busy and kids are going to and from school. ? In no way an I condoning speeding/reckless driving. But out of those 2... b) clearly stands out as the worst in my opinion.
Don't see many children playing on the Dorset Way in the day time!
You fail to see the point I was making and have tried to be funny about it, classic way of deferring the truth.

You cannot deny it is worse to speed in busy times with hundrds of other motorists about around schools and in villages with footpaths... than late at night on a dual carriageway.

Either way, speeding is bad...but 1 is worse than the other.

Don't put someone in a bracket of 'boy racer' just because they drive a modified car. I can tell you know, I am a far more civilised and law abiding driver than most 'non boy racers' out there on Dorsets roads.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: It is the same on the Dorset Way - boy racers in the late evening/early hours of the morning![/p][/quote]Okay, which is worse; a) People (not stereotyping) driving a bit faster late at night when the roads are clear of traffic, kids playing etc. b) People speeding/tail gaiting in the daytime where the roads are very busy and kids are going to and from school. ? In no way an I condoning speeding/reckless driving. But out of those 2... b) clearly stands out as the worst in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Don't see many children playing on the Dorset Way in the day time![/p][/quote]You fail to see the point I was making and have tried to be funny about it, classic way of deferring the truth. You cannot deny it is worse to speed in busy times with hundrds of other motorists about around schools and in villages with footpaths... than late at night on a dual carriageway. Either way, speeding is bad...but 1 is worse than the other. Don't put someone in a bracket of 'boy racer' just because they drive a modified car. I can tell you know, I am a far more civilised and law abiding driver than most 'non boy racers' out there on Dorsets roads. Stereotyped

2:38pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Stereotyped says...

mightyturbo wrote:
Stereotyped wrote: I have only signed up on here because of this thread, as I would just like to get a few tings off my chest. 1) These 'boy racers' you so kindly stereotype...just because their car is loud/modified, doesn't mean they race. Yes, there will be the odd bad apple, but not all of them are like that. 2) They come out at night...when the roads are clearer = safer. 3) I find the majority of 'problem'/'dangerous ' drivers to be normal people...not 'boy racers'. They insist on doing 40mph everywhere...monospe eds! They will do 40mph in a National Speed Limit road (60mph for those of you who are monospeeds) but when you go to overtake them, safely, they don't allow it...and block you from passing them...or if you do get past, they then flash their full beams at you! However, when you then enter a 30mph zone, they continue to do 40mph...who is the 'boy racer' now? 4) Mums on the school run, with kids in their cars not in their seatbelts properly, yet the mother seems all to happy to do 40mph past the school and tail gait me. 5) Old people...most of them have very poor eyesight and slow reactions times and should be retested. Let's just go over why drink driving is banned shall we... Driving when drunk you have slower reaction times and your vision is impaired... Now, remind me again what happens as you get older?? I drive a lot in and around the Bournemout/Poole/Chr istchurch area, and on a daily basis witness horrendous driving...and 99% of the time I can tell you it is 'normal' people. The 'boy racer' stereotype hardly ever causes me problems. I am only 23 years old and drive a modified car...but I constantly have tail gaiters on my rear end due to me driving at the speed limits on the roads. If I want to have fun, I take my car to a track with othe like minded people... The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go.
I couldn't have said it better myself! Also of a similar age and driving a modified car so i guess that i fall into the "boy racer" category. What's really interesting is the amount of "Normal" drivers that seem to try and goad me into driving that little bit faster almost on a daily basis. I have lost count how many times a BMW, Audi, 4x4, Van and of course Mums have tried getting in my boot whilst i have been out driving. There is a minority of modified car drivers that choose to drive like lunatics, no one can deny this. However, with all things considered, there is a huge majority of drivers that need to start looking a little closer to home and by this i mean the van drivers, the mums, the old people, before they start putting the entire modified scene into one bracket.
I get it all the time too (people trying to make me race). I just ignore them and if they get closer to my rear end, I slow down...gradually...u
ntil they eventually get frustrated and give up.

Not wasting my petrol (money) for someone else, the speed limit is 30mph...I'm going to do 30mph.
[quote][p][bold]mightyturbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: I have only signed up on here because of this thread, as I would just like to get a few tings off my chest. 1) These 'boy racers' you so kindly stereotype...just because their car is loud/modified, doesn't mean they race. Yes, there will be the odd bad apple, but not all of them are like that. 2) They come out at night...when the roads are clearer = safer. 3) I find the majority of 'problem'/'dangerous ' drivers to be normal people...not 'boy racers'. They insist on doing 40mph everywhere...monospe eds! They will do 40mph in a National Speed Limit road (60mph for those of you who are monospeeds) but when you go to overtake them, safely, they don't allow it...and block you from passing them...or if you do get past, they then flash their full beams at you! However, when you then enter a 30mph zone, they continue to do 40mph...who is the 'boy racer' now? 4) Mums on the school run, with kids in their cars not in their seatbelts properly, yet the mother seems all to happy to do 40mph past the school and tail gait me. 5) Old people...most of them have very poor eyesight and slow reactions times and should be retested. Let's just go over why drink driving is banned shall we... Driving when drunk you have slower reaction times and your vision is impaired... Now, remind me again what happens as you get older?? I drive a lot in and around the Bournemout/Poole/Chr istchurch area, and on a daily basis witness horrendous driving...and 99% of the time I can tell you it is 'normal' people. The 'boy racer' stereotype hardly ever causes me problems. I am only 23 years old and drive a modified car...but I constantly have tail gaiters on my rear end due to me driving at the speed limits on the roads. If I want to have fun, I take my car to a track with othe like minded people... The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go.[/p][/quote]I couldn't have said it better myself! Also of a similar age and driving a modified car so i guess that i fall into the "boy racer" category. What's really interesting is the amount of "Normal" drivers that seem to try and goad me into driving that little bit faster almost on a daily basis. I have lost count how many times a BMW, Audi, 4x4, Van and of course Mums have tried getting in my boot whilst i have been out driving. There is a minority of modified car drivers that choose to drive like lunatics, no one can deny this. However, with all things considered, there is a huge majority of drivers that need to start looking a little closer to home and by this i mean the van drivers, the mums, the old people, before they start putting the entire modified scene into one bracket.[/p][/quote]I get it all the time too (people trying to make me race). I just ignore them and if they get closer to my rear end, I slow down...gradually...u ntil they eventually get frustrated and give up. Not wasting my petrol (money) for someone else, the speed limit is 30mph...I'm going to do 30mph. Stereotyped

4:04pm Tue 3 Dec 13

"boyracer" says...

master plan wrote:
If you live in burton you'll probably know the culprits the first one is DH and another is SK I know them as they use to work for me and I have seen some of there vids they seem to think there drift kings
just to clarify, i am the infamous DH, and i DO NOT appreciate being accused of something i have nothing to do with!! next time you want to accuse people of something get your fact straight before you do something that could get innocent people in alot of trouble!! i am known already to the police mainly because my neighbours thinks its ok to complain about me working on my car outside my house which i am more than entitled to do, and do not need or want any more herassment from them for anything!!
[quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: If you live in burton you'll probably know the culprits the first one is DH and another is SK I know them as they use to work for me and I have seen some of there vids they seem to think there drift kings[/p][/quote]just to clarify, i am the infamous DH, and i DO NOT appreciate being accused of something i have nothing to do with!! next time you want to accuse people of something get your fact straight before you do something that could get innocent people in alot of trouble!! i am known already to the police mainly because my neighbours thinks its ok to complain about me working on my car outside my house which i am more than entitled to do, and do not need or want any more herassment from them for anything!! "boyracer"

4:15pm Tue 3 Dec 13

"boyracer" says...

master plan wrote:
I've seen the videos they race down the A35 then show off by drifting around the sainsbuys round about. Strangely all this happens in burton and Christchurch and I've seen the videos
you talk of seeing videos of racing down the a35 then drifting sainburys roundabout... you talk utter rubbish (being extremely polite about it) as you are accusing me personally of doing these things i will comment in a first person aspect and say i have never made any video like this.... ever! if you are who i think you are then you can refer to the message i sent to you earlier saying i do my "showing off" at various tracks and have no intention of making idiotic videos about how much of a hero i am on the roads! past present or in the future. like i said before, stop accusing me of thing i have not done!
[quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: I've seen the videos they race down the A35 then show off by drifting around the sainsbuys round about. Strangely all this happens in burton and Christchurch and I've seen the videos[/p][/quote]you talk of seeing videos of racing down the a35 then drifting sainburys roundabout... you talk utter rubbish (being extremely polite about it) as you are accusing me personally of doing these things i will comment in a first person aspect and say i have never made any video like this.... ever! if you are who i think you are then you can refer to the message i sent to you earlier saying i do my "showing off" at various tracks and have no intention of making idiotic videos about how much of a hero i am on the roads! past present or in the future. like i said before, stop accusing me of thing i have not done! "boyracer"

4:41pm Tue 3 Dec 13

suzigirl says...

mightyturbo wrote:
Stereotyped wrote: I have only signed up on here because of this thread, as I would just like to get a few tings off my chest. 1) These 'boy racers' you so kindly stereotype...just because their car is loud/modified, doesn't mean they race. Yes, there will be the odd bad apple, but not all of them are like that. 2) They come out at night...when the roads are clearer = safer. 3) I find the majority of 'problem'/'dangerous ' drivers to be normal people...not 'boy racers'. They insist on doing 40mph everywhere...monospe eds! They will do 40mph in a National Speed Limit road (60mph for those of you who are monospeeds) but when you go to overtake them, safely, they don't allow it...and block you from passing them...or if you do get past, they then flash their full beams at you! However, when you then enter a 30mph zone, they continue to do 40mph...who is the 'boy racer' now? 4) Mums on the school run, with kids in their cars not in their seatbelts properly, yet the mother seems all to happy to do 40mph past the school and tail gait me. 5) Old people...most of them have very poor eyesight and slow reactions times and should be retested. Let's just go over why drink driving is banned shall we... Driving when drunk you have slower reaction times and your vision is impaired... Now, remind me again what happens as you get older?? I drive a lot in and around the Bournemout/Poole/Chr istchurch area, and on a daily basis witness horrendous driving...and 99% of the time I can tell you it is 'normal' people. The 'boy racer' stereotype hardly ever causes me problems. I am only 23 years old and drive a modified car...but I constantly have tail gaiters on my rear end due to me driving at the speed limits on the roads. If I want to have fun, I take my car to a track with othe like minded people... The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go.
I couldn't have said it better myself! Also of a similar age and driving a modified car so i guess that i fall into the "boy racer" category. What's really interesting is the amount of "Normal" drivers that seem to try and goad me into driving that little bit faster almost on a daily basis. I have lost count how many times a BMW, Audi, 4x4, Van and of course Mums have tried getting in my boot whilst i have been out driving. There is a minority of modified car drivers that choose to drive like lunatics, no one can deny this. However, with all things considered, there is a huge majority of drivers that need to start looking a little closer to home and by this i mean the van drivers, the mums, the old people, before they start putting the entire modified scene into one bracket.
On the other hand when on one of our motorbikes (granny and grandad!) (Kawasaki ZZR1400 - the fastest production bike there is) we do get the dustbin lid exhaust boy racers thinking they can take us on - in their dreams - absolutely no chance but it does amuse us!
[quote][p][bold]mightyturbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: I have only signed up on here because of this thread, as I would just like to get a few tings off my chest. 1) These 'boy racers' you so kindly stereotype...just because their car is loud/modified, doesn't mean they race. Yes, there will be the odd bad apple, but not all of them are like that. 2) They come out at night...when the roads are clearer = safer. 3) I find the majority of 'problem'/'dangerous ' drivers to be normal people...not 'boy racers'. They insist on doing 40mph everywhere...monospe eds! They will do 40mph in a National Speed Limit road (60mph for those of you who are monospeeds) but when you go to overtake them, safely, they don't allow it...and block you from passing them...or if you do get past, they then flash their full beams at you! However, when you then enter a 30mph zone, they continue to do 40mph...who is the 'boy racer' now? 4) Mums on the school run, with kids in their cars not in their seatbelts properly, yet the mother seems all to happy to do 40mph past the school and tail gait me. 5) Old people...most of them have very poor eyesight and slow reactions times and should be retested. Let's just go over why drink driving is banned shall we... Driving when drunk you have slower reaction times and your vision is impaired... Now, remind me again what happens as you get older?? I drive a lot in and around the Bournemout/Poole/Chr istchurch area, and on a daily basis witness horrendous driving...and 99% of the time I can tell you it is 'normal' people. The 'boy racer' stereotype hardly ever causes me problems. I am only 23 years old and drive a modified car...but I constantly have tail gaiters on my rear end due to me driving at the speed limits on the roads. If I want to have fun, I take my car to a track with othe like minded people... The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go.[/p][/quote]I couldn't have said it better myself! Also of a similar age and driving a modified car so i guess that i fall into the "boy racer" category. What's really interesting is the amount of "Normal" drivers that seem to try and goad me into driving that little bit faster almost on a daily basis. I have lost count how many times a BMW, Audi, 4x4, Van and of course Mums have tried getting in my boot whilst i have been out driving. There is a minority of modified car drivers that choose to drive like lunatics, no one can deny this. However, with all things considered, there is a huge majority of drivers that need to start looking a little closer to home and by this i mean the van drivers, the mums, the old people, before they start putting the entire modified scene into one bracket.[/p][/quote]On the other hand when on one of our motorbikes (granny and grandad!) (Kawasaki ZZR1400 - the fastest production bike there is) we do get the dustbin lid exhaust boy racers thinking they can take us on - in their dreams - absolutely no chance but it does amuse us! suzigirl

5:34pm Tue 3 Dec 13

mightyturbo says...

suzigirl wrote:
mightyturbo wrote:
Stereotyped wrote: I have only signed up on here because of this thread, as I would just like to get a few tings off my chest. 1) These 'boy racers' you so kindly stereotype...just because their car is loud/modified, doesn't mean they race. Yes, there will be the odd bad apple, but not all of them are like that. 2) They come out at night...when the roads are clearer = safer. 3) I find the majority of 'problem'/'dangerous ' drivers to be normal people...not 'boy racers'. They insist on doing 40mph everywhere...monospe eds! They will do 40mph in a National Speed Limit road (60mph for those of you who are monospeeds) but when you go to overtake them, safely, they don't allow it...and block you from passing them...or if you do get past, they then flash their full beams at you! However, when you then enter a 30mph zone, they continue to do 40mph...who is the 'boy racer' now? 4) Mums on the school run, with kids in their cars not in their seatbelts properly, yet the mother seems all to happy to do 40mph past the school and tail gait me. 5) Old people...most of them have very poor eyesight and slow reactions times and should be retested. Let's just go over why drink driving is banned shall we... Driving when drunk you have slower reaction times and your vision is impaired... Now, remind me again what happens as you get older?? I drive a lot in and around the Bournemout/Poole/Chr istchurch area, and on a daily basis witness horrendous driving...and 99% of the time I can tell you it is 'normal' people. The 'boy racer' stereotype hardly ever causes me problems. I am only 23 years old and drive a modified car...but I constantly have tail gaiters on my rear end due to me driving at the speed limits on the roads. If I want to have fun, I take my car to a track with othe like minded people... The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go.
I couldn't have said it better myself! Also of a similar age and driving a modified car so i guess that i fall into the "boy racer" category. What's really interesting is the amount of "Normal" drivers that seem to try and goad me into driving that little bit faster almost on a daily basis. I have lost count how many times a BMW, Audi, 4x4, Van and of course Mums have tried getting in my boot whilst i have been out driving. There is a minority of modified car drivers that choose to drive like lunatics, no one can deny this. However, with all things considered, there is a huge majority of drivers that need to start looking a little closer to home and by this i mean the van drivers, the mums, the old people, before they start putting the entire modified scene into one bracket.
On the other hand when on one of our motorbikes (granny and grandad!) (Kawasaki ZZR1400 - the fastest production bike there is) we do get the dustbin lid exhaust boy racers thinking they can take us on - in their dreams - absolutely no chance but it does amuse us!
True, i have witnessed that many times and chuckled. I've also witnessed "boy racers" running in excess of a 1000bhp that'll do a busa turbo all day long on a third gear pull but who's counting? ;)

I forgot about the Motorcyclists. I'd go as far as to say that some, like "boy racers", fall into the lunatic minority. Sitting in ones blind spot, weaving in and out of traffic cm's from my car. Oh and lets not forget Tuesday nights! Think bike? We'll that's the only thing i'm thinking about when lying in bed listening to them scream down the Dorset way! Everyone knows it's high speed as well because only 4th gear lasts that long.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mightyturbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: I have only signed up on here because of this thread, as I would just like to get a few tings off my chest. 1) These 'boy racers' you so kindly stereotype...just because their car is loud/modified, doesn't mean they race. Yes, there will be the odd bad apple, but not all of them are like that. 2) They come out at night...when the roads are clearer = safer. 3) I find the majority of 'problem'/'dangerous ' drivers to be normal people...not 'boy racers'. They insist on doing 40mph everywhere...monospe eds! They will do 40mph in a National Speed Limit road (60mph for those of you who are monospeeds) but when you go to overtake them, safely, they don't allow it...and block you from passing them...or if you do get past, they then flash their full beams at you! However, when you then enter a 30mph zone, they continue to do 40mph...who is the 'boy racer' now? 4) Mums on the school run, with kids in their cars not in their seatbelts properly, yet the mother seems all to happy to do 40mph past the school and tail gait me. 5) Old people...most of them have very poor eyesight and slow reactions times and should be retested. Let's just go over why drink driving is banned shall we... Driving when drunk you have slower reaction times and your vision is impaired... Now, remind me again what happens as you get older?? I drive a lot in and around the Bournemout/Poole/Chr istchurch area, and on a daily basis witness horrendous driving...and 99% of the time I can tell you it is 'normal' people. The 'boy racer' stereotype hardly ever causes me problems. I am only 23 years old and drive a modified car...but I constantly have tail gaiters on my rear end due to me driving at the speed limits on the roads. If I want to have fun, I take my car to a track with othe like minded people... The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go.[/p][/quote]I couldn't have said it better myself! Also of a similar age and driving a modified car so i guess that i fall into the "boy racer" category. What's really interesting is the amount of "Normal" drivers that seem to try and goad me into driving that little bit faster almost on a daily basis. I have lost count how many times a BMW, Audi, 4x4, Van and of course Mums have tried getting in my boot whilst i have been out driving. There is a minority of modified car drivers that choose to drive like lunatics, no one can deny this. However, with all things considered, there is a huge majority of drivers that need to start looking a little closer to home and by this i mean the van drivers, the mums, the old people, before they start putting the entire modified scene into one bracket.[/p][/quote]On the other hand when on one of our motorbikes (granny and grandad!) (Kawasaki ZZR1400 - the fastest production bike there is) we do get the dustbin lid exhaust boy racers thinking they can take us on - in their dreams - absolutely no chance but it does amuse us![/p][/quote]True, i have witnessed that many times and chuckled. I've also witnessed "boy racers" running in excess of a 1000bhp that'll do a busa turbo all day long on a third gear pull but who's counting? ;) I forgot about the Motorcyclists. I'd go as far as to say that some, like "boy racers", fall into the lunatic minority. Sitting in ones blind spot, weaving in and out of traffic cm's from my car. Oh and lets not forget Tuesday nights! Think bike? We'll that's the only thing i'm thinking about when lying in bed listening to them scream down the Dorset way! Everyone knows it's high speed as well because only 4th gear lasts that long. mightyturbo

6:18pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Imperial b says...

They are all forgetting that they were young once and probably done similar things but it's not just a problem in Christchurch but Bournemouth and Poole
They are all forgetting that they were young once and probably done similar things but it's not just a problem in Christchurch but Bournemouth and Poole Imperial b

9:06pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Vicvic says...

This is NOT doughnuting know your basics. Usual second rate echo journalism.
This is NOT doughnuting know your basics. Usual second rate echo journalism. Vicvic

7:41am Wed 4 Dec 13

tbpoole says...

Just waiting for dorsetspeed to pop up here and explain how speed doesn't kill.
Just waiting for dorsetspeed to pop up here and explain how speed doesn't kill. tbpoole

8:08am Wed 4 Dec 13

Stereotyped says...

tbpoole wrote:
Just waiting for dorsetspeed to pop up here and explain how speed doesn't kill.
Speed doesn't kill...suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.

There is a difference between 'speed' and 'speeding' though... Speed is anything other than stationary, even 1mph is 'at speed'. Conversely, 'speeding' is the act of going faster than the speed limit (notice how the limit is called a 'speed' limit).

You could die crashing your car at 30mph, so the whole arguement about speed is poinltess.

What needs to be addressed is driver standards! If people were better, more competent drivers, then speed would be far less of a factor to worry about.
[quote][p][bold]tbpoole[/bold] wrote: Just waiting for dorsetspeed to pop up here and explain how speed doesn't kill.[/p][/quote]Speed doesn't kill...suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you. There is a difference between 'speed' and 'speeding' though... Speed is anything other than stationary, even 1mph is 'at speed'. Conversely, 'speeding' is the act of going faster than the speed limit (notice how the limit is called a 'speed' limit). You could die crashing your car at 30mph, so the whole arguement about speed is poinltess. What needs to be addressed is driver standards! If people were better, more competent drivers, then speed would be far less of a factor to worry about. Stereotyped

3:22pm Wed 4 Dec 13

suzigirl says...

mightyturbo wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
mightyturbo wrote:
Stereotyped wrote: I have only signed up on here because of this thread, as I would just like to get a few tings off my chest. 1) These 'boy racers' you so kindly stereotype...just because their car is loud/modified, doesn't mean they race. Yes, there will be the odd bad apple, but not all of them are like that. 2) They come out at night...when the roads are clearer = safer. 3) I find the majority of 'problem'/'dangerous ' drivers to be normal people...not 'boy racers'. They insist on doing 40mph everywhere...monospe eds! They will do 40mph in a National Speed Limit road (60mph for those of you who are monospeeds) but when you go to overtake them, safely, they don't allow it...and block you from passing them...or if you do get past, they then flash their full beams at you! However, when you then enter a 30mph zone, they continue to do 40mph...who is the 'boy racer' now? 4) Mums on the school run, with kids in their cars not in their seatbelts properly, yet the mother seems all to happy to do 40mph past the school and tail gait me. 5) Old people...most of them have very poor eyesight and slow reactions times and should be retested. Let's just go over why drink driving is banned shall we... Driving when drunk you have slower reaction times and your vision is impaired... Now, remind me again what happens as you get older?? I drive a lot in and around the Bournemout/Poole/Chr istchurch area, and on a daily basis witness horrendous driving...and 99% of the time I can tell you it is 'normal' people. The 'boy racer' stereotype hardly ever causes me problems. I am only 23 years old and drive a modified car...but I constantly have tail gaiters on my rear end due to me driving at the speed limits on the roads. If I want to have fun, I take my car to a track with othe like minded people... The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go.
I couldn't have said it better myself! Also of a similar age and driving a modified car so i guess that i fall into the "boy racer" category. What's really interesting is the amount of "Normal" drivers that seem to try and goad me into driving that little bit faster almost on a daily basis. I have lost count how many times a BMW, Audi, 4x4, Van and of course Mums have tried getting in my boot whilst i have been out driving. There is a minority of modified car drivers that choose to drive like lunatics, no one can deny this. However, with all things considered, there is a huge majority of drivers that need to start looking a little closer to home and by this i mean the van drivers, the mums, the old people, before they start putting the entire modified scene into one bracket.
On the other hand when on one of our motorbikes (granny and grandad!) (Kawasaki ZZR1400 - the fastest production bike there is) we do get the dustbin lid exhaust boy racers thinking they can take us on - in their dreams - absolutely no chance but it does amuse us!
True, i have witnessed that many times and chuckled. I've also witnessed "boy racers" running in excess of a 1000bhp that'll do a busa turbo all day long on a third gear pull but who's counting? ;) I forgot about the Motorcyclists. I'd go as far as to say that some, like "boy racers", fall into the lunatic minority. Sitting in ones blind spot, weaving in and out of traffic cm's from my car. Oh and lets not forget Tuesday nights! Think bike? We'll that's the only thing i'm thinking about when lying in bed listening to them scream down the Dorset way! Everyone knows it's high speed as well because only 4th gear lasts that long.
Hyabusas are too old hat now even with nitris - the new ZZR all the way!
[quote][p][bold]mightyturbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mightyturbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: I have only signed up on here because of this thread, as I would just like to get a few tings off my chest. 1) These 'boy racers' you so kindly stereotype...just because their car is loud/modified, doesn't mean they race. Yes, there will be the odd bad apple, but not all of them are like that. 2) They come out at night...when the roads are clearer = safer. 3) I find the majority of 'problem'/'dangerous ' drivers to be normal people...not 'boy racers'. They insist on doing 40mph everywhere...monospe eds! They will do 40mph in a National Speed Limit road (60mph for those of you who are monospeeds) but when you go to overtake them, safely, they don't allow it...and block you from passing them...or if you do get past, they then flash their full beams at you! However, when you then enter a 30mph zone, they continue to do 40mph...who is the 'boy racer' now? 4) Mums on the school run, with kids in their cars not in their seatbelts properly, yet the mother seems all to happy to do 40mph past the school and tail gait me. 5) Old people...most of them have very poor eyesight and slow reactions times and should be retested. Let's just go over why drink driving is banned shall we... Driving when drunk you have slower reaction times and your vision is impaired... Now, remind me again what happens as you get older?? I drive a lot in and around the Bournemout/Poole/Chr istchurch area, and on a daily basis witness horrendous driving...and 99% of the time I can tell you it is 'normal' people. The 'boy racer' stereotype hardly ever causes me problems. I am only 23 years old and drive a modified car...but I constantly have tail gaiters on my rear end due to me driving at the speed limits on the roads. If I want to have fun, I take my car to a track with othe like minded people... The closer people get to my rear end on public roads, the slower I go.[/p][/quote]I couldn't have said it better myself! Also of a similar age and driving a modified car so i guess that i fall into the "boy racer" category. What's really interesting is the amount of "Normal" drivers that seem to try and goad me into driving that little bit faster almost on a daily basis. I have lost count how many times a BMW, Audi, 4x4, Van and of course Mums have tried getting in my boot whilst i have been out driving. There is a minority of modified car drivers that choose to drive like lunatics, no one can deny this. However, with all things considered, there is a huge majority of drivers that need to start looking a little closer to home and by this i mean the van drivers, the mums, the old people, before they start putting the entire modified scene into one bracket.[/p][/quote]On the other hand when on one of our motorbikes (granny and grandad!) (Kawasaki ZZR1400 - the fastest production bike there is) we do get the dustbin lid exhaust boy racers thinking they can take us on - in their dreams - absolutely no chance but it does amuse us![/p][/quote]True, i have witnessed that many times and chuckled. I've also witnessed "boy racers" running in excess of a 1000bhp that'll do a busa turbo all day long on a third gear pull but who's counting? ;) I forgot about the Motorcyclists. I'd go as far as to say that some, like "boy racers", fall into the lunatic minority. Sitting in ones blind spot, weaving in and out of traffic cm's from my car. Oh and lets not forget Tuesday nights! Think bike? We'll that's the only thing i'm thinking about when lying in bed listening to them scream down the Dorset way! Everyone knows it's high speed as well because only 4th gear lasts that long.[/p][/quote]Hyabusas are too old hat now even with nitris - the new ZZR all the way! suzigirl

3:53pm Wed 4 Dec 13

bobthedestroyer says...

Stereotyped wrote:
tbpoole wrote:
Just waiting for dorsetspeed to pop up here and explain how speed doesn't kill.
Speed doesn't kill...suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.

There is a difference between 'speed' and 'speeding' though... Speed is anything other than stationary, even 1mph is 'at speed'. Conversely, 'speeding' is the act of going faster than the speed limit (notice how the limit is called a 'speed' limit).

You could die crashing your car at 30mph, so the whole arguement about speed is poinltess.

What needs to be addressed is driver standards! If people were better, more competent drivers, then speed would be far less of a factor to worry about.
Driver standards.....nail on the head for a whole raft of driving related stories on here.
[quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tbpoole[/bold] wrote: Just waiting for dorsetspeed to pop up here and explain how speed doesn't kill.[/p][/quote]Speed doesn't kill...suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you. There is a difference between 'speed' and 'speeding' though... Speed is anything other than stationary, even 1mph is 'at speed'. Conversely, 'speeding' is the act of going faster than the speed limit (notice how the limit is called a 'speed' limit). You could die crashing your car at 30mph, so the whole arguement about speed is poinltess. What needs to be addressed is driver standards! If people were better, more competent drivers, then speed would be far less of a factor to worry about.[/p][/quote]Driver standards.....nail on the head for a whole raft of driving related stories on here. bobthedestroyer

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