Letter: 4x4 drivers think they own the road
SIR – I am writing to you about some inconsiderate driving around the Lymington area by 4x4 drivers.
Last weekend on Saturday afternoon I was driving towards Lymington from Lyndhurst when
I arrived at Brockenhurst. I decided to avoid the railway level junction and went past the golf club entrance where there were some roadworks with traffic lights. The lights changed to red so I slowed down – only to be overtaken by a white 4x4 who drove through the red light!
On way back from Lymington later, I drove past the Ampress business roundabout towards
Brockenhurst and there was a car in front with L plates, so I gave myself a safe distance. I heard a horn behind by a grey Range Rover which was following me. When I looked in my rear mirror he or she was within inches of my rear and stayed like that trying to overtake on those dangerous bends. They turned off right just before the Old Filly Inn, so I hardly delayed them.
Why is it 4x4 drivers seem to think they own the road?
A few months ago I had another experience at Hunters Hill, Ashurst. I was driving up the hill towards Ashurst in the outside lane overtaking slower cars when a 4x4 behind me moved into the inside lane and would not let me in where the road moves into one. It then turned left towards Beaulieu.
So much for courteous driving.