A14 - overtaking trucks are the problem

AS a regular motorcycle and car user of the Huntingdon to Cambridge section of the A14, I sense that the traffic has become a little calmer at the time I travel (between 10am and 4pm). However, my main concern for my personal safety is not speed but lorri

AS a regular motorcycle and car user of the Huntingdon to Cambridge section of the A14, I sense that the traffic has become a little calmer at the time I travel (between 10am and 4pm).

However, my main concern for my personal safety is not speed but lorries pulling out to overtake, regardless of the nearness of other traffic in the outside lane.

Many times I have had to brake as I was about to overtake (and observed others having to do the same) to avoid being sideswiped by a lorry pulling out regardless of the situation.

Having pushed one aside, they then either take miles to complete their manoeuvre or pull in again when they find they haven't got the power to do so.

The other dangerous habit is to tailgate other lorries with no hope of stopping in an emergency. All this has been said before.

The Highways Agency knows this and says and does nothing. It spends God knows what on cameras but makes weak excuses about slip road access to the nearside lane so that the costless action of prohibiting lorries from the outside lane is ignored. In the meantime I still have to take my life in my hands, thanks to lorry drivers and the Highways Agency experts.

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