Is it that difficult …

I’m moaning talking about driving. Not Formula 1, Moto-Cross or one of the myriad of other motor sports, I just mean everyday driving. Commuting to work, taking the kids to school or the weekly Tailgatingshopping expedition. I would like one of those cars that do not have to obey the legitimate speed limit. I don’t mean the emergency vehicles, no the ones I’m ranting ‘talking’ about are  those cars whose driver seem to think that because their car is bigger and more expensive than mine, they should be in front of me. They tailgate so close, just waiting for the opportunity to overtake. Half the time, I will end up catching them when they get to the next traffic lights or junction. Are these people so important that they have to always be the first in the line. I tend to liken it to bullying “Get out of my way, I’m better than you!”

Then there are the ones that have not adjusted their headlights to the correct angle. They always look like they are using full beam. It can be really dazzleSpeed Humpng when they go over a speed hump. While I’m on the side-subject of speed humps, why do some people like to speed-up between humps? I may have griped mentioned about this before, but there seem to be an increasing number of drivers that have an aversion to switching their lights on when it is raining. It can be so difficult to see a dark grey Volvo on a dark grey tarmacked when the light is poor and the rain in falling. Just because they can see others does not mean the opposite is true.

But a vehicle I would like to drive, is one of those vehicle that have the ‘Highway Maintenance’ sign on the back of their vehicle. I’ve seen the sign on the back of small vans,Highway Maintenance flatbeds, transit vans and even a few cars. I may be totally wrong about them, but most of them seem to be the worse for wear and look like they have not seen a MOT test in years. Most seem to have no regard for the rules of the road and drive like complete idiots (my opinion). They also appear to be able park anywhere they like, regardless of the danger to other road users.

Now the above does not apply to all the users mentioned, but it does in my opinion, apply to a great number of them.

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So that’s motorists out of the way and I spouted  talked about cyclists some time ago, so my next road diatribe discussion may be pedestrians. Possibly the most dangerous aspect of the outdoors experience.

3 thoughts on “Is it that difficult …

  1. I hear you, brother! Although I drive a big X-Trail and can be boisterous, I have found lately, even today, that old men in little cars seem to think that they are the ones to be first in line. I’ll preface this by saying that my car has a “speed limit” thingy and I set it to the speed of the roads I travel on. Today an old man in a Focus was right up my arse, so much so my dogs in the back could smell him. On the coast road (50mph) I sped up to the limit and as soon as he could, he overtook leaving huge clouds of black (burning oil/faulty gaskets) and sped off into the distance only for me to be right behind him at the end of the road, and again on other roads. Some people really need to do their tests again or get off the road. Agreed with your concern with the maintenance vehicles as I see the same on my travels. Humps, or sleeping policemen, cannot stand and I, like you don’t understand why people speed up and slam on. If with my other half (disabled) I have to go over them slow or get told off LOL

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