Braindead Car Drivers With Aids
I went out for a good long ride the other day along the scenic and fun roads around Shropshire, but almost didn’t make it that far because of this incident just a few minutes into my journey:
Now, firstly I need to stress to you how important it is to make sure you’re ‘switched on’ whenever you’re on the bike. It’s easy to get complacent when you’re only just setting out, and even more so when you’re close to home on your return.
In the video, you see the car ahead of me is positioned over to the right hand side of the road approaching the roundabout. He is actually up against the right hand curb as he’s going around the roundabout, before suddenly and without indicating he cuts across to take the left exit. Almost taking me out.
His road positioning and percieved intention to turn right is exagerated even more because the car ahead of him took the correct positioning and line, making his actions even more deceptive.
I had plenty of room to go around the left hand side of the car, but to be honest I was expecting such a stupid move, so hung back. You could say my Spidey Sense was tingling, and it saved me.
You’ll notice that afterwards I overtake the car. There are several reasons for this – firstly what you can’t see is that I was gesticulating to the driver as I was alongside. When I pulled in front I was switching my indicators on and off and pointing at them. Do you think he learnt anything? Doubtful.
Secondly, I believe that it’s better to have the idiots as far behind you as possible, where they can’t cause you any damage. If they’re still in front they’re still dangerous, as they can brake and reverse or do other mental stuff.
What exactly are we doing to educate drivers? Other than the million to one chance of them getting caught being Nobbers by the Police, we’re creating hundreds of driver aids to make the cars safer.
We’re making the CARS safer, taking even more responsibility away from the driver?! Meaning they have even less need to concentrate, because the cars will brake, stabilise themselves, keep within the road markings and protect the dumbass occupants when they do end up upside down in a ditch?
Maybe we should be taking all the driver aids away and surrounding the driver with sharpened metal spikes facing inwards, so they might start to learn that their pissing about behind the wheel has CONSEQUENCES.