Hope all you and yours had a spiffing 'Dies Natalis Solis Invicti'.
Wasn't it strange how short the days got? It was almost as if the Sun 'died' on the 21st and then returned to life 3 days later!
Think I might start my own religion and get that bit into it somehow... hmmm
And another thing...
In the last month I must have spent the best part of 24 hours driving on motorways. So, these arrogant shits who think it's ok to pootle along in the middle lane totally oblivious to the disruption they are causing to the traffic flow either side of them. What's all that about then?
The Highway Code
para: 264, Lane discipline
You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road ahead is clear. If you are overtaking a number of slower-moving vehicles, you should return to the left-hand lane as soon as you are safely past.
I'll repeat the relevant bit for the hard of reading:
- you should return to the left-hand lane as soon as you are safely past.
What exactly do they think the lanes are for? Left hand lane for slow stuff, middle for 'normal' speed and right hand lane for speed freaks?
Get this into your thick, selfish skulls you dickwads: There is NO 'slow' lane on the motorway. There is a left-hand lane and two overtaking lanes.
Now, I'm not above criticism. There are numerous polls out there showing that we all tend to feel we are above average drivers. Personally, I will tip the 80mph mark on the motorway. I rarely exceed that unless I'm overtaking. Anything faster than that and I get uncomfortable and self-consciously pull back.
What I'm always conscious of is the traffic around me. I guess 26 years of driving – nearly 20 of those with kids in the car – has honed my protective driving instincts. My instructor even advised me to presume all other road users are idiots and never be complacent behind the wheel.
But these tosspots zip in from the sliproad, careen across to the middle lane and set up camp for the rest of their journey. This then creates a trundling two-lane barrier with those in the left hand lane.
I can hear them now: “I've never had an accident in my life... But I've seen hundreds!”