Travelling on the Roads Today

November 21, 2023

 

 

  1. Driving Cars Too Big for You: Living in Cheshire, the numbers of  big 4x4s and other SUVs is quite high. I’ve become accustomed to not being able to move off easily when on the left of one at a roundabout (can’t see around them very often), but a mixture of bad roads coupled with drivers that appear to not be able to see where the front end of the bonnet reaches makes them tending to drive in the middle of roads, not something you want to meet down a country lane especially when it’s raining and there is a lot of mud on the roads.
  2. Not Indicating at Roundabouts: No one is perfect, but the number of people who don’t indicate where they are going seems to be escalating. This is particularly annoying at peak traffic; I’ve lost count of the times I haven’t been able to pull out because someone was in a lane that made me presume that they were going straight but ended up turning left which meant that I could have pulled out. Has Covid made us so insular that we have forgotten that we need to let others know where we intend to turn?
  3. Lack of Consideration: when in a car park, you’ve got to be patient and watch your speed. People are going to be pulling in and out as well as waiting.  Watch out for kids running out from lifts and cars. You need to leave enough room for people to reverse park. Beeping your horn in annoyance serves nothing.
  4. Driving too close behind, you can’t see their number plate: this one is annoying and scary because if I slam my brakes on for any reason, they will drive into the rear end of my car. It’s quite ridiculous especially at this time of the year when the roads are wet/icy and around our way tend to get very muddy.

What’s your pet hate when driving?

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