Friday, October 28, 2005

London Travel

Having the whole of London as my “patch” means there are times when you spend longer travelling to a place than you do there – whatever mode of transport is opted for. Often driving seems a good option for getting around the suburbs, but you can end up driving for 2 hours to go 20 miles, having an hour meeting and then 2 hours back! (of course ideally you would arrange more than one thing at the other end to be efficient).
Anyway I get plenty of time to see my top 5 road safety peeves:
1) People still clutching phones at the wheel – don’t they know hands free kits cost so little these days? If they did they might avoid that lane swerving you see so often!
2) Smoking – especially when its cigarette in one hand and phone in the other!
3) Not wearing seatbelts – did they never hear Jimmy Saville say “Clunk-click even on the shortest trip”?
4) Not using child seats- this is frighteningly common. Children on laps or standing up. You might be a good driver- but what about the person behind?
5) Cyclists thinking traffic lights don’t apply to them

I know it’s a rant – anybody got any more?
I’ve avoided specific driving things (lack of indication etc.) lest I be a hypocrite!

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