Just outside the complex where I live there is a circle. When you come down my road to the circle there are only two places you can go. To the accommodation facility next door to my complex, or my complex.
At least once a week I have a situation where I am coming home and when I drive up to the circle some idiot driver is coming straight at me after going the wrong way around it. These are people coming out of the accommodation facility next door.
I cannot see that section of the circle because there is a wall so it is impossible to see what is coming until you are right at the circle
Now I use this circle at least 4 times a day during the week, 2 of these times I have my two children in the car with me. Often I have to go out shopping or to an appointment in the afternoon so I make more trips over this circle with my kids.
I cannot get around not using this circle, it is the only way out of my complex.
Now I have no idea what is going through the mind of the person that is breaking the law and putting my life and the lives of my children at risk when they decide to cut across the wrong way.
Do they think they are saving on fuel?
Do they think they are saving time?
Do they think they are saving wear and tear on their car?
Do they think they are being clever?
Geez I have no idea, but it is getting seriously upsetting.
Today while driving home, I arrived at the circle just outside my complex and as I looked left a male driver, with a female passenger, was clearly about to turn right, the wrong way around the circle right in front of me.
I started shaking my head and as he saw me do that he burst out laughing. In that moment felt all my pent up anger, irritation, frustration and helplessness just explode in me
So I pulled up to his car, opened my window and I let rip.
Now I do think that poor couple got more than they bargained for so I do apologize for that.
However I still can’t understand how people can not think at all, and not care at all about the other people on the road. It may seem like a silly thing to you, you may laugh when you are caught out and think it is funny.
But the day you hit a car and kill someone, maybe a child, you won’t be laughing anymore. An apology won’t go very far either. Not to the family of the deceased nor in the court rooms.
So I ask you all to please drive carefully, to please respect the rules of the road and to please respect everyone else on the road.
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