How the standard of driving has dropped since I passed my test.
Manners in general have somehow been shoved in the rubbish bin.
Three points to highlight are: The latest letter in this column regarding a person’s negative comment about not allowing other vehicles to join the motorway via the slip road.
Indicating, with one breath, that the latter should ‘quite rightly’ speed up prior to joining the main carriageway, then stating that they should slow down and wait until the lane is clear, does not make sense.
It does no harm to move over into the centre lane when clear and safe to do so. To be awkward and remain in the slow lane can be equally as dangerous.
Secondly, a caution to the driver who nearly wrote my car off today in the Telford area when they swung in front of me.
Because her lane was blocked, the lady in the silver Astra, in Queensway, Telford, suddenly and without warning, pulled across ‘rally-style’ in front of me at 60mph while she talked to her female passenger, then moved back once she had overtaken said vehicle and turned off at the slip road.
Thirdly, the lady who drove over the mini roundabout on the Wrekin Retail Park coming from the direction of Tesco when I had clearly indicated that I was turning right and had right of way.
She obviously had no common sense and her male passenger who put his two fingers up when I hooted my horn has no brain.
All I can say is, mate, I would have more then welcomed you following me.
I say to these people and others who may read this letter, I sincerely hope that no-one is seriously hurt or, worse still, killed because of the way that some of you drive out there.