Friday, 12 June 2015

Road rage is easy to find...incidents aplenty

Driving home from a trip to the city; I forgot to drop off the girls' healthcards after dropping the girls off! Then, we had to go shopping for something for dinner.

On our way on the home stretch we were stuck behind a truck doing < 15km/hour. Pretty darn slow. It looked like a truck that lays asphalt. Hard to say.

In the reaview, you can see all the cars lined up, driving home.

First, the motorcycle passed us, on a curve, with a car coming straight towards him. That was scary.

Next, all the other cars began to pass us on the left, as we drove the 500m to our left turn into our driveway!

Fortunately, hubby is a patient man, even though I had to 'powder my nose' I was happy to sit and wait. It is disturbing what people will do on this stretch of road.

He hugged the line until the car passed him, beside the car.

We were passed, as we approached our left turn onto our driveway. Trick was to figure out when we could turn left with people passing us on the left!
Slow moving vehicle from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Stuck behind a truck, they started passing us on the left. How were we to make our left-hand turn? We just had to come to a full stop and wait.


William Kendall said...

And one of those people will end up dying in a high speed crash someday because of their own impatience. The problem is they'll take others with them.

Olga Hebert said...

I have to make a left turn into my drive and it is like taking my life in my hands to do that sometimes. Where do people have to be in such a hurry? That truck driver might have taken note of the long line of cars building up behind and pulled over.

Nancy J said...

A two lane highway, and they still pass on a double yellow line!! Some people never learn, and the saddest part of this, they will some day cause an accident, that leaves someone dead, and they walk away safely. Safe driving, Mr J., well done.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
the sun came out today, suddenly I could hear sirens going... when driving out myself later in the day, got tail-gated. The world is full of invincibles, impatients and general idiots... YAM xx

Red said...

There are all kinds of fools on the roads. We have to look out for them.

Cloudia said...

There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots; but there are no old AND bold pilots! Keep your cool and I'll keep mine

ALOHA from Honolulu,

Kay said...

We've seen some scary things on the road too. Road rage is a horrible thing here in Hawaii also.

Gill - That British Woman said...

very, very scary, glad you got home safe and sound.