Anyone else had several near misses in their car on the way
into work this week? I have. Is this "close your eyes and
drive like it is a Playstation game" week?
Common sense and defensive driving seem to have gone out the
window. I have lost count of how many times I have had to
slam on the brakes as a car or van has pulled out without
looking, or stopped suddenly in the middle of the road as
they have seen a Mini-sized park they think they can squeeze
their monster truck into. Other drivers have sailed through
Give Way and Stop signs like they had not seen them.
I have even ended up in the gutter to avoid people stepping
out into the road texting without looking to see if any
vehicles was bearing down on them - and I get an obscene
gesture from them, as I was obviously going way too fast
(30kph) while I dodged the double-parked cars, cyclists,
other pedestrians who were looking and all the other road
I would take the bus - if it came on time. I lived in larger
cities for years before coming to Dunedin and I am sorry to
say that compared to these busier places, this town has no
Please - slow down, look where you are going and be a little
more courteous on our roads.