I’m flabbergasted at the poor quality of driving these days by road vehicle drivers who think they are above the law. Also – I am pretty certain that I am not alone in the way I think about this. Just look at the dash cam footage on youtube.
Some road users are animals when they get behind the steering wheel – it has been proven in studies that they become territorial in their behaviour once driving. Drivers seem to (and quite rightly really in some situations) become angry and frustrated at the actions of other road users – be it when they are cut up or pushed infront of, or the victim of an out and out crazy piece of driving which could have caused an accident.
Some drivers are selfish, they feel they have the right to be infront of others even though they don’t. They will act with aggression towards people if the other person decides to hold their ground – this leads to road rage and confrontation which we have all come across at some time or other. Where they get this idea of self importance from is anyone guess – but these pigs need to be put in their place.
Other drives are just plain stupid. They lack the required skills mentally for the safe operation of a motor vehicle. I sometimes wonder to myself how on Earth many of these utter idiots managed to pass their driving test and get their license in the first place. Surely the instructor can see when a person is too thick to be allowed behind the wheel of a car? Surely they can see signs the person lacks confidence or does not show a modicum of the required level of common sense when they are driving? This sort of person can be spotted a mile away – and with an inspector as the final line of defence, more needs to be done by actual driving instructors to weed out those who are not competent at understanding basic rules of the road from the highway code. In Britain, the government authorities have made some headway into defeating the stupids by introducing a mandatory theory test which complements the actual practial training given to students. This highlights the awareness the government has that idiocy and incompetence IS A MAJOR PROBLEM on their roads and action has been taken to attempt to alleviate the cause. Many drivers somehow manage to slip through the net though, and we are left with a feeling that maybe the test should be made more difficult in stages over time – until a satisfactory level of skill is acheived. It could also be a valid argument that the selfish drivers should also carry out a “pig head detection test”. Those with a superiority complex could be failed along with those who feel they are better than other people just because their car is newer.
Yet more examples of road unworthyness is demonstrated by my final group of people – the chavs. These clowns drive around more often than not in beat up old bangers, they often have no road insurance and rather than being selfish or thick, they are simply down right obnoxious thugs. You have to watch out for these because they are also likely to cause a road rage incident and fighting both amongst themselves and decent road users is commonplace.
I don’t like to stereo type – but the fact of the matter is that this particular scum often sport a stupid hair cut, wear tracksuit bottoms, white trainers, swear a lot (due to limited intelligence and lack of vocabulary as a result of being a prat at school – and probably a bully aswell). Their cars are old and not well kept – or sometimes you will see the ones with a bit of spare cash driving round in a sports car (normally old but done up with fancy wheels and paintjobs) – often a noisy exhaust will be fitted which makes them look even more idiotic (even though they fail to see this).
Enter the Dash Cam!!
Get one of these in your car and you will quickly see how the scum mentioned above “back off” no matter what category they fall into. The chav type will have a snigger when they notice it if you fit a cam in your rear windscreen. But…. and here is the BUT….. because they are cowards and know their is nothing they can do – they still back off. Very rewarding watching them crawl back under their rock.
Watch out when getting dash cam though, as this blogger writes, there is some dodgy rubbish around and you are better off spending a bit extra and going for quality rather than having your camera break on you before you get chance to make a video of any of the idiots out there.
Take care on the roads folks – it will only get words.