DISTURBING DRIVING

Motorist Mayhem! How Many Stupid Things Can A Driver Do In A Day?

I’m sorry to say but I lost count

PlainTalkBadManners
Rogues’ Gallery
Published in
9 min readApr 19, 2023

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Photo by Mike B: https://www.pexels.com/photo/yellow-mercedes-benz-beside-trees-2365572/

I’m at a traffic light and someone is blowing their horn. It doesn’t register that the noise might be anything to do with me. A police officer surprises me when he taps gently on my window. Hadn’t he been calmly doing a stop-and-search just behind me? I’m surprised. He points at me and at the traffic light.

Oops! The light’s turned green. When did that happen?

I’m at one of those busy roundabouts that include traffic lights to regulate it.

When the police officer tapped my window, I was (illegally in the UK), tapping on Google Maps on my phone screen to understand what will happen if I continue in the wrong lane I’m lined up in. I’ve been in my own world, holding up traffic while trying to make a decision.

Plan A is to go around once again and choose the correct lane this time.

Anyway, with the police nudging me to behave like a competent driver, I must make a decision.

I put on my indicator and forge left, changing lanes because there might be no easy re-routing if I continue in the wrong lane and take the wrong exit.

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PlainTalkBadManners
Rogues’ Gallery

Ex-Doctor, Ex-Catholic, Ex-Muslim. Climate Worrier & Wannabe Climate Warrior. Novelist. Human. Label resistant. https://thefriendlyradicalnextdoor.substack.com/