Things that make you go Aaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhh!

November 11, 2009 · Posted in Rants . . . 

I’m not talking about politics or religion here . . . I can brush those off because a) I don’t believe in either and b) they both work great for individuals but end up as infinitely corrupt for any sort of organisation . . . bah humbug!

No, what I’m talking about here is something that makes everyone’s blood boil . . . traffic.

Almost everyone that uses the public highways and byways is clearly an idiot!OK, so that may be a slight over exaggeration but there’s clearly plenty of evidence to back me up. I cycle 2 to 3 miles twice a day to and from Cambridge Station, I walk around town when my bike is locked up. I use cabs to get back home or back to my bike after a night in the pub and I drive when I need to go shopping or visit relatives () about the only thing I don’t really do it use the bus on account of anywhere I’d take the bus to I use my bike)

The problem here is that each of the vehicular groups seem to think they own the road (including the pedestrians). Car drivers think everyone cuts them up (which they do), the busses think that no-one gives them any room so they just ignore everyone else on the road, Cyclists think that they’re immune to injury and therefore don’t actually need things like lights at night and just choose to ignore any actual rules on the road (you know, little things like red traffic lights), and pedestrians just seem to look the wrong way and try and throw themselves in front of any moving vehicle.

So what can we do about it? I have visions of licensed people being allocated pink paintball guns and shooting cars, busses and taxi’s that do stupid or illegal moves. With internet enabled devices like the iPhone or Blackberry a brief report could be logged within a couple of minutes then they could be stopped by the next police car that sees someone with pink paint on.

I still haven’t figured out what to do about pedestrians and cyclists, not because you can’t shoot them but because it’s a) more difficult to identify them (no number plates) and b) paintballs actually kinda hurt when they hit you.

This may not be the best or most fully formed plan but thinking about it is helping me blow off steam after I was nearly killed on the way to the station this morning by a car turning left in front of me . . . . BASTARDS!!!!!


2 Responses to “Things that make you go Aaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhh!”

  1. Adrian Bridgett on November 11th, 2009 18:01

    I’d like to be able to give people points. “car reg 1D10T just did a ludicrous overtaking manouver”. Then people who collect enough points get a tracker fitted or some such.

    Like the lorry which was staying about 3 feet across the road from where he should have been. Including when I tried to overtake him…. (and gave up due to the above).

  2. jodrell on November 11th, 2009 21:30

    I’ve been thinking about it and maybe just a website where people could report problems after they’d shot someone so people could log in and find out what they’d done wrong would be a start, even if nothing legal could be done

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