Motoring rant without frontiers
The idea of this is to give everyone the opportunity to air those issues which drive us motorists absolutely crackers.
This isnít the place to rant about specific bell-endery by fellow road users, I donít want to know that a dimwit in a Lexus is200 registration WD57BGH cut you up on the M40 for instance.
You don't have to discuss what is posted (unless you want to), you can post in the middle of a discussion, about something completely different, if you want to. When the thread has run its course, I shall paste it into a letter to the Transport Minister and tell him to ****ing sort it. I shall also send it to his shadow cabinet equivalent so that he knows what we expect when the time comes (please god).
To start us off, and give an exampleÖÖ.
Many small towns offer roadside parking which is either free or pay & display. The places where you can park are in marked white boxes and the rest is yellow lines. Increasingly, I find myself looking for somewhere to park and find that boxes which could accommodate 5 cars have, at most, 3 in them because whoever arrived first parked roughly where they thought the middle might be, then 2 other idiots arrived and parked either side, leaving half a car length each from the end of the box in which you can park. I donít know if this is because of concerns about getting blocked in or concerns about getting a ticket, either way itís stupid.
If you arrive first, park at the end with the nose of your car just inside the lines. If you arrive second, park behind the guy who arrived first (leaving yourself enough room to get out again). It really isn't difficult.
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