Re: Small Cars = Bad Drivers
I generally find small car drivers to be worse - as a very general rule - than others. I think there are three reasons:
- Old dearies driving to the shops. Slow reactions, poor vision. That's OK, good on them for still driving. Curb your impatience, give them plenty of room and imagine what it must be like to lose that last bit of independence. And when they started driving everyone was in Morris Oxfords and the like which only went at 30 mph anyway.
-Young ladies who are more interested in talking on mobiles or looking at themselves in the mirror than watching where they are going. Don't know if this is the case in the UK but hereabouts many of them seem to have stickers on the rear window that include the word "b*tch". However none also feature the words "silly little" which is what I usually think.
- Young blokes with too much testosterone but not enough money to buy the car that is on the poster on their bedroom wall, or enough experience to drive anything properly. Often wearing baseball caps. For some reason an Alfa in the rear view mirror seems to make them think they are in a Lamborghini.
Actually, now I come to think about it there may be a fourth category. I had to go interstate last week and because I was paying I hired the cheapest car I could get. It was a little tin box called a Hyundai Krapz (or something). A horrible little car that I would not dream of owning, ever. But if you make sure you buy the insurance excess reduction option, and if you never let the revs get below about 4000, you can have quite a bit of fun. If anyone from Budget Car Rentals is reading this, it wasn't me, it was my evil twin.
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