I'm sure this has been covered before, but it's really been ****ing me off lately...
Why must they be so ignorant as to not realise that at some stage, unfortunately, their driving ability will deterioate to a point at which they become a hazard to other road users? The number of times I've had to take evasive action and just about shat myself due to the incompetent driving of a person far too old to be on the road is beyond belief.
More often than not it's over some utterly ludicrous act of driving, such as at a busy round-a-bout where I have had to hit the brakes to avoid an old person who HASN'T EVEN BOTHERED TO LOOK towards their right, causing me to block the round-a-bout and the person behind to do so as well. It's understandable if it was poor perception of my intentions (which by the way were perfectly clear), but to drive at a slow pace AND not even LOOK!!!!!!!
Also, where is the logic in merging onto a 100km/hr motorway at 50?!?!?! And I don't mean approaching it at 50 but MERGING onto it at 50, WITH traffic!!!!!!!
And just today I was driving through a carpark with more than enough space for two cars to pass abreast. Yet some old muppet makes it his duty to drive in the centre..... Nothing wrong with that if you move to your left when someone wants to pass the other way. But to stay there and STOP?!?!?! I raise my hands to denote "WTF" only to be met with a blank stubborn stare. So I'm then required to reverse into a bay I don't intend to park in, just so HE can have the thoroughfare to himself........
FFS, surely when they drive through active school zones and the likes it must be just poking sticks at tigers. Why can't they realise that the convenience a car gives them to drive to the mall and stare at people DOESN'T compensate the risk they are placing on other drivers, pedestrians and, most importantly, unpredictable children.
And I haven't even mentioned all the routine stuff like driving at donkey-pace in the motorway fast lane, poor judgement or their utter despondency at parking etc. etc.
Surely they are not incapable of having some self-discipline to acknowledge what they are doing and to JUST STOP DRIVING!!
Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Rant over.