Monday, February 11, 2008


What was I thinking? To expect to travel so far and not see an accident!!! How naive could I have been? Yep, the two serious crashes on the ring road are yet more testimony to a toxic mixture of inflated egos, aggression and a level of impulse control we usually associate with toddlers.


surfmadpig said...

Your post reminded me of something John Cleese remarked at one of the excellent "The Human Face" documentaries on BBC. People tend to be so rude in cars, because they don't directly see each other. The argument was that you're more likely not to consider the other person's sentiments, rights and whatnot when you're not looking at their face.

I'm not a driver, but, taking the internet into account, I think there's truth in there.

teacher dude said...

I think there is a lot to be said for what you mention. Also, there is virtually no polcing on the roads here so people are free to drive as badly as they like and not face any legal consequences.