On 15 Nov 2010 at 11:38am Williamdyer wrote:
Did anyone else see the silver polo run a jogger off the road outside Lloyds on the high street on Saturday? It happened about 12:15pm, and there were a ton of witnesses. It seemed like the middle aged woman behind the wheel (and front of a child) lost the plot and was screaming blue murder out of the window.
It could be that the jogger did something earlier in the whole incident, but a car being used this way is terrible.
On 15 Nov 2010 at 12:53pm Chuck wrote:
Did the jogger look like DJS?
On 15 Nov 2010 at 1:33pm Newmania wrote:
Since moving to Lewes I have noticed that it has as distinctive approach to the car as to everything else. In London you faced the hazard of uniformly aggressive driving. In Lewes the dangers are,shall we say , various. I have my own categories ...
Dukes Of Hazardous - Yes we all know them, exhaust the size of the channel tunnel paint job like a gaudy trainer, drooling slack jawed hormone addled boy racers .- Dangerous but easily spotted
Arsenic and Old Lace - Those charming killers, the little old ladies. They wait until you are whithin feet of their side road before pulling out oblivious to the screech of brakes and foul language filling the air- Lethal and Hidden
Mom The Axe Murderer- Polite, almost courtly levels of deference when it comes to waiting and waving, but with the concentration span of a flea. Always terribly sorry when they pull out into you whilst arranging child and shopping on the back seat
I think those are my main worries but there are others
On 15 Nov 2010 at 2:51pm williamdyer wrote:
@Chuck - no, but DJS doesn't look like much of a jogger either
@Newmania - nicely done! May I respectfully suggest a few more?
King of the Road - Generally sighted in a 4wd powering across roundabouts or swinging around blind corners on two wheels. Eye contact avoided by a combination of expensive shades and gallic levels of arrogance.
Lentil Weaver - field of view narrowed to double figures by the numerous stickers extolling the virtues of a low carbon, low impact, low cost and generally patchouli scented lifestyle, these menaces can be found parked diagonally across 3 spaces, or shrouded in a cloud of diesel spewing from an underserviced and overworked engine.
Mental-disability-earns-a-blue-badge-too: Drivers who abandon their cars in the disabled bay on the basis that just popping in for a moment won't inconvenience someone who has to use a lift to get in and out of their car. In most of the cases I have seen, they've had District Council Parking Permits. No causal relationship inferred.
On 15 Nov 2010 at 3:00pm HandBrakeHarry wrote:
Please don't include Mom The Axe Murderer with everyone else, they are surely in a danger category all on their own.
On 15 Nov 2010 at 5:18pm Newmania wrote:
Kings of the Road ...oh yes the 4wd prestige car gets a a nice cross- over with the dippy mum category on occassion. The perfect storm of motoring danger .
On 15 Nov 2010 at 6:45pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Not to forget White Van Man-iac. Drives right up your jacksy then leans on his horn when you have the audacity to slow down and seems never to have working indicators (if he does, he doesn't use them). He may use other vehicles by way of disguise, but they are easily identified by the copy of the Sun and pouch of Old Holborn on the dashboard. Exercise caution in the vicinity of-the-caff-that-was-Eddie's. A vacant parking space can lead to some extreme manoeuvres without warning, as WVM seeks his staple diet, the Full English Breakfast.
On 15 Nov 2010 at 7:12pm Chillie123 wrote:
Full English Breakfast = Good
WVM = Not so good
Child carer's pushing buggies in to the path of on-coming traffic without looking and/ or between parked cars = V V Bad
On 15 Nov 2010 at 7:21pm Frankfurtersausage wrote:
Didnt see that incident, but there was one in the Cliffe at 3 o clockish. A small red car had stopped outside Cook and Tim from Mays antiques was behind it . A great deal of swearing and brake slamming ensued and then a bloke went to kick Tims truck (Before thinking better of it!) The cliffe was packed and everyone just stopped and watched
On 15 Nov 2010 at 7:25pm Newmania wrote:
Oh god I hate people that drive a foot from your back bumper ANCT how can they not see how dangerous it is ? They deserve their own special category
Get thee (further) behind me Satans
On 15 Nov 2010 at 7:47pm Chillie123 wrote:
Frankfurtersausage - There is no point in kicking Tim's van - it would hurt his feelings more if someone stole his cart from outside his shop.
On 16 Nov 2010 at 8:11am Sideways from Brighton wrote:
Smug cyclists who think the rules of the highway/pavement only apply to "carbon criminals"
On 16 Nov 2010 at 9:26am Decent Citizen wrote:
Those who do not indicate they are going to turn left into Court road from the Magistrates Court. Those idiots who turn right top of Station Street just as you are crossing on a green man! How many times have I seen near misses here with idiots using it as a short cut?
On 16 Nov 2010 at 10:44am wallander wrote:
On the back lanes near Glyndebourne the big cars and 4x4s who assume you should pull into a ditch rather than they wait at a passing space. And the van drivers texting and chucking bottles out the window (Diamond drilling,I have your no and have reported it.) Fly tippers and tesco bag dumpers.
On 16 Nov 2010 at 2:52pm Grunge wrote:
Cyclist who cycle in the dark wearing dark clothing and with NO lights, either front or rear. While I'm about it, why don't they have bells on their bikes, and use them to warn pedestrians of their approach? There are few lethal weapons more silent than a well-oiled bike.
If they are going to continue flouting the law in all kinds of ways which I'm sure I don't have to enumerate, why aren't they forced to carry insurance, have number plates back and front and stop and give their details after an incident?
What with Lewes being such a hilly place, I do admire cyclists, but once on a bike some of them seem to suffer a common courtesy bypass.
On 17 Nov 2010 at 10:14am Tedium wrote:
FFS, cyclists are far more at risk than either pedestrians or cars when they venture onto the road. Look at the accident figures - higher than any other European country. And while I realise some are badly behaved, incidents are far outstripped by motorist irresponsilbity. Part of the problem is that drivers are almost never seen as being 'to blame' or severely prosecuted when cyclists are injured. Compare it with somewhere like Holland or GErmany or Denmark: if a cyclist is in an accident, the driver is almost always assumed to be at fault and heavy penalties are imposed.
On 17 Nov 2010 at 6:14pm Seldom Seen wrote:
The drivers round here are mostly deaf, blind or at least f'ing stupid!!!
On 19 Nov 2010 at 12:17am MAD MULLAH wrote:
As a cyclist I do not have a problem with cars, i do have a problem with pedestrains who ignore bells, do not see lights and walk straight out in front of me without looking, they should thank their lucky stars that I am not a car or they would be dead!!!!!
On 19 Nov 2010 at 10:54am Driver wrote:
Yes Mad Mullah, it's a bit like the cyclists who ignore the laws of the road, going straight through red lights, ride on the pavement (because red lights don't count if you are on the pavement), ride the wrong way down one way streets, ride at night with no lights, ride two or more abreast along busy roads, take supid risks thinking they are indestructible - until they get hit by a car when of course it's the car drivers fault, I could go on....
On 19 Nov 2010 at 11:04am Grunge wrote:
Thank you, Driver; I rest my case!
On 19 Nov 2010 at 3:34pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
oooooh, handbags at dawn ! (or should that read panniers v glove compartment ?)
On 24 Nov 2010 at 7:09pm oliver wrote:
use Operation Crackdown to report these idiots!