Stay off my bumper!


This week has been a nightmare for driving too and from work.

The M11 was closed for nearly 14 hours due to a 5 vehicle pileup. The A12 was closed due to an accident involving two lorries and a car and a diesel spillage adding an extra hour onto my journey home. Luckily I had plenty of food to keep me going as the traffic crawled. ๐Ÿ™‚

I know the sun is out and there are drivers who want to feel the wind in their hair with the roof down (poosibly only for the second time this year) on their twin turbo convertible as it roars like a lion down the road, but guess what..there are other drivers on the road.

I was surprised I made it to work this morning without a fender bender. If only I had a dashboard cam then you would have seen first hand the comical drivers I encountered. There are days when I resort to using a lot of expletives but this morning was not one of them, I was an angel! ๐Ÿ˜‰

This morning there seemed to be a trend.

All vehicles have these, being able to use them is part of the driving test but for some reason many drivers still struggle; their car indicators. Maybe for those drivers who are persistent offenders, being able to maintain control of their vehicle AND being able to let other drivers know that they are about to turn, change lanes is too complex in which case how on earth did they even pass their driving test? :-s

You would think it would be common courtesy to let other drivers know they are about to be cut up whilst narrowly missing having the front of their car rammed, as they then proceed to sit on the car in fronts bumper. Maybe these drivers were asleep in their biology lessons but vehicles do not ‘get it on’ and make little baby cars when they make contact.ย  Worst case scenario, it results in carnage causing other drivers having to sit in traffic for hours.

As temperatures soar and being a Friday I can imagine there are a number of drivers who are driving pimped up โ€˜vintageโ€™ cars or on the other end of the spectrum a middle aged guy in their sports car trying to impress their Barbie doll princess whilst channelling their inner Vin Diesel character from Fast and Furious. I nearly forgot the power women who are โ€˜one of the guysโ€™ channelling Michelle Rodriguez also from Fast and Furious. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Itโ€™s fine if you want to imagine your Ford Fiesta is a Porsche, all I ask is that you use your indicators to give me a heads up before you try and get up close and personal, and stay off my carโ€™s bumper. ๐Ÿ™‚


4 thoughts on “Stay off my bumper!

  1. don’t get me started on the idiocy of other drivers – Ggrrrrr !!!

    (I live in Birmingham but work in Wolverhampton so twice a day, Mon – Fri, I have to travel on the M6)

    enjoy the weekend, Fozia – hopefully the forecasters have got it right for once and we will be having some sunshine ๐Ÿ˜†


    • I don’t envy your commute!

      No more than 10 mins after posting this I had a phone call from my youngest sister, she had been in a car accident. The other driver wasn’t looking and drove into the side of her!

      You too ๐Ÿ™‚
      Fingers crossed, though the forecasters change their mind as often as the weather lol :-p


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