Monday, 31 August 2009

From the vaults (an occasional series) - Keep Left, Pass Right

It's so simple really, isn't it?

Keep left when you're not passing, and pass on the right hand side of the road. An instruction so simple, a toddler can grasp it. So, then, why in the name of all that is holy is it beyond the mental acuity of grown men and women once they get behind the wheel of their cars?

I have just been out on the motorway. No rush, just wanted to increase my consumer whore post count. I lost count of the number of people who, to be entirely honest, looked like TOGs / GOMs: fifty-ish, balding, all wearing specs, all FUCKING SITTING IN THE MIDDLE LANE OF THE MOTORWAY AT 60MPH.

Now, given that drivers around the UK universally moan about the state of the roads and the traffic burden they carry, and given that almost everyone has by now heard that if everyone obeyed the keep left / pass right rule, it would be equivalent to a 30% increase in road capacity, why then is it so difficult to obey the fundamental rule of the road?

Personally, I would support summary execution of cunts who don't. Especially today.

Originally posted here.


Curmudgeon said...

You mean you're not a fiftyish, balding, spec-wearing GOM...

Mitch said...

what??? and dice with caravans and articulated lorries? fuck that I will consider the outside lane mine own unless someone wants through.I forgot about the fucking piccassholes as well.

John Demetriou said...

Sheer class and utterly true.