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Don’t be in such a hurry to die!

Dear Fellow Road User,

I’m more than happy to share the road with you and your push bike … as long as you obey the road rules too.

But when you come flying round the corner on the wrong side of the road and without a helmet, don’t look so surprised when I give you a filthy look. You’re lucky you didn’t get a ride in an ambulance … or a hearse. On most other days I’d have already been all the way over to the left ready to turn the corner and you’d have become my new bonnet emblem.

Don’t be in such a hurry to die.

Sincerely,

Me.

Dear Fellow Road User …

Dear Fellow Road User,

It is evident that directional differentiation is not your strongest life skill. Allow me to assist you.

When I approach a roundabout and put my right hand blinker on, that indicates that I’m turning right, not that I’m going straight ahead.

Please keep this in mind next time you drive inattentively onto the roundabout and into my path without regard for my safety. My good reactions saved me from t-boning you.

You will also find that you won’t need to look surprised as no one will have to lean on their horn to get your attention. The look on your face was priceless but wouldn’t have paid for the repairs to our cars, nor any medical expenses, had I hit you.

Sincerely,

Me.

E-merge-ency

Dear Fellow Road User,

Just because you have indicated that you want to move over does not mean start moving over so that the car that is beside you has to either slam on the brakes to accommodate your selfishness or speed up to avoid being hit. I have already been hit by a moron this week who’s only defence was “but my indicator was on – didn’t you see it?”. No I did not dickhead – you were right beside me – how am I supposed to see it? This seems to be a common thing at the moment because it happened again tonight….no crash this time.

I am not adverse to merging – just not on top of other people – I will let you in if I can see you need to move across…

Sincerley,

Me. And Bec. (Thanks for letting me steal your rant. Makes a nice change from writing my own.)

Dear fellow road user …

Dear fellow road user,
I recognise your right to drive below the speed limit. Most of the time it’s not against the law and sometimes that’s the safer option.
But before you leave home next time you might consider whether or not the vehicle you’re driving has sufficient capacity for the caravan you’re towing.
You might also like to restrict your convoy to … um … one vehicle. 5 caravans/campervans/motorhomes driving nose to tail at 20km/hr under the speed limit are a hazard to navigation.
Today, I saw people towing vans who were able to pass you because their vehicles were adequate and able to do the actual speed limit.
Today, everyone was patient and only passed you safely. As far as I know we all made it home alive. That may not always be the case.
Spread out, pull over and consider that the rest of us are not grey nomads and don’t want to amble up the highway at a snail’s pace.
Just because you’ve never had an accident doesn’t mean you haven’t caused any.
Sincerely,
Me (safe at home, thank goodness).

Dear Fellow Road User

Dear fellow road user,
I recognise your right to use the road and am happy to share it with you and your pushbike.
Next time you are turning a corner, please try NOT to fly around the inside just as I start to move.
If I was you, I don’t think I’d ever buy a lotto ticket. You used up all your luck just staying alive yesterday.
Sincerely,
Me.