Maybe its just me but I have been under the impression that drivers licences are just being handed out.
The number near misses and incidents based on ignorance, arrogance and stupidity seems to be escalating recently.
Last Friday night in SA in a twelve hour period the police caught 108 drivers who were over the alcohol limit
This is what has prompted me to write this
On a short drive home from the Mother in-law's at Unley last night some eighteen year old P-plater decided that staying in the right hand lane with about six other cars that were behind a car that was turning right was not for her. She decided that she would do a rapid turn into the left lane, unfortunately for me that's where I happened to be.
Result, I now have an almost new Honda Accord in the garage that is about three inches narrower than what it usually is and a drivers side door that opens about six inches.
Apparently its just as much my fault as hers, quote "because I put my indicator on and I looked before I pulled out so you got in my way" unquote
Anyway, my wife and two witnesses kept me calm, we got all the details and thought we may as well go and report it to the police before we go home.
Excellent friendly and helpful police officer records all the details at the police station on Sturt Road and off we head up Shepherds Hill road to go home.
Driving in the left lane, four or five cars around when the car driving alongside in the right lane puts on her indicator and starts to move left, I honk the horn for a couple of seconds and she pulls back into the right lane.
Then the male partner winds down his window and starts to yell muffled obscenities at me.
Are there just more uneducated morons on the roads nowadays or am I encountering more than my share. How are some of these people passing driving tests.