Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Move out of the way

Fm99.7 breakfast show host Linda has a problem with drivers who drive fast and come too close to the car if the car in front is not giving way.

I didn't hear this (I don't listen to the breakfast show, I find it annoying). But my friend did (thank you Jonyboy) and narrated the whole thing, including Linda's statement:


if the authorities don't do anything about this soon, then the drivers will be forced to take matters into their own hands.

My view on the matter - errr.. and do what exactly? hook up cruise missiles in the trunk and fire away when there is someone behind you? or the oil slick thing like the one in KITT or some bond car?!

I flash lights to get the slower vehicles out of my way, and at times, probably inch too close to the car in front as well. At the same time, there have been times when the same has happened to me too. Just today morning a Nissan z350 was trailing right behind my car. As soon as I found an opening, I did change lanes and give way to the speeding z350.

Some cars are fast and some drivers can drive the car close to its full potential. Perhaps they don't care about being fined. Move out of the way. It is just that simple.

Perhaps what Linda has failed to notice is that these drivers who can manage to drive fast, do start to flash lights from a distance itself, asking to be let through. It's not like the cars are teleporting or magically appearing behind your bumper. Now why can't you just move into the other lane? If you can't keep up with the speed, at least get out of the way!

I agree - not everyone is civil on the roads and many drivers lack basic road sense (not restricted JUST to Kuwait). But, if one can drive fast and doesn't give a shit about being fined - why the hell can't a slow driver just move into the next lane and let this car through.

Apparently, Linda thinks she is the only one in Kuwait who knows how to drive. This isn't the first time she has commented on such issues. Come to think of it, I think I stopped listening to the breakfast show because of her yapping. Sure the songs were getting repetitive too and it wasn't exactly my type of music, but I think the major reason was her yapping.

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