Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Drivers Take Road Antics Down a Gear during Holiday Period

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Drivers Take Road Antics Down a Gear during Holiday Period

Article excerpt

I DIDNCOT really know how to swear until I started driving. But during the past year the antics of some of the idiots puttering on our fair city streets have actually left me speechless.

For the past two weeks, ICOve had little to complain about.

The reduced amount of traffic on our streets over the Christmas break had made driving to and from work an almost pleasant experience.

My fellow motorists were cheerfully giving way, using their indicators, not cutting me off at roundabouts, and even holding up all their fingers when they waved at me.

Things were so good that I actually saw an old lady push a loaded shopping trolley onto the four lanes of horror known as Philip St, and make it to the other side. Of course, watching her didnCOt do my heart any good.

There has also been a delightful reduction in the number of trucks on our streets.

Normally when I back out of my driveway, a sensor fitted to my letterbox alerts the ever-vigilant folk at Big Truck Control that I am leaving home. …

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