Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Calm Down and Drive to Survive on Roads

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Calm Down and Drive to Survive on Roads

Article excerpt

WRITIN RETURN

GREG BRAY

FOLKS, dying is not a good thing at the best of times, but to cark it just before Christmas is a real tragedy.

So, if it's not too much trouble, can we all just focus on staying alive for a few more days?

Seriously, the way some of you have been roaring around town lately has got me wondering if I missed a public announcement declaring that Gladstone is hosting an all-in, 24/7, smash-up derby this week.

Honestly, I got passed on Monday by a ute travelling at warp speed; in a crowded car park.

Then there was the numbskull in the 4WD who decided that a red light isn't really red until it's five seconds old, which came as something of a surprise to me as I was chugging through the green light.

I stopped in time, only to have the car behind me angrily beep it's horn to hurry me along. …

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