The Weekly Gripe

FEATURES

Gripes the News
Gripes in the pipes
The Soapbox
*

Inconsiderate drivers blocking pedestrian crossings

3 comments  Add a comment

This may only be a slight niggle especially in the grand scheme of things but it really does winds me up.  I'm referring to are the inconsiderate drivers who think its OK to stop over a pedestrian crossing whilst in a queue of traffic or waiting for the lights to change.  I usually walk most places and I can never quite understand as to why the pedestrian has so little regard by certain drivers whether it be someone driving a car, a van or on the odd occasion a bus and to be honest when stepping out my front door its sometimes like out of the original movie "Death Race 2000".

Traffic and pedestriansIf I'm not nearly run over by drivers who run a red light at a pedestrian crossing then I'm unable to cross the road due the selfish or idiot drivers who obviously have no idea that there is a pedestrian crossing right where he or she has plonked their vehicle.  I'm pretty sure that somewhere in the Highway Code it does mention that all pedestrian crossings have to be left clear and it is against the law to block any kind of pedestrian crossing.

The ultimate insult was when a woman decided to off load her passengers over the top a Zebra Crossing, maybe she thought that is what the soul use of a Zebra Crossing is there for, which is a scary thought.  As it happens I can walk round the vehicle in question should the green man appear, albeit I may give the odd glance at the driver so the driver may realize what he or she has done, but what about showing consideration to either anyone who is partially sighted, blind or in a wheelchair, how on earth would they be able to safely cross the road?


Leave a comment

   

samson

samson

Sorry, in my first post I forgot to mention that these people that don't consider others are only one step higher up the evolutionary ladder than the common WUM or troll. Fortunately somebody demonstrated that was the case and reminded me.
samson
17th Dec 14 10:12

!

0
Friday brunch

Friday brunch

It's these damned 'cyclists' that hack most people off - unlike normal people, they don't pay road tax, insurance, m.o.t. fuel duty or indeed anything to contribute to the general wear and tear of the roads, public services, or anything else for that matter.
Friday brunch
13th Dec 14 10:12

!

1
samson

samson

Unfortunately there are some drivers that think the road is solely their domain. They're the ones who will usually remind you that "you don't pay road tax" like it entitles them to some privileged status on the road.
This all goes back to the underlying problem at the heart of most gripes, both on here and in society as a whole. We have moved on from the days when consideration for others was first in our thoughts to a "eff you mate, I'm alright" society. It's a very sad state of affairs. It generally takes very little effort to be considerate and for everyone to try and get along/move around in harmony but it takes even less to ignore the needs of others and plough on relentlessly thinking about number one only.
samson
11th Dec 14 09:12

!

1

FEATURES

Gripes the News
Gripes in the pipes
The Soapbox
spinner