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Complaints about bad driving have focused on the wrong things. Middle-lane hogging? Speeding? Parking? Dwelling on these mere technicalities takes attention away from where it is really needed. Because, the most offensive drivers on the road today are the increasing band of selfish chumps who:
Drive straight at you on your side of the road!
They might be passing a line of parked cars on their side, and assume they have more right than you do to your side of the road.
They might be idly cutting a corner to save on effort and tyre wear, and think you ought to brake hard or swerve into a neighbour's front garden to let them do so. But worst of all, they might be driving straight at you on your side of the road because they couldn't give a monkey's. In all cases, though:
They are driving straight at you on your side of the road!
Why do they do this? Someone once suggested never to assume malice where brute stupidity will do. I agree. In most cases, they don't even know they are doing anything wrong. Their minds are elsewhere. Unfortunately, their cars are not.
What we need is an awareness campaign to get these people thinking about others. As in other walks of life, people these days are increasingly thinking only of themselves, and their families. It is that simple. There is nothing else in their heads. You can see it on their blank faces as you skim past them into the bushes. If you beep or flash at them, they look shocked and affronted. They just don't have a clue what they are doing.
Think, people! We are as important as you are. We all have our lives to protect. Show at least some consideration for us. Stop behaving like arrogant, self-righteous, utterly selfish pigs.