More luck than judgement

More luck than judgement

More luck than judgement

First published in Opinion

A visitor from Manchester emailed us after returning home and described the standard of driving in this area as “atrocious.”

He wrote: “In three days here, I’ve seen a year’s worth of bad driving.”

His opinion is just that. An opinion.

But regular drivers in the county will know standards on the roads continue to deteriorate.

Speeding, tailgating, undertaking and cutting are just four examples you can observe on pretty much any journey.

The A31 saw three serious incidents within hours yesterday. Staying safe out there is increasingly a matter of luck rather than judgement.

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3:56am Sun 15 Jun 14

Dvorak says...

Agreed! I am a learner driver and of course I don't know it all, but the attitude of some drivers is frightening. What's the rush? I just want to be a decent, considerate and safe driver. Be safe.
Agreed! I am a learner driver and of course I don't know it all, but the attitude of some drivers is frightening. What's the rush? I just want to be a decent, considerate and safe driver. Be safe. Dvorak
  • Score: 5

4:07am Sun 15 Jun 14

guisselle says...

Its always the Northerners who complain and moan!
Its always the Northerners who complain and moan! guisselle
  • Score: -8

5:57am Sun 15 Jun 14

mmmmmmm says...

Don't just whine about it echo,do something.
Don't just whine about it echo,do something. mmmmmmm
  • Score: 1

10:02am Sun 15 Jun 14

Turtlebay says...

The problem is having passed their test, car and van drivers NEVER get any further training for the rest of their lives, so bad habits creep in and it makes their driving dangerous.

It's a pity that the compulsory annual re-training sessions that all lorry drivers face isn't made mandatory for all drivers of cars and vans too.
The problem is having passed their test, car and van drivers NEVER get any further training for the rest of their lives, so bad habits creep in and it makes their driving dangerous. It's a pity that the compulsory annual re-training sessions that all lorry drivers face isn't made mandatory for all drivers of cars and vans too. Turtlebay
  • Score: 6

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