Cars & Transportation

Bad Drivers

Cars & Transportation

Posted by: jester123

5th Feb 2015 02:20pm

I've recently moved further out of the suburbs and I have to drive along a main road when I travel to and from my workplace. It's a 3 lane road with speeds of either 80 or 90 kms

The other day I was driving alongside and old ute with a couple of young lads driving and I noticed it wandering from one side of the lane to the other, the driver was obviously using his phone. I kept my distance not wanting to pass because i was worried that they'd swerve into me. Sure enough, when the car in front of the ute stopped at the lights the ute driver plowed straight into the back of him. I was so shaken. If i'd over taken that ute it would've been me.

I'm so tired of being tail gated, cut off and no one sticks to the speed limit. Is 90kms not fast enough?? I'm experiencing this everyday now and starting to hate my drive home.

Are we a nation or terrible drivers?

Comments 10

A-Karin
A-Karin
  • 1st Mar 2015 12:10pm

It's odd. We are a society hooked on this era of advanced communication technology and while drivers using mobile phones seemed to be hooked on communicating on these mobiles, they fail ,it seems to communicate safe driving manners.

Thagoona
Thagoona
  • 3rd Mar 2015 02:49am
It's odd. We are a society hooked on this era of advanced communication technology and while drivers using mobile phones seemed to be hooked on communicating on these mobiles, they fail ,it seems...

To quote my Father: "there are many people today that are educated beyond their intelligence". They are gaining a lot of knowledge but don't have the wisdom to use that knowledge.

A-Karin
A-Karin
  • 1st Mar 2015 12:10pm

It's odd. We are a society hooked on this era of advanced communication technology and while drivers using mobile phones seemed to be hooked on communicating on these mobiles, they fail ,it seems to communicate safe driving manners.

Anonymous
  • 16th Feb 2015 01:39pm

Noooo Mate, you wait and see if you travel to South America, you will be so scare to drive, there is no low for the drivers over there

bonacci
bonacci
  • 3rd Mar 2015 12:55am
It's odd. We are a society hooked on this era of advanced communication technology and while drivers using mobile phones seemed to be hooked on communicating on these mobiles, they fail ,it seems...

Haha

bonacci
bonacci
  • 3rd Mar 2015 12:55am
It's odd. We are a society hooked on this era of advanced communication technology and while drivers using mobile phones seemed to be hooked on communicating on these mobiles, they fail ,it seems...

Haha

Thagoona
Thagoona
  • 17th Feb 2015 04:59pm
It's odd. We are a society hooked on this era of advanced communication technology and while drivers using mobile phones seemed to be hooked on communicating on these mobiles, they fail ,it seems...

Hi
I haven't been to Sth America so will take your word for it; however from what I've seen on TV there are a lot of countries that are worst than Australia. The problem is we are fast heading in that direction and the situation is getting worse at an alarming rate.
Cheers

Thagoona
Thagoona
  • 16th Feb 2015 01:06pm

Yes we are becoming a nation of terrible drivers. It is part of the modern Instant Gratification syndrome that most people are addicted to. They have to be there now; the trip is a nuisance, a waste of time. There is no such thing as enjoying the trip, being aware of what is around you; this also results in most drivers not being aware of the other vehicles on the road with them. Also they can't wait to use the phone they have to call or answer it now. It is all about Me and my gratification. Good old Aussie Mateship may be alive during natural disasters but it is dead on the highways.

bonacci
bonacci
  • 3rd Mar 2015 12:54am
Yes we are becoming a nation of terrible drivers. It is part of the modern Instant Gratification syndrome that most people are addicted to. They have to be there now; the trip is a nuisance, a...

So true

jester123
jester123
  • 17th Feb 2015 02:08pm
Yes we are becoming a nation of terrible drivers. It is part of the modern Instant Gratification syndrome that most people are addicted to. They have to be there now; the trip is a nuisance, a...

I couldn't agree with you more about it being the 'me' generation. Thank you for your answer :)

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