After receiving my second ever NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution) recently I wondered – why not introduce a positive reinforcement message (even if it is aligned with the entirely misleading message of speed being directly responsible for accidents)?
It’s pretty tedious dealing with these utter arseholes every day. Think speed causes accidents? No it’s fools like this, completely oblivious to their surroundings and other traffic.
I remember growing up with a healthy respect for the police. They were our friends and protectors from criminals. It took a deliberate effort to become a criminal, you had to really try to do something wrong to get into trouble.
The excellent Keith Code (google his A Twist of the Wrist books and DVDs) theorises that as a driver you have a certain number of concentration points to spend while you’re driving or riding. Let’s say a driver has 100 such points to spend while driving. A new driver, for example, might spend 20 of these mastering controls like gear-changing, use of pedals, indicating, while an experienced driver may use 2 points for such activities because they happen without thinking.
One of the most infuriating things you encounter while driving is people who have no idea how to indicate correctly at a roundabout. It’s really simple (as you could see if you looked at the Highway Code), but here’s a very simple set of rules off the top of my head.