Another lane hog, this time there isn’t an Audi in sight. Why oh why. This is classic highway maintenance van procedure, they seem to travel way over their speed limit in the outside lanes every time I see them.
It begs the question – is it safer for me to do what I did, traverse 2 lanes to overtake on the outside and then back in again, or do you just continue in the inside lane? Because it seems to me the safest place to overtake is the inside lane since nobody ever f*cking goes there!
A lot is made of the fallacy that excess speed is the main cause of accidents. Of course if you do a little research you’ll see this simply isn’t true. In fact, the most dangerous driver I’ve ever experienced was also the slowest.
I’m very excited to be attending my first speed awareness course in just over a week’s time (read about that here) because it looks like the event has prompted the production of the very first batch of WeDriveOnTheLeft.com products. Photos will follow but I’m looking forward to wearing the most perfect t-shirt for the event, and soon anyone attending such a farce will also be able to get suited up appropriately.
I just rediscovered, after perhaps more than a decade, the Alliance of British Drivers. I read a lot of their material about a decade ago – they had reams and reams of great information and unreported facts – but since then I’d more or less forgotten about them. For example, through them I learned that less than 1% of accidents have speed as the main cause, and less than 7% have speed as a contributory factor. And that speed cameras create accident blackspots. And that increasing speed limits to realistic levels causes average speed to drop. And on and on.