I had the misfortune to have to go out at a peak time today, to the supermarket of all places. I’ll name it as I’m there fairly often. It’s an Asda. Now I’ve nothing against Asda itself, otherwise I wouldn’t have been there. The problem lies with the small roundabout on the approach to it.
Saturday is not a good day for driving. It seems that all and sundry are about, causing all manner of havok on the roads. Let me give you a for instance, or rather relate exactly what had happened. I arrived at the supermarket with no problems; bear in mind that as you enter it immediately becomes a 10mph zone until you once again leave the facilities.
With that in mind, it was the exit that proved to be a problem, or at least to give me the headache of lady driver almost smashing into my nearside. The only explanation I can give for her driving is that she totally ignored the speed limit of the set 10mph (she was going about 30) and actually accelerated into the car park, post-roundabout.
She then barely slowed as she approached my car at speed, then had the cheek to beep her horn at me and continued her rather fast approach. Now the sensible thing of course would have just been to slow down, but hey, it’s acceptable apparently to drive overly fast for the situation if you really want to get parked in Asda or to get some petrol. Apparently.
This is no comment on women drivers (statistically they are safer than male counterparts) but this is a direct comment on those who actually SPEED UP when there is a reduced speed limit in force. You have to go slower, because every other car is. The reason for the slower speed is that people are walking around. Generally I’d imagine you don’t want to hit one of those. So, if you’re out on the roads today and are nipping to the supermarket, please take care and slow down.