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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 14:31 
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If you admit to yourself that getting annoyed by other drivers is idiotic it is surprising how quickly you stop getting annoyed.


That must be why I don't seem to get annoyed any more. Yesterday a car-not-reversing-when-clearly-it-should-on-a-narrow-lane didn't annoy me in the least, but my two passengers were fuming. I just pitied the lack of skill of the other driver involved.

Mind you, they did sit with their back wheels virtually in a passing place and wait for the family with four dogs behind me to jog out of the way, so I could reverse 50 feet back past them...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 21:04 
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The one thing I take away from this is an excellent one-line summary that I shall implant whenever appropriate in conversation. It just sums it up. Thanks Toltec.

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If you have an accident or near miss, unless you can absolutely tell yourself there was nothing more you could have done to avoid it then some of the fault at least is yours, whatever the highway code says
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Thanks for your kind words Roger. Some punctuation might be an idea in that sentence though :)

Without checking I cannot be sure, but a similar point may be made in Mind Driving, if not there then it is a composite from other threads. My expression, if not my ideas.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 19:26 
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Oh yes - the idea has been present for a long time in mine (and I suspect several/most other long-term Safepseedrs' minds. It's nicely crystalised by your sentence tho


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