I bought a really cool present for my son’s birthday – you can see it here – it has a sign in the rear window of your car that lights up with the message of your choice for the driver behind you.
And I really wished I had one last night whilst driving to my partner’s house in thick fog.
Every nutcase seemed to be on the road as I pootled along at a safe pace (well let’s be fair I couldn’t see anything but a blanket of fog) and most of them ended up behind me, flashing their headlights madly before overtaking at speed completely unable to see if anything was coming.
I have to admit that for once I really felt like swearing at each car – yes Grandad if you’re reading this, I was sorely tempted! One of those signs in my back window might have made them think or maybe made them worse?
As I came of the windy country road onto the dual carriageway that takes me nearly all the way to my partner’s home the visibility was no better, but within minutes I could see blue flashing lights and the mangled wrecks of two cars on the hard shoulder….. all caused by rushing to be somewhere.
How sad is that? And even sadder that maybe one of those drivers was just like me and driving carefully before the accident.
I just hope that nobody was killed.