Before I start to rant, I am not one of those ‘speed camera hugging’ lefties who believe the national budget should be supplement by speeding motorists. Indeed, I have had many fun drives on national speed limit B roads .
But, I have had enough of people speeding in 30mph zones. These ignorant feckers must surely have they heads up their own self ignorant arses, not to understand why a 30 zone is there – built up housing, pedestrians, kids playing, dogs, schools, I could go on..
..but it gets worse, there is a new type of ignorant arse who not only speeds in a 30, but also overtakes if any one sensible enough gets in their way doing 30 mph on cruise (me). Three times I got overtaken tonight, once on the way to a restaurant, and twice back.
The first guy, in an X3 must have been doing close to 50 by the time he went past me. My horn was on by then and so he gave me the finger. A local was pruning a hedge and on hearing my horn and seeing the speed of the X3 then added a finger into the situation, aimed back at the X3. As I drove past we both just shrugged shoulders in that knowing ‘he is driving like a twat’ way.
On the way home, a chav came up behind me in an mk5, rusty, oil-burning escort. He decided to sit on my bumper while he smoked his cigarette (I think it was Marlboro). He then overtook, again he got the horn. The chav decided to brake violently in protest to that, funny I thought he overtook me because 30mph was too slow. I did consider writing off his rusty escort and then get the scratch on my 5ers bumper polished out, but I had my wife and one year old son in the car, so I slowed down. He speed off and that was that.
The third time was a biker, so say no more.
So, am I in the wrong to do 30 in a 30? Or are these ‘arses’ just that, and don’t give a toss about others safety?