Bad driving beats them all

LETTER

During my years of driving in Gisborne I have experienced having my car dented while it has been parked and not occupied, having near misses where drivers just turn out in front of me without looking, and having people drive their car with their indicator on mindlessly, like it has been flashing for the past few weeks. No indicator before turning is another really good one.

Well, today beat them all. As I was turning into work at Gisborne Hospital I was just about to go past the ED entrance and out pulls a ute without looking left or right and proceeds to ram me. I doubt if even an elephant coming along would have made a blind bit of difference. He was set in his mind that he wanted to park opposite and nothing was going to deter him from getting there. My car needed towing away, his didn’t even have a scratch.

Funny, he thought he had right of way and wondered why there wasn’t a give way sign. Ha, ha — yes, scary, he had driven all the way from Ruatoria without even knowing basic road rules.

I wonder why the Government is spending so much on crash barriers etc when a lot of people can’t even drive safely. No third-party insurance? No worries!

A big thank you to those who helped me. I was so shaken by my first accident in over 47 years of driving and many years driving in the UK in those narrow country roads and a busy city.

Come on Gisborne, it just isn’t good enough.

Gill Lewis

During my years of driving in Gisborne I have experienced having my car dented while it has been parked and not occupied, having near misses where drivers just turn out in front of me without looking, and having people drive their car with their indicator on mindlessly, like it has been flashing for the past few weeks. No indicator before turning is another really good one.

Well, today beat them all. As I was turning into work at Gisborne Hospital I was just about to go past the ED entrance and out pulls a ute without looking left or right and proceeds to ram me. I doubt if even an elephant coming along would have made a blind bit of difference. He was set in his mind that he wanted to park opposite and nothing was going to deter him from getting there. My car needed towing away, his didn’t even have a scratch.

Funny, he thought he had right of way and wondered why there wasn’t a give way sign. Ha, ha — yes, scary, he had driven all the way from Ruatoria without even knowing basic road rules.

I wonder why the Government is spending so much on crash barriers etc when a lot of people can’t even drive safely. No third-party insurance? No worries!

A big thank you to those who helped me. I was so shaken by my first accident in over 47 years of driving and many years driving in the UK in those narrow country roads and a busy city.

Come on Gisborne, it just isn’t good enough.

Gill Lewis

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