I was out and about last week driving over Snake Pass heading for Sheffield. I was going a reasonable pace – I know the road pretty well and the conditions were excellent for a fairly speedy journey.
Coming around a corner on one of the trickier sections I discovered pretty much stationary traffic. I say ‘stationary’ they were doing about 25/28 mph in a section clearly marked as 50 mph. There was a huge queue of cars all jostling along at this ridiculously slow speed trying to pass the front running car that was causing all the chaos.
The result of this slow-moving vehicle was NOT – safe driving.
The result was a series of near misses and near death for the drivers of the cars trying to make progress.
The car in front was being driven (I use the word ‘driven’ sarcastically) by an elderly lady who had absolutely no idea about other road users. She could barely see over the steering wheel and seemed more intent on caring for her poodle which was bouncing about on her knee.
Now we all know these things happen.
We also know that most road deaths are caused by driving too fast.
We also know that driverless cars are on the horizon.
Sooooo …….in a blinding flash of understanding – I realised what is going on.
Driverless cars are simply going to be used to slow us all down!!!!!!
Fucking driverless roadblocks coming your way in the near future…. get used to it folks …. you heard it here first.