Call me grumpy or old fashioned, but more recently, I've become quite irate about how other road users seem to break the laws and keep getting away with it every single day. I'm not saying that I'm a perfect rider/commuter/Racer. But I do know when my actions might endanger others or myself.
But I was hoping to get your observations on a normal day out and just take in your immediate resonse to traffic action, pedestrians rushing to work, joggers wired up with the Volume set to 11 on their Ipods oblivious to whats around them and many more perils we came in contact with.
Here are a couple that reaalllly peeved me off!
- Last week riding down Canterbury Road, Sun hadn't risen yet and traffic was very light about 6:10am, when I notice a slow moving sedan in front of me heading west. I came up to it fairly fast (35km/h) when I noticed it was the Newspaper Delivery Guy. Here he is Throwing the rolled up daily "Age" (with quite good accuarcy) from the drivers seat into the paid said recipients front yard. I thought, Isn't it illegal to throw any object from a moving vehicle?..Should I have reported this guy?
- next day, Yarra trail commuting to work I see the Rowing coaches riding and blasting their voices through the megaphone. These so called adults teaching the kids from Carey, Scotch College or whatever $$$$ schools, Wearing no Crash Helmets. Have these guys got dispensation to wearing crash hats. Surely the School has obligations to safe bicycle riding & realise it is law to wear head protection when riding.
What other things PEEEVE you guys off.