I have a novel idea. How about you learn how to drive?
Being in the unenviable position of having to live in Canberra, I like many of you use the roads. Having driven extensively around the nation I can safely say that Canberrans are the worst drivers in the country.
Let me give you some BASIC tips:
1 – Keep LEFT unless overtaking. At any given time during the day in Canberra you can venture out onto the roads and find an abundance of morons sitting in the right lane. To those of you who start furiously googling for the ‘official’ rules on this and proving you totally miss the point, don’t. This is appalling driving. If you have to turn right keep left until the last moment, you idiot. The right lane is for OVERTAKING. When you overtake – be sure to get back into the left lane IMMEDIATELY. If you disagree – you are wrong and need to learn how to drive.
2 – Use your indicator. There is no point in using the indicator if you are already two thirds of the way across the central divider/already turned off. INDICATE your intentions PRIOR to doing so. If you don’t you are a danger to yourself and everyone else on the road not to mention, a dismal driver.
3 – Be aware of your surroundings. LOOK before you turn and use your rear vision mirror. Just because its first thing in the morning and you are turning out of your suburban street to go to your overpaid office job don’t just assume there isn’t someone coming, you fool.
4 – If you use your car (which you probably don’t even own anyway) as a fashion statement, you are an utter airhead and shouldn’t be on the road in the first place. Swerving in and out of lanes at highs speeds isn’t cool or edgy and doesn’t impress anyone other than fellow idiots. It is dangerous and stupid. Please do those few of us that drive properly a favour and drive the finance companies car into a large tree away from the rest of us.
5 – It is not your right to drive – it is a privilege. You do not own the roads - they are for everyone and next time your in the right lane dawdling under the speed limit with someone angrily tailgating you think to yourself “maybe I should learn how to drive?” and then get in the left lane where you belong.