Rioters may remember the storm in a tea cup when the “Feel the Power” ACT license plates were first rolled out. Opponents said that the plates would likely invoke a spate of road rage incidents due to their overtly testosterone soaked sentiment, especially when ACT residents were driving interstate. Ultimately, as most controversies do, the criticisms came to naught.
I think we should reciprocate and warn interstate drivers about the perils of driving in the National Capital. Given the increasing trend of Canberra drivers to pull out into the path of an oncoming vehicle on 80km/h roads, forcing the oncoming vehicle to aggressively deploy the anchors. I’m proposing the title of this post as a new slogan for TAMS to consider putting on all future ACT plates.
I’d like to know if it is just me (perhaps driving a light weight 1.3 ltr car) that is somehow provoking other ACT road users into a state of total disregard for my Newtonian force, or have other rioters also experienced the same growth in this vehicular phenomenon in recent years.
If so, I would also like to know what is causing this. Is it simply a manifestation of growing societal impatience, a mass increase in the incidence of myopia, or something more sinister?