I should blog this at Shite Drivers but this was too good to give up. Sorry Niall! What you don’t see is the old SUV (probably new when such vehicles were called 4x4s) that swerved across the road in front of me to block 3 parked cars. The elderly driver […]
Worried about the NCT?
Two years have passed really quickly and it’s time for my car to be tested again as part of the National Car Test (NCT). Registration was simple through their website and hopefully the test will be as uneventful. My car has been serviced recently but there’s still that nagging doubt […]
Help protect the kids on busy roads
There was a knock at the front door a few minutes ago. That’s not something that happens very often during working hours. At the door was a teenager in school uniform with what looked like a notepad in hand. He was collecting signatures for a petition to have more zebra […]
Hammond may have brain damage
Richard Hammond, one of the presenters on BBC’s Top Gear, crashed in a jet powered dragster while trying to break the British land speed record of 300.3mph. He had reached 300mph on his first go, and was doing a final run when, “one of the parachutes had deployed but it […]
WordPress developer in near miss auto accident!
Press the button on the traffic light, wait for the green man, walk. It’s simple. Cars generally stop and obey a red light or risk two penalty points if seen by a member of an Garda Siochana. Unfortunately they can’t be at every street junction every hour of the day. […]
Oooer, that NCT feeling!
I brought my car down to the Blarney NCT center this morning and checked in and joined a lot of other worried looking guys in the waiting room. The tension in the room was palpable as soon as I entered, and when vehicles were driven into the test garage half […]
Police can't touch you?
So, what do you do if you drive a Northern Ireland reg car that the Southern Ireland Police can’t trace? Double park in front of some poor guy’s car and wait for the Gardai to come along and scratch their heads wondering what they’ll do.. I took the above photo […]
Wow! Congestion charging schem …
Wow! Congestion charging scheme gets Livingstone go-ahead – Motorists will be charged £5 to drive to Central London on weekdays! It’s going to be introduced on Feb 17th, 2003. I can see trouble ahead.. In related news, the penality points system due to be introduced here is in doubt because […]