Blog DOB: 10 Oct, 2012
Name: louisww123ddn louisww123ddn
Having just arrived home at 21.30 this evening after spending an hour driving from Naas to Rathcoole, on to Newbridge and back to Naas I started thinking about the quality of the cars and their drivers on the road.
I am nearly 47 years old, and I have been driving officially for the last 40 years, and all the cars since my first (a super little 1981 Mini 850) to my latest (a 2004 Mazda 6) I have probably had at least 15 cars. They all had 1 major thing in common.
What I hear you say ? – a engine ?, 4 wheels & a steering wheel ?, seats ?, etc…. Yes all these, BUT SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT –A LITTLE BLUE LIGHT ON THE DASH BOARD. This light would come on when I had my full beam lights on, and guess what I could see it very clearly on the dash board. My more recent cars (over the last 10-12 years) have had the REAR FOG LIGHT that comes complete with a LITTLE RED or AMBER LIGHT on the Dash Board.
Tonight on my way home I had so many rear fog lights in front of me I initially thought everybody was breaking because of a speed check – No they all knew about the INVISIBLE FOG (read the James Herbert novel the FOG and then you will know what to be weary of). Then I thought maybe I am one of these people with extraordinary vision that I can see through the fog, but then if that is the case why do I wear glasses for driving and reading ?. Hmmmmmmmm.
Now my big worry is does Gay Byrne need to spend more of the Country’s money (actually it is really yours & mine – if you are a tax payer) to get STATE ENFORCED EYE-TESTS for ½ the drivers in this country. Its bad enough that he has to spend all this (our) money try to get people (young, old and in between) to stop killing themselves and other road users, but something will have to be done about the DRIVING BLINDNESS. Its F**KING Blinding me and creating a mood of Road Rage, and I am sure I am not the ONLY ONE.
I cannot believe OR can I that some drivers are so F**king stupid that they do not know about the warning lights on their dash. Where are the standards of driving in this country going if we are not heeding the warning lights?
Posted in: People
Why c'ant they have a beeper that tells you, that your fogs are on, if you d'ont put your seatbelt on the car beeps.
Simple solutions are always the prey of marketeers.....
Posted by: Joyciean