Monday 29 September 2008 11.49am
[cat..pigeons] just wanted to point out that arrows on the road are NOT mandatory. You are not obliged to go left where there is a left turn arrow painted on the road.
Of course, that's no reason to drive without consideration for others.
However, taking the path less trodden is often the way to make best progress, and if you can do that without inconveniencing anyone, then is that a bad thing?
In my very unscientific survey of driving in the capital, I'd say that a major cause of potential accidents and delays comes from people thinking that they've got a "right" to do something, even when it's plainly nonsensical and against the geater good for them to insist on that "right". IMHO, we'd be safer and quicker if we used a bit of common sense to override what we perceive to be our rights from time to time.[/cat...pigeons]
...if you press it, they will come.