Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Impending Doom

With the road rules about to change on Sunday (who gives way to who at intersections)- I'm glad that I will be driving a large company vehicle. I would, however, prefer something designed to survive mines and small-arms fire.

Going by the two senile old trouts that cut in front of me today- nearly freeing up two openings in local rest homes- my confidence in the great unwashed to comprehend these two simple give way rules is not high.

I would like find the parties responsible for changing the damned rule used by the rest of the friggin' world, back in 1977. This was obviously a failure, as we are now reverting to the old pre-1977 rules.

I want them strapped to my bull bars and running boards for a few weeks...

12 comments:

MacDoctor said...

I would like find the parties responsible for changing the damned rule

Probably the two senile old trouts who cut you off...
:-)

Anonymous said...

Yep - next week's going to be hilarious.

Anonymous said...

I recall it relatively clearly. It was the same two Canadians employed by LTSA - or whatever acronym it was then - that brought in the rule that everyone had to stop from all directions if someone put a foot on a pedestrian crossing. That particular one was arseholed after a few months of mayhem and it reverted.

Oi

Anonymous said...

I hate the sound of Andy Knackstead. He might be good at his job though if annoying my common sense is what he does.

Oswald Bastable said...

The smarmy little jobsworth would make a useful addition to my bull bars- if I could stand the continuous whining noise...

Right Wing Theocrat said...

So what are the new rules at intersections, each man for himself?

If it was this one - everyone had to stop from all directions if someone put a foot on a pedestrian crossing - then good riddance.

Oi said...

Yeah - I wasnt very clear in my original reply - the two fuck-ups were introduced at the same time by these goons, but the ped-xing one was arseholed within a short time.
The right turn rule has been mooted for reversion for years, but until now no-ones had the guts.

At the time, the LTSA was the refuge of Poms and Canadians - Kiwis need not apply.
The came up with classics like making us get a WOF before we could register the vehicle, then one of the Poms came on TV saying that he couldnt understand it - People had been driving round without warrants, so they had made it compulsory to have one before registration was possible..... and now people were driving round without either!
I wondered at the time, what planet he had come from.

Oswald Bastable said...

I saw a comment in the local budgie-cage liner that went 'I can't figure it out so I will just give way to EVERYTHING'.

Hand in your license.

Now.

Oi said...

Someone came up with a reasonable rule of thumb - "If it looks like someone could bury themselves in your passenger door - Give way."

KG said...

My theory is, if you drive fast enough, the rest of the traffic appears to be stopped. Since it's stopped, who gives way to what is reduced to an entirely theoretical question.
The answer is to drive faster.
Fixed. Works for me.
Send cheques to C.Rabbit c/ Oswald.

Right Wing Theocrat said...

I like those two Oi and KG.

I tried your one a while back KG, yes everyone else did seem like they were stopped. Only problem is, the copper who was working through his meat pie [or doughnut, I didn't feel brave enough to ask] at the time was even better at it.

And he had the added advantage of them blue lights which made people stop and/or get out of the way even faster. T'was fun while it lasted though.

KG said...

lol! Good one, RWT. It's never seemed fair to me that only the cops can have those lights. Like cheating, isn't it?