The Psychopathology of Everyday Driving by Mark Simpson Do you fantasise about roadside executions when someone fails to indicate? Find yourself talking back sarcastically to motorway dot matrix signs talking down to you in HUGE LETTERS? Abandon all hope for humanity… Read More »Driven Dotty
By Mark Simpson Personalised number plates are the pits. The egotism of them! The silliness of them! The waste of them! The motoring equivalent of a sovereign necklace, their only value is warning everyone that the driver ahead is a… Read More »VAIN 1 – In Praise of Personalised Plates
Mark Simpson on how hard shoulders are being given… the hard shoulder Hard shoulders don’t sound very inviting – and often look very unloved and untidy. But you may miss them when they’ve gone. The Transport Secretary just announced that… Read More »Smartening Up – Or Dumbing Down?
Mark Simpson on the tarmac war between cyclists and drivers Like many drivers, I hate cyclists. They’re in your way. They’re too slow. They’re too erratic. They’re too self-righteous. They get away with murder. But when I’m on my pushbike,… Read More »Whose Road Is it Anyway?
Mark Simpson on the capital offence of failing to indicate ‘That’s alright. Don’t bother indicating. I can read your imbecilic mind!!’ I often find myself coming over all Victor Meldrew when confronted with the worst offence in the entire motoring universe.… Read More »Signal Failure: What Not Indicating Indicates