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Warning: This post was published more than 10 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

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One for my readers here in England:

Due to the nature of the quality of driving in England the Department of Transport has now devised a new scheme in order to identify poor drivers and give good drivers the opportunity to recognise them whilst driving. For this reason as from the middle of May 2006 those drivers who are found to be driving badly which includes:

– overtaking in dangerous places;
– hovering within one inch of the car in front;
– stopping sharply;
– speeding in residential areas;
– pulling out without indication;
– performing U turns inappropriately in busy high streets;
– under taking on motorways and
– taking up more than one lane in multi lane roads,

These drivers will be issued with flags, white with a red cross, signifying their inability to drive properly. These flags must be clipped to a door of the car and be visible to all other drivers and pedestrians. Those drivers who have shown particularly poor driving skills will have to display a flag on each side of the car to indicate their greater lack of skill and general lower intelligence mindset to the general public. Please circulate this to as many other motorists as you can so that drivers and pedestrians will be aware of the meaning of these flags.

Department of Transport

This 879th post was filed under: News and Comment.






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Comments and responses

Comment from welcum


by welcum

Comment posted at 17:54 on 29th June 2006.

For a better response to bad driving from the flagged vehicles it should be regarded as a benefit if the flags displayed are red and white. Indeed, if configured as the flag of St George and England’s national flag it befalls that someone has to purchase these items before issuing them.

It also would be better if motorists travelling north of the border throughout the entire nation of Scotland were accustomed to Scottish ways. As all occupants of the bedecked vehicle will incurr the sensitivity of the wee jocks and who will ensure the journeys were good ones!

To be honest I cannot be persuaded to get locked into a major debate over the whole flaggy thing. Easy to see why when one looks at the retail purveyors who sell the stuff.

With a less shy grin than I use to show I stand tall. Yes I do sell England merchandise and do so with pride. It takes the combined results of sales and profit margins to convince me that the venture has been very successful.

Thanks to the website: http://www.welcome-buy.com all England supporters driving the length and breadth of the kingdom will forever touch my heart regardless of their driving exploits. God bless them!


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