I’ve long ago noticed that the general standard of road use falls when it rains. This was all filmed on last night’s ride home from Walsall. The white courier type van at the beginning was marked ‘Internal Mail Only’, and I think is a Walsall Council vehicle, notably disobeying the right-turn prohibition from Hatherton Street, imposed by his employers.
[It seems this wasn’t a Walsall Council vehicle – but who else is big enough to have an internal mail service in Walsall? The NHS, perhaps?]
The white Mercedes followed me down Lichfield Street, and came down the bus lane. He was trying to overtake me on the junction, but I moved over a little to stop him as I knew he’d cut back in ahead of the refuge. Clearly, if you can afford a big Merc, the rules of courtesy don’t apply.
Watch out for the moped kid waiting behind the bus. He keeps moving to go up the nearside, but thankfully, can’t quite develop the bottle.
Finally, West Midlands Police demonstrate ideal lane discipline and use of indicators. Long term readers will remember the police in Walsall often exhibit remarkable driving standards. These guys clearly aren’t in a hurry to a call, and the driver was discussing something in a very animated fashion with his passenger. I was speechless at the way he cut up the bus and turned into Pelsall Lane. Nevermind – he won’t have filled in the driver log and was probably late for a kitten rescue or something as usual.
Why is it always like this when it rains?