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Well, that was fun... [Apr. 25th, 2003|09:33 am]
The Love Bug
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I was just driving over the Satchwell bridge in Slough, and this blue Ford Focus cuts me up and pulls in front of me. I let him know how much I didn't appreciate it by pressing down on the steering wheel lots of times. He looks back at me and puts his hand up as if to say "Sorry, but it was necessary." He then overtakes the next 5 or 6 cars by going into the hatched area.

My immediate reaction was, "What a dickhead."

Suddenly, a large white van zooms past on the hatched area, narrowly missing a road island by cutting up an almost identical Peugeot 206 in front of me, and then proceeds to zoom down the hatched area in pursuit of the Focus.

My reaction at this point was, "What the hell....?" It looked to me like a very dangerous cat and mouse chase.

As I came up to the Buckingham Avenue junction, a police car went zooming by. Things were starting to make sense now.

I pulled into Pets At Home, waiting for them to open so I could get some bedding for Ash, an Ambulance zoomed past in the same direction.

Now, I haven't got a clue what was going on, but it seemed serious!!!

[User Picture]From: novemberbug
2003-04-25 02:25 am (UTC)
Reminds me of the first time I drove to Bury after passing my driving test. I was taking my Granny and my Dad to see my great-aunt and great-uncle. A Jag zoomed past me doing about 90 in Alpheton, and then we got further along the road towards Bradfield Combust and a Police car came up behind me, lights flashing. I hadn't long passed my test, but Dad said to me, wait until we get to a straight bit of road then slow down and indicate. Which I did, and the Police car zoomed past me and the driver put his hand up to say thanks. We saw the two of them parked on the side of the road at The Manger in Bradfield Combust, a few minutes later.

They really should teach you such things like what to do when a Police care zooms up behind you, when you're learning to drive!

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[User Picture]From: vetinari
2003-04-25 12:25 pm (UTC)
I love it when I am at some traffic lights and I see blue lights behind. I wait until safe and then pull through the red lights to a place of safety. I always get beeped by other people, until they see the ambulance/police/fire service come past!!
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