Arnold Judas Rimmer, Red Dwarf
The Pyrenees Highway has a highway type speed limit – 100 kph – BUT- and as you can plainly see, this is a big BUT – if one tries to turn onto a narrow dirt road from said highway at the aforementioned 100kph, one is likely to oversteer and have a terminal encounter with a very large gum tree or at the very least cause severe startlement to the local and very cute black faced sheep.
As I am philosophically opposed to both my own unnecessary demise AND the vehicular interruption of sheep deep in the contemplation of grass, I generally choose to slow down as I come down the hill approaching the turnoff. This is accompanied by both break lights and appropriate use of indicator lights.
This process of slowing down and indicating was obviously too much for the car load of young men behind me, who chose that moment to pull out OVER DOUBLE LINES to overtake.
It wasn’t scary because I saw them. More annoying… but the potential was there for a really nasty accident if I hadn’t seen them make their spectacularly stupid move. Given that I was making a right turn, in a right hand drive vehicle, I would’ve probably taken any impact squarely on the driver side door at about 100 kph.
and in other ‘news’ the overnight low was minus 0.9 degrees C. Yes, Bells, I know Canberra was probably colder but that’s still cold enough for me. Particularly because I had myself shorn back to my customary 1/2″ haircut today. Couldn’t stand it a minute longer. I actually had to resort to using the blow dryer this week for the first time in about a decade.