Anne (ajva) wrote,

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ban all idiots, please

I was reminded this morning of how potentially dangerous the roads can be when I was on Southgate Road in Islington, and approaching a narrowing of the road due to roadworks. I was beside a white lorry, and calculated that we would both reach the "funnel point" at the same time, but that he wouldn't have a lot of room to manoeuvre. Should I stop to let him through, or try to nip ahead?

I looked into the cabin to see if I could have a look at the driver and read his intentions, perhaps even make some eye contact.

He was texting someone.

This is how cyclists get killed, I think.

(I nipped ahead carefully, to get out of there as quickly as possible.)
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