Offended by angry drivers
I WOULD like to write in due to my dismay at some of the discourteous behaviour of some drivers in our local community.
Recently, I have seen more and more examples of furious driving in the county, with people driving with no consideration for other people. For instance, last Tuesday afternoon, I was standing at a pedestrian crossing in Bridgend town near Cheapside. It is the busy crossing between Wilkos and the “Farm Foods” food market.
I pressed the red button to stop the flow of traffic. When the crossing man sign turned green, I walked halfway across the road, but then remembered I had left some letters in my car that needed to be posted. So, I turned around and crossed back to Asda car park from where I came. Because of this, a driver in his sixties who was in front of the line of waiting vehicles shouted out the window at me, saying “you are just a prat mate”. I was very offended.
This was uncalled for and unnecessary. I told him to “be quiet and behave”, to which he just beeped his horn loudly.
Also around Christmas time last year, I was splashed by a car that drove through a muddy puddle close to the kerb. This time the driver didn’t even stop to render any assistance or check if I was OK. I was utterly drenched with icy-cold, black, dirty water and had to go straight home.
I have also seen numerous people who drive around with loud music playing and people who accelerate very fast to get down the roadways quicker. Perhaps the council could employ some wardens to keep an eye on things?
I would like to politely request that people be mindful of pedestrians crossing the road and respect others. To those furious drivers, please, if you can’t drive courteously, then you should ride on local buses or catch the trains instead. It is your poor behaviour that impresses nobody… especially me.