Worrying drivers

Worrying drivers

Worrying drivers

Published in Letters by

WHAT is it about car drivers these days?

In recent weeks I have seen two cars driving the wrong way down Davygate.

I showed the drivers how to get out the right way, but they only wanted to go further in, to see how many foot streets they could move into. I felt like shouting “get out of the bloody car.”

Makes you wonder if motorists have got two legs. Some of them don’t seem to have much in the brain department.

On another day I was watching that rather splendid jazz group that play in the town centre. They had a huge crowd around them, but a woman motorist thought nothing of driving through the middle of the crowd and scattering them.

It seems the more cars we get rid of, the better the city centre is.

Allan Denney, Catesby House, Holgate Road, York.

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1:15pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

That so-called splendid jazz group are way too loud and annoying.
That so-called splendid jazz group are way too loud and annoying. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -3

3:28pm Tue 8 Apr 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

White van heaven
1st August 2008 in Letters
ALTHOUGH petrol prices are the closest thing to crazy we have ever seen, there is a benefit to be seen among the chaos.
It is much easier to deliver essential services around the city, which should benefit the likes of plumbers, electricians and other tradesmen, as well as bus services and ambulances.

I am only a white van man for one day a week now, but I have noticed a vast difference in congestion levels while doing my charity work.

Allan Denney, Cambridge Street, York.

Maybe if you had done your charity work using a hand cart and leg-work you would have a point. I agree, Some people don’t seem to have much in the brain department. But then some people demonstrate their lack of brains while making assumptions about other people level of intelligence.

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
White van heaven 1st August 2008 in Letters ALTHOUGH petrol prices are the closest thing to crazy we have ever seen, there is a benefit to be seen among the chaos. It is much easier to deliver essential services around the city, which should benefit the likes of plumbers, electricians and other tradesmen, as well as bus services and ambulances. I am only a white van man for one day a week now, but I have noticed a vast difference in congestion levels while doing my charity work. Allan Denney, Cambridge Street, York. Maybe if you had done your charity work using a hand cart and leg-work you would have a point. I agree, Some people don’t seem to have much in the brain department. But then some people demonstrate their lack of brains while making assumptions about other people level of intelligence. You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: 2

4:38pm Tue 8 Apr 14

wallman says...

why didn't you take their reg.nos and report them if it really happened
why didn't you take their reg.nos and report them if it really happened wallman
  • Score: 6

4:39pm Tue 8 Apr 14

CaroleBaines says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
That so-called splendid jazz group are way too loud and annoying.
Heard them today - took refuge! In fairness, that might just be me.

Back to the letter. Not sure drivers are any better or worse than they have ever been. Ignorant drivers are just ignorant people in cars and will always exist.
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: That so-called splendid jazz group are way too loud and annoying.[/p][/quote]Heard them today - took refuge! In fairness, that might just be me. Back to the letter. Not sure drivers are any better or worse than they have ever been. Ignorant drivers are just ignorant people in cars and will always exist. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 6

8:42pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Igiveinthen says...

CaroleBaines wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
That so-called splendid jazz group are way too loud and annoying.
Heard them today - took refuge! In fairness, that might just be me.

Back to the letter. Not sure drivers are any better or worse than they have ever been. Ignorant drivers are just ignorant people in cars and will always exist.
No they do play very loud, I heard them as I was walking into town today, and I was just passing the Lowther Hotel, they were playing a jazzed up version of 'somewhere over the rainbow' when I reached the top of the steps onto Ouse Bridge I saw they were on the corner of Spurrier Gate, I thought to myself 'I wonder how the people working in the shops stand the volume!.
As for the car driving issue it's a minority that spoils it for the majority, also take a look at the helmet cam film taken by a fellow cyclist of their antics, also the report of a cyclist attacking another cyclist and kicking him off his bike because he took him to task about doing wheelies, people like that be it drivers, cyclists and ignorant pedestrians need to be taught a lesson - any suggestions?
[quote][p][bold]CaroleBaines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: That so-called splendid jazz group are way too loud and annoying.[/p][/quote]Heard them today - took refuge! In fairness, that might just be me. Back to the letter. Not sure drivers are any better or worse than they have ever been. Ignorant drivers are just ignorant people in cars and will always exist.[/p][/quote]No they do play very loud, I heard them as I was walking into town today, and I was just passing the Lowther Hotel, they were playing a jazzed up version of 'somewhere over the rainbow' when I reached the top of the steps onto Ouse Bridge I saw they were on the corner of Spurrier Gate, I thought to myself 'I wonder how the people working in the shops stand the volume!. As for the car driving issue it's a minority that spoils it for the majority, also take a look at the helmet cam film taken by a fellow cyclist of their antics, also the report of a cyclist attacking another cyclist and kicking him off his bike because he took him to task about doing wheelies, people like that be it drivers, cyclists and ignorant pedestrians need to be taught a lesson - any suggestions? Igiveinthen
  • Score: 8

3:04am Wed 9 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

The letter writer has got a point though... and I'd put money down that the cars involved were small 'city cars', nothing bigger than a VW Golf.... my experience of going round York on a daily basis shows that these cars have the worset drivers behind the wheel, as the drivers are too scared/incompetant/b
roke to be able to drive a proper car yet they believe they are able to go quite literally anywhere in them... I've even seen one crashed at Friars Walk because the driver tried to squeeze between the concrete bollards into Muncastergate!
The letter writer has got a point though... and I'd put money down that the cars involved were small 'city cars', nothing bigger than a VW Golf.... my experience of going round York on a daily basis shows that these cars have the worset drivers behind the wheel, as the drivers are too scared/incompetant/b roke to be able to drive a proper car yet they believe they are able to go quite literally anywhere in them... I've even seen one crashed at Friars Walk because the driver tried to squeeze between the concrete bollards into Muncastergate! Magicman!
  • Score: 0

3:05am Wed 9 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

As an additional, I should say that *not all* small cars are driven badly.
As an additional, I should say that *not all* small cars are driven badly. Magicman!
  • Score: 0

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