These have got to be one of the hottest topics going in Vancouver and surrounding areas right now, dumb-ass drivers and crappy roads? After two “Dumb-ass” governments in a row, our roads are shit! As I drive them everyday, after paying into the tax-sucking machine that is supposed to service this infrastructure, I feel like I just got the raw end of the deal: and for that matter, three and a half million other British Colombians. Now people are feeling it too as the population of motorist climbs and a third of the those drive SUV and 40% have more then one vehicle per household, road rage is hitting epidemic proportions.
This is the scene. I was driving West bound on 88 Avenue in Fort Langley and was waiting at the light to making a right hand turn onto Glover Road. I was behind two other cars and the light had just turned green. Just as the first on-coming vehicle start to enter the intersection a person in a small car made a right-hand turn from Glover Road right into his path. Well, the on-coming truck tooted his horn and the person in the car (a lady) waved in a polite jester, clearly indicating that she had made a mistake and that everyone had enough distance to avoid an accident, so no harm was done. The truck, a SUV, had all kinds of room to slow down and let the car through. He did that. Now, he decided that was not enough, he now needs to teach the lady in the car a lesson. He leans on he horn for about 2 minutes while revving up his truck and then proceeds to tailgate her for the next Kilometer.
I felt ashamed for the Male species. No, I felt ashamed for the human species! You see, Fort Langley has grown way too fast for it capacity. Our roads in and around the town are in need of repair and they cannot handle the sheer volume of traffic, especially when in rush hour: which is about 3 hours, twice a day. So, who do you blame? Well, I see it as a combination of factors and the forefront is our politician and bureaucrats, then Male temperment: a close second. We elected them and they appoint the planners and committees to handle and deal with these problems; and it sure looks like someone is not doing their job?