Yesterday I was cycling along, minding my own business, enjoying the sunshine – as you do. I approached a busy junction with some traffic lights – you could turn left, go straight on or turn right. I wanted to turn right so pulled up just behind an RAC van which was in the right hand lane waiting at the red light.
The lights changed. Straight on lane and turn left lane both roared off into the distance. RAC van remained stationary. I twitched. Seconds elapsed. I decided to try to get RAC man’s attention by glaring at him via his wing mirror. It was then that I noticed that was having a chat on his mobile phone. Just then – either he saw me glaring at him or he realised what he’d done and he roared off – not to the right but across lanes into the straight on lane. In so doing he went through a red light and at speed. The RAC website is very clear about the illegality of mobile phone use whilst driving. There’s nothing about speeding through red lights after switching lanes – but I think we all know that’s naughty too.
I’ve got his registration number. Should I send a little email to the RAC?
My hesitation is because I think it might be a sackable offence – it is illegal on several counts after all. On the one hand I’d feel bad if he lost his job. On the other I think he should know better and is setting an appalling example.
It’s not quite, ‘You Decide’ – but I’m interested to know what you think I should do.
Feel free to express your views either way.
I’ll let you know later on what I decide to do and why.
Ja mein Fraulein – you must be wearing ze groÃŸe knickers or you will be getting ze furry mouldy lumpen growing in ze fraulein parts. Vertrauen Sie, daÃŸ ich ich ein doktor bin.