MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

LETTER OF THE MONTH

Greg Wilson, via email

IN THE last few years, Iíve noticed that nobody positions their car in the middle of the road for a right turn anymore. They just stop in the middle of the lane. So, of course, nobody can get past them on the left.

Once when I was waiting in the middle of the road to turn right I saw in my mirror a right indicator. Hmm, letís see if they pull up behind me. Nope, half a car width over in the middle of the lane. Another time I was behind a police car when on came the right indicator. Hmm, letís see where they turn from. The middle of the lane! A cop!

And donít get me started on dawdlers and overtaking lanes.

While Iím at it, could you motoring journos out there kindly refrain from using the terms fender, hood, etc. This is Australia! At least it used to be. Whatís this nonsense of putting groups of words [in brackets] in the middle of a sentence? All right, got that off my chest.