Thursday, July 22, 2010

Open Letter

Dear London Drivers,

Why the constant need to inch forward at a red light?

First, you roll as slowly as possible toward the intersection. Why? You are not driving a semi truck that is difficult to start from a complete stop. You're in a tiny little Honda, for God's sake!

Then, if you ever do come to a stop, you inch forward at any chance you get. The car in front of you moves? You inch forward. The car beside you moves? You inch forward. The traffic coming the opposite way starts moving? You inch forward. You think the light might turn green? You inch forward.


By the time the light actually turns green, there is usually 10 car lengths between me and the car in front of me! And then...guess what?...no one starts moving!!

So, please - for my sanity (and the sanity of many others, I imagine), please stop with the inching and mind-reading of the light change. Just pay attention and drive. Please!!