Driven up the wall: Vol 3.

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Putting pedestrians back in their place

In reply to A. Costa. 

Mate, I will walk a mile in your shoes, just as soon as you get them roadworthy and pay the rego.

Just like I do with my car, only then should they go anywhere near the road.

And to answer your question – have I ever experienced what it’s like navigating the perilous streets of Griffith on foot, dodging not only motorists and cyclists but everyone from hoodlums on dirt bikes to geriatrics on mobility scooters?

No I have not.

I work from home trading Bitcoin and only shop at McDonald’s, Soul Pattinson and the Billabong, so I have no need to walk anywhere.

Apart from occasionally I like to jog around the block for exercise, but even then, I only turn left.

I do, however, agree with your notion that there is a need for more footpaths in Griffith.

Anything to keep plebs like you off the road, I’m all for.

J. Walker, Griffith.

PROVISO: J. Walker says he's happy to walk a mile in A Costa's shoes, just as soon as they get them roadworthy and pay the rego.

PROVISO: J. Walker says he's happy to walk a mile in A Costa's shoes, just as soon as they get them roadworthy and pay the rego.

90 per cent of the time, you’re wrong every time

It makes sense that you only turn left, J. Walker, because I’ve noticed that you’re never right (ouch, would you like some ice for that burn?).

Cyclists have just as much right to use the roads as you or anybody else.

Times have changed since you lived in that cave up on Scenic Hill, and road rules may not necessarily be the same today as they were when you sat your driving test.

The evolving nature of laws regarding road use means ongoing education for all road users and retesting of old fossils like Mr Walker should be mandatory to ensure everybody can be safe on our roads.  

Research shows that in crashes between cars and bikes, motorists are at fault nearly 90 per cent of the time.

Almost as high as a backpacker’s chances of picking up on The Area dance floor at midnight on a Saturday.

U. Turner, Griffith.

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Driven up the Wall is a satirical look at Griffith’s habits on the road.

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