Morons on the road

Today I was a moron

Mea culpa. Today I was a moron.

This morning I ran a red light.

No excuse, but I was just following everybody else. I didn’t see it changing until it was too late to stop.

It’s in a spot where there’s another light (which I did stop at) which is ahead of any conflicting traffic, so there was no actual danger.

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Still, I made a mistake, and I’ll be more careful in future.

(The guy behind me, who caught up later, could hardly criticise. He was on the phone the whole time.)

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

6 replies on “Today I was a moron”

Don’t you think you should lighten up a bit. Reporting number plates, this Mea Culpa. Such strict adherence to rules is a little disturbing.

I don’t think you’re quite getting the concept of blogging and Tweeting. Excessive trivia and complaining is what they’re designed for.

Concentration is the key, as I was futilely telling my niece just two nights ago. We all fail. We all must try harder. Driving is a serious thing.

Daniel, did you beat your chest three times while saying your “mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa”, as is tradition for us Catholics? You’ll note that in the Wiki article, that’s what it says! Ask any Catholic who went to Mass pre- Vatican II (early 1960s), and they’ll tell you all about the Latin Mass- it was the only language Mass was said in! After Vatican II, it was changed so that it would be in the local language. Latin isn’t too hard for me to pick up, being of Italian background, it is very similar! Caveat Emptor!

yes, me a cowboy, me a cowboy, me a mexican cowboy, as we used to say as little kids in the Catholic mass…

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