From the time I spend walking around the Melbourne CBD to and from work, it seems that the latest fad for motorists is queuing through intersections.
These dimwits block pedestrian crossing throughout the city, forcing anyone on foot to dodge and weave their way through whatever gaps remain.
They also block trams, forcing dozens of peak hour commuters to sit and wait while the clueless motorists sit their in their own bubble of ignorance.
Sometimes the drivers who get stuck in the middle of the intersection do so inadvertently, entering the ‘box’ as soon as the light turn green, in the naive hope that the traffic in front of them would clear.
They you have douchebags like this BMW driver, who decided to enter the intersection just as it was turning red, and ended up blocking an the entire street of westbound motorists.
In any case, it seems that even the most obvious intersection in Melbourne is not immune to the curse of the imbecile motorist, with the pedestrian crossing outside Flinders Street Station even getting blocked.
So why the hell is queuing through intersection so common in Melbourne? Are our motorists getting dumber as the years pass, or have I just being paying more attention to their stupidity?
- Stupidity on Swanston Street – my last rant on a related topic