Do they realize how dangerous it is?
Whizz went the chappie on the motorbike as he tried to zig-zag his way between a fast moving coach, my car and several other forms of transportation.
I was about to grumble at his recklessness when the bike turned over and the driver fell off it onto the road. Fortunately both the coach driver and I had slowed down sufficiently so instead of being run over, he escaped with a few minor bruises.
This incident happened as my friend Afia and I were heading back from the doctor’s earlier this evening. It was a near miss not only for the motorcyclist but for a whole bunch of other people.
As Afia pointed out, the guy was carrying an LPG cylinder on the back of his motorbike. This fell onto the road when his bike took a somersault. We were lucky that the cylinder didn’t explode and destroy the entire block and blow us to smitherines.
My question is “Why the hell was he carrying such dangerously fragile cargo on his bike?” And even if he had no other option but to carry it, did he not think that he should drive carefully? When I think of what could have happened, a shiver goes up my spine. Someone up in the heavens was obviously watching over us otherwise it is very likely there might not have been a blog post tonight or any other night. God help and protect us all as we drive on the roads of our cities and towns. Is it mere recklessness or is it some sort of bravado that drives people to maneouvre their vehicles through busy streets with no thought of whom they could hurt, kill or maime other than themselves.
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