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Why do reporters make up stories? Last year we had to put of with all the false reports brad and Angelina had split, now there is reports that Will and Jada have split. We can assure you this latest report is also nonsense.
After doing a little research of my own I found this story was not only completely untrue, but someone has taken pictures of Will and Jada on a beach in Barbados holding hands yesterday. So it is once again one of those “don’t believe everything you read” scenario’s.
There seems to be a high price that comes with fame, everybody wants to know your business, and you also have to put up with untrue stories about yourself getting in tabloid news. But then when a “so called news out let” like ‘In Touch’ publish un true stories they are telling their audience “Don’t believe everything we say” so it is now on record, ‘In Touch’ publish BS. Which is a shame really because up until now they had quite a good reputation.
unfortunately in the UK ‘The Daily Mail’ picked up on the story and ran with it (seemingly giving the story some credibility), then the story flew across FaceBook like a wild fire, I even had friends phoning me up to tell me the news. Not one to believe everything I hear I started digging to see where this information came from.
I traced it back to some poor lonely dude at “In Touch” who obviously has no life, seems bitter with the world thinks this is a good way to get viewing statistics and is jealous of everyone. It looks like some writers at In Touch are Out of Touch.
In life, there are rules and codes to govern the way you live and the way you behave. For example: I grew up in east London during the 80′s and one of the codes on the streets back then was you don’t run off your mouth to people you didn’t know, unless you really knew how to fight, if you broke this code in my neighbourhood, you were very likely to end up in hospital.
Now very much in the same way, the roads also have a code which if you stick to, you should do well and enjoy your driving, however if you do break the road code, you may very well end up in hospital, or cause someone else to go there.
The reason I have decided to make a blog specifically about the UK highway code is that I actually passed my driving test in North America, and upon returning to the UK, there were a few differences that I had to learn. For example: in Canada and some U.S States, at a red traffic signal, you are allowed to proceed if you are turning right. (the equivalent in the UK would be to turn left on the Red signal). So even though I had been driving many years, I decided to rehash the highway code just to keep myself up to speed.
There are many accidents which could have been avoided, if the rules of the highway code had been observed, but it is not just about knowing the rules, but understanding why these rules exist. Every code has a reason and as I journey through the streets of the UK, it is astounding how many people break these rules on a daily basis and seem to be oblivious to any code whatsoever.
Over the next few days and weeks, I will be posting a section of the highway code but broken down and explained, this will be useful information if you are about to take your theory test or if you just need brushing up altogether. Also if you plan to visit the UK and rent a car to get around out here, then this is also for you.
If you have any specific questions about the UK highway code, feel free to leave a reply and I will do my best to find the correct answer for you.
Now here is my general observation about driving in London.
North London: I find people tend to speed, there are a lot of boy racers and tailgaters. If you need to drive through North London, you may be forced to put your foot down to keep with traffic flow.
West London: Probably the worst drivers in Britain, absolutely no attention to the road traffic laws, and never have I had so many near misses, I seriously question if many west London drivers even have a valid UK Drivers License.
South London: The most congested roads and the most impatient drivers, I believe it is because the London underground does not serve much of South London, therefore the ratio of people commuting via car is much larger than anywhere else in London.
East London: Surprisingly the most sensible place in London to drive, I have concluded that most of the very serious criminals live in East London and most drivers are some kind of gangster, so they drive very cautiously as to not attract the police’s attention. Don’t be fooled by the 70 year old granny in her 1998 Ford Escort, in East London she is probably a gun smuggler. This has been my personal London experience, so feel free to let me know if you have had similar or different experiences with London traffic.
and “NO” I don’t use the congestion charge zone.
Starting Friday 1st October, the Highway code, here @ Blog Central.