What is it with people and driving? Does nobody have common sense any more? It's been pissing it down this afternoon. Just drove back from work, the majority of which is on a dual carriageway. The rain was so heavy the vis was down to around 100m or less, with a lot of water on the road. Hence I was driving around 45-50 on the nearside, keeping a good distance from the car ahead. There were still numerous vehicles (BMWs and white vans mainly) screaming past in the outside lane, virtually bumper to bumper... is the concept of stopping distances lost as soon as you get into one of these vehicles? There were times where I was on the verge of aquaplaning even at the (relatively) low speed I was going at. I was just waiting for someone to spin out in front of me. Then, going down a single lane stretch, I had some knobber in a white van sit on my bumper in the same conditions (again, my speed was quite low). It's times like that I wish I had a scrolling sign like the police have, but to remind people to keep the fcuk back. It's fine for him in his van if he has to stop suddenly, but I'm more concerned about me getting squished... Bring back traffic cops and start educating idiot drivers.