I think I may have a little drink.
Solihull's another option.
Nice one, Thrusty. Congrats.
Of course; now you've got to learn how to drive in the manner of the rest of the country. London-style just isn't the done thing everywhere else. ;)
I find I make very rapid progress...--
It's horribly inaccurate, oddly biased, and to top it all off they misspelled Linux.
<ni> komet: You are functionally illiterate as regards trashy erotica.
Hopefully we'll see another thrusty drunk diary classic later then?
why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
Though I have to ask why you bothered. I haven't drivn in five years. Driving sucks, if only becasue of how sober you have to be all the while.
Chat to the virtual me...
Note to self: can I write off driving lesson costs?
The causes seem to be multiple, but due about as much to the quality and type of roads as to safer driving. Nearly all intercity traffic is on grade separated dual carriageways, and much single carriageway traffic is too short on sightlines for overtaking. Also, distances for ambulances to travel are shorter.
But cars are in good condition, speed limits are well enforced, drink driving is exceedingly frowned upon, and people do get embarassed if you say they drive badly. Which all adds up to a death rate lower than everywhere except Sweden.
Not taking number of cars on the road at all. (i.e. if 1 million people drove in 1966 versus if 10 million people drove in 2004)
Then when they compare the US deaths to UK deaths they do a per capita comparison.
I'm pretty sure that a much larger percentage of Americans drive than Brits. In addition each of those Americans probably spend much more time behind the wheel per year on average.
Not a comparison of the number of actual drivers in the UK vs the number of drivers in the US that have died.
Now that's not to say its safer to drive in the US than the UK. I don't know. But the stats on that site are complete crap.
Aside from the general minor marks (not using mirrors enough or undue hesitation) the general rule for failure is if you unnecessarily cause another vehicle to speed up, brake or otherwise move to accommodate you, you fail. Oh, and three or more minors for the same thing (e.g. gear changes) and you fail. Oh, and more than fifteen minors and you fail. Much fun.
So nerrrr, not easy :)