MITCHELSTOWN MOTORIST SLAMS MANIC MAIN STREET
A motorist has slammed the “farcical” standard of driving which he says ‘has become the norm’ on Mitchelstown’s main street. The driver, who described himself as working in the town for some time now, said he is “at his wit’s end” with motorists who double park in the middle of Upper and Lower Cork Street.
“People stopping to do their groceries will, with-out any warning or indication, literally hammer on the brakes in the middle of the street, which is on the main Cork to Dublin road, throw on their hazard lights and hop out of the car right in front of you,” the motorist raged.
“Any indication I give of my anger is met with either a mild embarrassment or a rude gesture.”
The motorist believes it is laziness that sees people practice this example of bad motoring.
“It is sheer selfishness and laziness,” the motorist continued, “parking in Mitchelstown is not the huge problem people make it out to be, the spaces are there for everyone to park properly, the problem is that people don’t want to have to walk any distance to the shop – they want to be able to pull up at the door regardless of whether or not the space is free. This kind of selfish driving is dangerous and disruptive to traffic.”
The beleaguered motorist finished by adding his amazement at the gardai and traffic warden who he feels have done little to dissuade such practices.
“You wouldn’t see this happen in Fermoy or Mallow or other large towns in the area,” he concluded, “but here in Mitchelstown it seems fine to do this. The more people who see this sort of thing continue unpunished the more people are going to do it. It’s a farce.”
Thursday 26th June 6:02pm