People are always saying how totally useless the police are. Nothing personal, just seems that 9/10 times when you need them, they are somewhere else, bothering innocent people, and completely oblivious to real criminals. Today I had a run in with the so called “Law” and (to put it bluntly) I don’t know why we bloody bother!
It all started at about 4:45 this afternoon. I was walking home from town with my three kids. Youngest son (nearly 1) in puschair, older son (age 5) holding on to one side of the puschair handle, and oldest kid (8 year old girl) on my other side.
We’d just had a fun-filled family trip to the local library, and bracing the icy air temperature, we trudged home along our usual route. We were just in the middle of crossing a side road which joins on to the road where we live, when all of a sudden this big car comes out of nowhere and attempts to cut in front of us, breaking suddennly.
Taken aback we continue crossing as we are effectively standing in the middle of the road, but as we reach the other side I take a look at the car as it passes. No acknowledgement that It almost run over 4 pedestrians in one swipe, and that 3 of them happened to be young children.
The car continues along the road ahead, calmly stopping to drop off a pedestrian, and drives off. I mention in passing to the woman exiting the car that the driving was dangerous and we could have been hurt, but the words appear to fall on deaf ears. My daughter and I make a mental note of the registration number and we continue home.
Back at home I decide to call the police to inform them that there is a dangerous driver on the loose. What do I hear at the other end of the line, after explaining my story. “it might be dangerous driving to you, but to us it isn’t. There is nothing we can do as it is your word against theirs….but we can call them and have a word.”
Gee thanks for that, why don’t you invite them round for a cuppa and a couple of custard creams while you’re at it. Infact, lets add to that, why don’t we all just all jump in our cars and drive around like lunatics because at least we know we can get away with it! Just as long as we don’t actually HIT someone, it isn’t really dangerous driving is it?!
I wonder If they would have taken a more serious view if we had actually been run over. It scares me to think of it, but I reckon the police would be too busy stuffing their faces with custard creams and cups of tea to care. So that’s what they call the british justice system is it?