Working for the AA can get you into hottish water from time to time. There are those who contact me on a fairly regular basis about the behaviour of cyclists. A lot of people have a lot to say about badly behaved cyclists on our roads and a few suggest colourful and rather draconian punishments for them.
There is the other side as well – plenty of cyclists have encountered obnoxious and dangerous car drivers. I have seen mini road rage incidents on both sides, including cars deliberately splashing cyclists through puddles or blasting them with horns. I’ve also seen a spandex-psycho kicking a car wing-mirror in retribution for something or other, which is unforgiveable.
Since its launch in September 2010, the Mitsubishi ASX has firmly established itself as a serious competitor to the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai iX35, and the KIA Sportage in the Crossover segment, with over 250,000 sold worldwide to date.
Building on this solid foundation, the new ASX arrives in the Irish market sporting a heavily revised front and rear, increased levels of standard equipment, improved economy, and a revised suspension.
Using the roads is the single most dangerous thing that most of us do every day. It is more than a little terrifying when you think about it. Especially for drivers, we control a ballistic missile weighing more than a tonne travelling at anything up to 120 kph.
As we fiddle with the radio, yawn, daydream, we are at every single moment only a heartbeat away from dying or killing someone else.