I've decided to provide a scale that I can use in all future incidents which provides a measure of muppetness. That is, how stupid were the actions on display in the incident. Of course it is possible (shock horror!) for me to make mistakes whilst cycling and do something daft and 'muppetlike' as well. Therefore, I will use a bi-scale system.
MORUL = Muppet 'Other Road User' Level
IMORUAL = Introspective Muppet 'Other Road User Annoyed' Level (i.e. me being daft)
Each score will be a score out of 10 with 0 being absolutely no muppetness, and 10 being the king of muppets.
So for any incident I will quote both a MORUL and IMORUAL score. So for instance, for my oil tanker incident:
It would score MORUL =10 and IMORUAL = 0
This incident would score
MORUL = 4 and IMORUAL = 8
This should make it far clearer in the future how daft I rate everyone's actions on the road, including my own. It will also enable me to look for trends in my MORULs and IMORUALs
I am happy for others to use this scale, but would ask that you do not use one scale independent of the other, MORULs and IMORUALs are intrinsically linked to one another.
I will try my best to keep my IMORUALity as low as possible......
Similar incident to the tanker incident happened to me about 10 years ago. Truck comes onto roundabout whilst I was on it and just about took me out on wet road, I braked and skidded whilst trying to uncleat, I ended up on grass in middle of roundabout.ReplyDelete
Luckily in this case there was a police car approaching roundabout from other direction who witnessed everything and pulled the driver.
It was rather sweet catching up with them about half a mile up the road to see the driver in the back of the police car!