Of course if a pedestrian wanders out onto the road, you must slam on the brakes.
My previous comment was aimed at the drivers that slam on the brakes all of a sudden when going at 30/40MPH, and deliberately choose to give way to allow pedestrians to cross the middle of a busy road, where they are in fact "jaywalking", a punishable offence in some jurisdictions.
Raider32 mentioned that the BMW had deliberately stopped to let someone cross, which caused an accident in the process, showing exactly why nobody should engage in this kind of behaviour.
The other day, I was at Nero, and this lady parked her Fiat without paying. Of course a portly council traffic warden comes along, and starts writing a ticket, just as the lady comes back with her coffee. They argue for a few seconds, and then the lady drives off with the ticket in her posession, looking very disappointed.
Now, I have nothing against councils issuing parking fines (and believe me, a lot of drivers DO deserve their tickets), but what I witnessed was quite unfair IMO. Some leniency/discretion could have easily been given.
This type of jobsworth behaviour is killing off local business. Not only should private parking companies be heavily regulated, but councils also need to be kept in check.
So my mum has been having car troubles lately, requiring warranty visits to the dealership.
A lot of faffing around happened, and skipping the long story, Enterprise provided a loan car:
I must say, I was quite impressed. The ride was definitely quieter than my Focus, and it also handled the numerous pot-holes in my town better too. At idle, the engine is completely inaudible. The only downside was that I found the cabin was a little cramped compared to the Focus.
It was in 1.6L petrol form, and apparently has 133 HP, and achieves pretty good MPG figures. Loaded with tech too - all sorts of goodies. The fact that it had a 5 year factory warranty would make it a great used buy, and prices are very reasonable.
I don't think Northern Cyprus is as bad as some people make it out to be, on the whole. Every place/city/country has it's 'ghetto' areas. Admittedly, I have never visited Cyprus, let alone the Northern part. My opinion is purely based on word of mouth from someone who used to live there.
However, I have a feeling that Northern Cyprus is still underdeveloped compared to the 'rich' parts of Turkey - i.e. Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Bodrum - the main cities and tourist destinations.
@Chris - I will also be visiting Turkey this summer - can't beat cheap seaside holidays! The lira has also weakened considerably!
Sounds lovely. June is a busy month for me! My mums birthday is on the 14th, mine is the 18th, then on the 19th I'm off to Crete with my mum for a week, then on the 30th I'm off to the U.S. with my dad. Should be fun!
U.S?? You lucky thing!!
Must-do: Don't come back without renting and enjoying a Mustang or some other big Ford