I seriously think this turning into a vendetta against these girls, nothing at all gets mentioned about the locals driving down one way systems, rules are there for ALL not when it suits. As for the reply to my comment earlier if you read it properly I merely pointed out that as responsible parents we have to be extremely vigilant NOT that the parents are to blame thank goodness the little girl was not injured, I would also like to point out drink that got thrown over the young lady in my opinion that is assault he had no reason to get involved.
It was in my opinion a polite request to everyone, visitors and locals alike - and yes locals do read these pages and participate on this Forum.
All Steve did in his original post was to highlight an incident that caused concern to him and others on that particular day and time and prompted him to make the simple statement - PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY.
If the driver of the car had been a resident of Roda Steve would have still reported it in the same way - and quite rightly too.
There is no vendetta,no witch hunt,no hidden adgenda with the Tour Operators.
It was simply a call for common sense to prevail in what is a busy but small and compact holiday resort.
Jacks is right - this post seems to have attracted a lot of "guests" - I wont express an opinion on the incident as I wasnt there - but I trust Steve to have given an accurate account of the incident.
I think that whilst we may all have differing opinions on the "highway code" and its interpretation / compliance in Roda by visitors and locals alike, the very least that we can do is remain civil towards one another.
Post by sthelenssaint on Jul 20, 2012 18:21:06 GMT 2
claire did u read my post? i stated the near misses whioh involved my self and my wife were both drivers were greek and it is not about natonalities ,its about careless, unsafe and dangerous driving. to reverse up coronation st and turn at the supermarket would have been the safer option
This is my absolute last post on this subject. I have no objection to Steve posting he saw a near accident, I do not place the blame on the parents, child, driver involved. My objection is to specifying it WAS tour reps. The posting is please take care on the roads and obey the road rules. It seems all of us have seen near misses, disobeying of the road rules, bad driving BUT to post the only near accident ( in which no-one was hurt) was by a person who is working to promote and look after tourists is wrong. As I have said in previous post, if she is a bad driver, take it up with her employers. They will discipline her but for such an incident I can't see they will remove their business from our delightful village.
In my view, Had the person who witnessed this incident first hand announced earlier than stated that they were not withholding information about that the individuals involved & that the driver were known to them as a tour rep, their manager had been contacted to report this event & to relate their attitude to a previous incident, Then much of this conversation could have been avoided. Lets not take safety for granted.
Johnboy (hope I dont mistake you for another John): you were very smart because you always used your bike for transport when working at Theo's... still working as a rep ?? You must miss Roda very much ?! greets from Holland ps: Danny is on his way to Roda ...
kaz: carolb..hope you get my PM...Kaz
Oct 20, 2014 21:04:55 GMT 2
janiemou: We are in St Remy de Provence, hot and sunny which was unexpected. Off to explore the village that is made famous by van Gogh. Then Italy ?
Oct 20, 2014 21:37:52 GMT 2
kaz: Pleased to hear weather is good for you and you are enjoying your travel....
Oct 21, 2014 9:58:36 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Ol'Salty..any pics from Peroulades (Sunset) ??
Oct 21, 2014 13:42:18 GMT 2
Ol'Salty: Hi <Kaz>. I've sent you an e-mail!
Oct 23, 2014 19:21:40 GMT 2
applejack: Sorry To be a pain, Can somebody do a Ticker-Factory for 9th Oct 2015, I get lost with how to paste, All the best Applejack
Oct 24, 2014 15:11:16 GMT 2
pete sant: All sorted Applejack.
Oct 24, 2014 15:17:45 GMT 2
applejack: Thanks again Pete
Oct 25, 2014 16:40:58 GMT 2
kathwebber: I do hope Kaz is ok - she hasn't been on here for a week now - maybe she is visiting family or having problems with her pc
Oct 28, 2014 9:05:17 GMT 2
kathwebber: false alarm! she is back on!
Oct 28, 2014 11:06:03 GMT 2
kaz: Hi kathwebber, thanks for your concern...I'm well but this computer has been really SICK.....just thought I would try it again to-day and it worked, have missed all the "goings on" in Roda.......my dog has been in hosp.for 3days as well...Ho Hum xx
Oct 28, 2014 11:15:48 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks for the pics Ol'Salty xxx
Oct 28, 2014 17:26:43 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Maureen, hope you both ok xxx
Oct 28, 2014 17:30:44 GMT 2
kaz: Morning all..very dull here in Kent...waiting for the next "downpour"
Oct 29, 2014 12:02:00 GMT 2
chrissey: lovely day here cold start but sun out now hope dog ok kaz
Oct 29, 2014 13:12:43 GMT 2
maureen: Hi Kaz we are ok how are you ?not a very nice day here wet miserable we soon get fed up with this weather , look after yourself Maureen & Jimmy x
Oct 29, 2014 15:10:12 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks chrissey, will have to see how dog is after the medication is finished and results of blood test
Oct 29, 2014 18:10:41 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Maureen, glad all's well your end, yes, the weather is so miserable I'm "fed-up" with it already !!
Oct 29, 2014 18:11:57 GMT 2
kaz: STEVE, are you home????
Oct 29, 2014 18:12:40 GMT 2
kaz: Ooops...I see you are (home)
Oct 30, 2014 15:31:37 GMT 2