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 ...
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Oct 8, 2014 10:49:45 GMT 2
maureen: Hello Kaz, we're ok now. Jimmy has had shingles since which got infected and was quite nasty, then after dealing with that he then got what we thought was a kidney infection however the local hospital got it wrong so we took him to the local A&E cont'd...
Oct 8, 2014 15:44:22 GMT 2
maureen: where they discovered that he actually had a kidney stone after doing a CT scan! THankfully he's better now so things are back to normal. Hope all ok with you. J&M
Oct 8, 2014 15:45:25 GMT 2
kaz: Sorry to hear that Jimmy has been poorly,glad he's getting on ok now,having flu & shingles jab on Sat.I'm not too bad ta xx
Oct 9, 2014 18:26:10 GMT 2
maureen: had my flu and shingles jab last week. what weather thunder lightning rain and cold , been looking at the flights for next year will have to book soon before they go up . take care x
Oct 9, 2014 19:21:02 GMT 2
chrissey: we both had our flu jabs bill had his shingles jab last year he was fine after it i get mine next year have a good weekend all lovely day here today
Oct 10, 2014 11:58:14 GMT 2
kaz: Weather the same here,very changeable,,,let me know about flights Maureen, who do you fly with?
Oct 10, 2014 12:22:32 GMT 2
maureen: weather very good today sun is out got my washing out , we fly with easyjet Kaz
Oct 10, 2014 13:09:18 GMT 2
kaz: I do as well Maureen....£32 one way 2people...that counts me out......We have sun, lovely
Oct 10, 2014 15:16:20 GMT 2
kaz: Welcome to the forum ro55.....enjoy
Oct 11, 2014 20:24:34 GMT 2
kaz: welcome to the forum tequilaman....enjoy
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Dorsetman: Hi All, back online after our holidays, and a little trouble with the PC. Have been catching up over the past few days. I think I am now up to date.......
Oct 14, 2014 12:56:14 GMT 2
kaz: I've got BT Infinity...nothing but problems
Oct 14, 2014 13:03:07 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Gil.....what's the weather like in Roda?........hope you both well
Oct 14, 2014 13:05:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz see you tomorrow late afternoon x
Oct 14, 2014 20:04:49 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou...ready and waiting for you xxx
Oct 15, 2014 13:53:39 GMT 2
Gil: HiKaz sorry for the late reply cant remember what the weather was like on the 14th but today it is partly cloudy and 23 degrees cant believe how warm it is and we are both well and enjoying our new life x
Oct 17, 2014 14:37:14 GMT 2
kaz: Good to hear Gil...enjoy, you lucky people
Oct 17, 2014 15:21:24 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are enjoying the journey and the "sight seeing", take care x
Oct 18, 2014 18:49:27 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Maureen....hope you are well and Jimmy much better now..getting darker much earlier now!!
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