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: Hi Maureen, bit cooler here to-day....had rain last night, at least the garden had a drink!!..hope you both ok love Jan xx
Jul 28, 2014 13:29:49 GMT 2
gremlindog: We have done that panicking journey before - its usually a direct train from here to Gatwick but last time we did it they were working on the line so we had to go to St Pancras then 2 underground trains then a slower overground train to Gatwick! 3 suitcase
Jul 28, 2014 13:30:32 GMT 2
gremlindog: and a five year old! on a Saturday afternoon - Chaos!
Jul 28, 2014 13:30:52 GMT 2
kaz: Oh my, what a journey that must have been for you all......so much easier this year a??
Jul 28, 2014 13:54:27 GMT 2
gremlindog: I hope so - just about to check!
Jul 28, 2014 14:37:21 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi anyone looking for on line chat, we are running late as still to eat. Will be on by 8.30 UK time.
Jul 28, 2014 20:46:47 GMT 2
kaz: No probs janiemou......
Jul 28, 2014 20:53:26 GMT 2
artisans: Hey kaz - are you there?
Jul 28, 2014 21:33:53 GMT 2
kaz: Morning all...a little cooler here to-day so far..............
Jul 29, 2014 10:15:43 GMT 2
maureen: Morning, cloudy but still warm, hope you are ok Kaz looking forward to seeing you
Jul 29, 2014 11:18:12 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Maureen, slightly warmer, have a nice breeze but think rain is on the way....yes, looking forward to seeing you both too..not long to go
Jul 29, 2014 11:24:01 GMT 2
kaz: I was wrong...the sun is out and it's so hot.........
Jul 29, 2014 16:28:04 GMT 2
kaz: Going to be another scorcher here to-day....
Jul 30, 2014 10:52:22 GMT 2
Dorsetman: Another wonderful day in Bournemouth. Off to Sandbanks, Poole later to do some Cockling. Have a nice day all.
Jul 30, 2014 12:22:09 GMT 2
gremlindog: Looks like its going to be a warm one here as well! cases down from loft this evening!
Jul 30, 2014 12:36:28 GMT 2
kaz: Dorsetman, Sandbanks was the place my parents took me many moons ago..then I took my children there as well....hope you get a good batch of cockles....
Jul 30, 2014 13:33:14 GMT 2
kaz: That's a start Gremlindog......mine is on the spare bed up n ready......only 4days for you,5wks for me
Jul 30, 2014 13:35:05 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz, you must go along to Queens, Chrysa has loads of lovely stuff, it will be hard to leave without buying something. Best ladies shop in Roda. Also there is a new beauty shop opposite Silver Beach that does facials, manicure and pedicures.
Jul 30, 2014 20:56:19 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks janiemou....I need a beauty shop every day!!!!.....will visit Queens for sure,need swimming costume & perhaps another Bag !!!!!and my nails are crying out for attention!!!!
Jul 31, 2014 12:25:08 GMT 2