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 ...
withgreekorigin22: Is VERY, VERY depressed I've had to resort to putting the heating on in AUGUST!!! Yeah I know sacrilege - I can't believe it myself!!!!
Aug 27, 2014 18:28:56 GMT 2
gremlindog: to be fair Kelly it is cold!
Aug 27, 2014 18:33:07 GMT 2
withgreekorigin22: I know it's the principle though it should still be summer.....? Grrrr oh well I'm nice and toasty now at least
Aug 27, 2014 18:34:10 GMT 2
kaz: Have been doing the same for a week now just to take the chill off
Aug 27, 2014 22:30:07 GMT 2
gremlindog: Heatwave in September though - apparently!
Aug 28, 2014 9:32:41 GMT 2
kathwebber: Heatwave! "this is my island in the sun" ..... Muppets Christmas Carol .... anyone? Just me and Kelly then!
Aug 28, 2014 10:37:44 GMT 2
kaz: 3 more days to go and then back to the place I love
Aug 28, 2014 14:29:53 GMT 2
carolb: Wahooo! That's work finished. So tomorrow will be spent cleaning, packing, buying last minute bits, get some Euros and then off to the airport for 8pm ish. Hate the flying but for Roda it's worth the stress
Aug 28, 2014 20:30:55 GMT 2
withgreekorigin22: I think just me and you mam.......gotta love a bit of Christmas carol especially when it's the muppets kinds of Christmas carol. "How would the book keeping staff like to find themselves UNEMPLOYED"!!!!!!
Aug 28, 2014 20:48:18 GMT 2
artisans: Hope you are travelling with just a backpack again, Carol ... an example to us all!!
Aug 28, 2014 21:51:58 GMT 2
janiemou: Only three days for me as well. See you at the airport Kaz ? for our trip back to Roda.
Aug 29, 2014 9:18:35 GMT 2
carolb: Ha ha. I'm ashamed to say Steve I've let the side down. we have a 20g hold allowance with the flights so Ray is insisting we take a full size case. See you soon
Aug 29, 2014 9:52:26 GMT 2
kaz: Have a good flight carolb, see you there
Aug 29, 2014 11:45:22 GMT 2
kaz: Yes janiemou, have a good flight and see you at airport
Aug 29, 2014 11:46:43 GMT 2
withgreekorigin22: I gather your only taking a tissue with you for 20g allowance. Not even our steve can travel that lightly!!!!
Aug 29, 2014 13:45:48 GMT 2
kaz: My case is jammed full, goodness knows why I take so much, wish I could manage just a "backpack"...happy holidays all
Aug 29, 2014 14:06:23 GMT 2
gremlindog: We have decided that we have to pack smarter next time! we take far too much!
Aug 29, 2014 16:09:58 GMT 2
withgreekorigin22: I think its impossible to get the stuff you need for a fortnight in a back pack, although I always come under my 20kg allowance, I still have a full suitcase - and that is with me being sensible and making the clothes I take last for the 2nd week!
Aug 30, 2014 12:20:08 GMT 2
chrissey: have a safe journey kaz and a lovely holiday
Aug 30, 2014 13:38:45 GMT 2
Dorsetman: Have not been on for the last couple of days, so wishing you a great holiday Kaz, and all those who are out there now. Have fun.
Sept 1, 2014 11:47:07 GMT 2