WHEN I got home with another broken windscreen, I decided to check my records and discovered that in two years I have now had six broken windscreens on Toodyay Road.
In the previous 15 years I have driven around Australia twice and have had two broken screens, and both of those were from heavy haul stock trucks in the Pilbara.Read more
The latest one happened as a bonehead sped past the huge screen warning of windscreen damage and she threw up the stones that broke my windscreen.
The previous one was three months ago and it happened half way down Toodyay Road where the signs warning of windscreen damage slowed traffic to 80km/h and a bonehead in a ute went past at breakneck speed, shattering my windscreen.
All of these breaks have been on Toodyay Road and with one exception have happened because of cars overtaking me; the one exception was a truck passing at high speed.
I am not known for having a feather foot, and when I say that truck overtook at high speed I mean it.
Surely I am not the only person with this issue and it is interesting that of the five cars that have done the damage, four had Toodyay number plates and one was from Goomalling.
It is not city folks doing the damage; it is our people who should know better.