I think we call those "Murphys Law" days Nick!zcar12 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:53 amThe Danish astronomer Tycho Brae, made a list of days that were more fortunate than others. To this day, Danes often talk about "A Tycho Brae day" , where what could go wrong, actually does go wrong. I sometimes wonder if there actually are some good days and bad days, or it is all just perception. I have noticed that some days are better than others concerning the standard if driving on the road.
Watching as i do some of the "real life" documentaries on the Police (Road Wars, Police Interceptors, Night Cops and similar) i know that certain forces almost literally fear a weekend on which a full moon falls, not just for driving but general trouble in the town/city. It's made worse if it happens to be a Bank Holiday weekend as well.
Superstition, supposition, empirical evidence, anecdotal evidence - call it what you will but things definitely get worse under certain circumstances whether that's alignment of Mercury with Saturn for example or the date adding up to an unfortunate number when added up according to the principle of numerology.
I'd certainly say around xmas time, the standard of driving goes out of the window - people are in too much of a hurry to even think of driving while they're working out where to get Little Johnnys present, Aunt Mauds gift and the Mother-in-Laws new broom(stick).
"It's only a car" will be the response of 99% of those people. NO! It's between 1 and 2 tonnes of killing machine when used irresponsibly and i bet the same people would be totally abhorrent if i suggested wandering in to Sainsburys waving an M16 around (the fire-arm, not the original 820 engine!) spraying rounds of ammo everywhere. Driving badly is the same idea in a different form.