Has anyone EVER been prosecuted for hogging the middle lane of a motorway? Between Newport J26 and Cardiff J32 on the M4 I counted 14 cars strung out like a necklace in the middle lane and nothing on the inside lane. As I undertook each one I glared at the driver. Most of them were staring into the distance like zombies, totally unaware of the situation. One actually glanced up from her phone and had the cheek to toot at me and give me the finger. Bless her. With the technology available these days isn’t there any way they can be given a zap of something to wake them up and force them to use the proper lane?
Published by Brendan Gerad O'Brien
Born in Tralee, Co Kerry, I now lives in Wales. As a child I spent his summer holidays in Listowel, Co Kerry where my uncle Moss Scanlon had a Harness Maker’s shop which was a magnet for all sorts of colourful characters. It was there that my love of words was kindled by the stories of John B. Keane and Bryan MacMahon, who often wandered in for a chat and bit of jovial banter. I started writing short stories based on those characters and had twenty published in various anthologies and eMags over the years. I’ve now self-published them in a collection called Dreamin’ Dreams which is available through Smashwords.com and Amazon.com, and also as stand-alone items through the same medium. My first novel, a thriller set in Wales during WW2 called Dark September is published by Tirgearr Publishing. Gallows Field is my second thriller and set in Ireland during WW2, and is self-published with Amazon and Smashwords.com View all posts by Brendan Gerad O'Brien