Striding across a car park today, I saw a car approaching to my left, and a group of people on the other side of the lane waiting for it to pass. Practising what I preach – that road-users should take it in turns, and people on wheels should defer to people on foot – I kept on striding, which made the car slow down to let me pass, which of course it should have done in the first place. Both driver and passenger shook their heads, no doubt thinking, doesn’t that pillock know the rules of the road? You mean the rules that put the onus on children to beware motorists when it could and should be the other way round? A pox on those rules. Will my action make those wheeled merchants think again? I doubt it.