Friday, 2 September 2011

CAUTION: Slippery when wet

(Photo: Philip Heinzl) Yesterday
CAMPO DE GIBRALTAR Unlike the Bon Jovi album of the same name, this is a serious warning. The experienced driver will tell you that local roads are at their most dangerous with the first of the season's rain. The oil that has accumulated at the bottom of the pores on the road during the dry summer rises to the top and is displaced by water. Basic Physics says that oil and water do not mix - nor do speed and rain. The inexperienced -or totally stupid- driver is the one that flashes past you on a dangerous bend in the road, and is probably the one whose car just smashed into the railings a little further on. (We do not want to have to report your accident, Dear Reader, so please be careful. Ed.)

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