LEARNER DRIVERS get a bad rap.
Jitters and nerves account for a lot of incidents and near-misses, which is to be expected if you’ve just started driving and you’re not yet comfortable controlling a big chunk of metal going 60 miles an hour.
But there’s a big difference between a rookie mistake and, well… This.
Blasket Ireland Ferries yesterday announced via Facebook that a nervous new driver had somehow missed the ‘No Through’ signs and for some Godforsaken reason had decided it would be a great idea to drive down the pedestrian pathway to Dunquin Pier, where they promptly got stuck.
Bizarrely, it seems this isn’t the first time it happened, as they made reference to it being “that time of year again”.
How does this happen?
How does this happen MORE THAN ONCE?!
The ferry company went on to say that there are concrete bollards spread across the pathway, with just enough room for a car to squeeze through, but moving the bollards closer would inconvenience pedestrians trying to board the ferry, as “they would have to go single file” and it wasn’t worth it just for “the one in a million” that ignore the no-through signs.
Commenters on the post were quick to blame tourists for the mistake, but the company shut that down, stating “The ones that ignore the no through sign at the pathway here at Dunquin Pier always seem to be Irish. Our own letting us down,”
We wish the driver the best of luck at passing his test!