(All whites Livinas on the highway! At first, we thought it was a new way of delivering new vehicles to their customers – some beautifully modified told us it was not but putting themselves and other road users in great danger)
This has to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen on a highway (second to the time me and my friends “caught” a couple having sex whilst still on the slow lane of the highway some years ago but let me keep that for another time).
First, the photos – after all, “seeing is believing”, right? (photos were taken on Saturday morning on the highway towards North)
(Whites Knights meet All Blacks – before we got bored with the whites, they caught with another part of the Livina convoy which was made of all black coloured Livinas. Somehow the black Livinas “behaved” themselves on the highway, keeping to the left lane of the highway)
Kudos to the organizers – as I made to understand, it was organized with the participants from the Northern, Central and Southern regions. And it is not easy to get the over-zealous drivers in the toe and keep the convoy formation in line. It was interesting to watch the various “colours” in a long straight line and plenty of things to chat about during the night once we have reached our destinations.
But here is the sickening part of an otherwise brilliant stroke of the organization – those Livina drivers, in their eagerness to keep in line with their same colour comrades, completely ignored the rest of the road users.
(King of the road? By holding the sweeper position on the middle lane, you hog 2 lanes leaving the rest of the highway users to use the fast lane to cut the whole Livina convoy)
They cut in very closely and most of the times leave very little room for manoeuvring and overtaking. With 20 or so cars in a convoy hogging the left lane and occasionally the middle lane (when overtaking trucks and slower moving vehicles), these drivers drove as if the highway belonged to them and no one else.
There was the fast lane but it was not easy to make the overtaking move especially when you have BMWs and Mercedes coming down screaming at the rear of your car within seconds.
After a while, I had enough of driving rather dangerously next to the group, I decided to speed up and leave the group as far away as possible (they caught up when I made a “pit-stop” at the R&R but I managed to fly through before they managed to regroup and cause headache to others).
Cool but reckless at certain areas…