Dear Progressive Safety!
As you are one of the UKs leading distributors of safety footwear, protective work wear, personal protective equipment and workplace safety products, I felt I needed to get in touch with you following an encounter with one of your employees.
To set the scene for you, I was driving along Rotherham Road, Barnsley on Monday afternoon at 1PM, the new Oasis album on the stereo (not bad in places but not a five star performance) doing a steady 35mph when I came to the point where Rotherham Road is intersected by a Give Way at Cliffe Lane, Monk Bretton.
I was about twenty yards from the junction, travelling towards Cundy Cross, and was aware of a red van moving from my left along Cliffe Lane, approaching the Give Way. Hell stop at the junction, I thought to myself, humming along with Liam. The fella approached the junction, looked at me, looked back at the junction and kept on trucking without any attempt to stop, slow or give way, causing me to brake considerably. Liam missed the note and I almost found myself in the back of the PSF van along with the boxes of Concept Full Peak Vented Helmets, Nato 50/50 Deluxe Weight Wool Mix Jumpers, Eurotec Bodywarmers and Moldex dust respirators.
Im not sure if it was the sunshine that did him and he needed a pair of Crackerjack CE EN166 1FT Scratch resistant, polycarbonate lens, non-fog, ultra lightweight, night blue temples (CEBA non-scratch only) gigs on, but I thought the front of my Audi was a goner.
Now if this is a new advertising ploy I must say its been met with only mixed success. Admittedly I am now aware of your company given that the tip of my cars bonnet was almost inseparable from the back of the Vito (registration mark YR05 UZG) where all your details were emblazoned however also given that my heartbeat had now been raised to that of a lion-startled gazelle and my blood pressure had been sent through the roof, I did feel a certain degree of antagonism between myself and your companys representative due to his blatantly anti-social manouevre. This particular publicity stratagem had a negative affect.
Now, we can all make mistakes and obviously hed got his PSF Task Force TF1SM boots on. No acceleration control with those steel toe-cappers! But if you could get him to remove the Bilsom Thunder® T1 Dual Dielectric ear protectors for a few seconds and drop him a Health and Safety approved volume level word about his driving Id appreciate it.
Progressive he may have been safe he wasnt!