On her way to do the family’s weekly grocery shop, SUV driver and urban pioneer Grace O’Sullivan has engaged in a daredevil battle of nerves with a neighbourhood speed bump.
Onlookers described the scene as ‘tense’, ‘unnerving’ and ‘a totally appropriate response for the circumstances’ as O’Sullivan slowly approached the speed bump located around the corner from her family home.
Reaching breakneck speeds upwards of 5km/h, O’Sullivan masterfully manoeuvred the steering wheel to ensure that her brand-new 2020 Kia Sorrento SX approached the shifty-looking speedbump at a safe 45° angle.
Easing her seven-door behemoth of a vehicle over the cracked and aged traffic management system, O’Sullivan fist-pumped to herself before taking off at well over the speed limit, cutting several corners on her way to her closest New World.
When later asked for comment, O’Sullivan said that she appreciated the repeated honks of encouragement from the line of cars stuck behind her during the fifteen minute process.
She added that she would be putting on her winter chains as soon as she got back from the supermarket, guaranteeing her safety as she drives down the hill from her Maori Hill home.
“You can’t be too safe!”
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