10 REASONS Why LIFE WAS BETTER IN THE 80S -
by Mark Nobes
1. People were more friendly
2. There was less traffic on the roads
Now you hardly see any kids on bikes. Whether that's because their parents won't let them for fear of their safety, or because they are at home using technology in some way, I do not know.
I've certainly noticed that in the last couple of years it takes me an age just to get out onto the main road, with an almost endless conveyor belt of traffic to battle with. I've also noticed that the quality of driving has deteriorated, too. People are driving faster and have become very impatient. I find driving quite an intimidating experience, at times, and you need nerves of steel to deal with the aggression on the roads these days.
3.Petrol was dirt cheap
4. There were more magazines to read
Issue 1 of Zzap! 64 from May 1985
5. TV shows and Films were so much better!
6. There were more police around
Ferguson Videostar - a solid piece of kit!