14 December 2015
Holiday Chilling Out
What to do when you encounter someone who isn't paying attention, cutting you off or driving too fast...Remain Calm! I sometimes beep the horn as a caution. If there's no reaction and the person keeps on going, then I try to safely hang back. That is a person I don't want to be driving near. Being cut off can sometimes be an innocent mistake. It doesn't matter to me why. It matters that an accident doesn't happen. If there's a car that wants to pass, then I try to safely give them room. I'll slow and pull over a bit where it is Safely possible.
Parking is another matter. If you miss a space, then find another. The one parking issue I have is when you follow a person to their car, put on your turn signal, wait for them to pull out, and somebody speeds into the space in front of you! That is major evil rude nasty bad driving. There are people that will do that. Again, Remain as calm as you possibly can. If you know a car is waiting for your space, then when safely possible, pull out in the direction that makes it impossible for the person waiting to be cut off.
Commit to No Road Rage. Swearing is another matter. Its difficult in the privacy of your vehicle to not use swearing as a relaxation technique during unpleasant situations. Giving the other driver a hand signal cursing, is easy to not do because BOTH hands belong on the wheel. It may take effort, but you can do it. Hands on the Wheel!
Please Don't Drink & Drive
Don't Drive when taking heavy medication
Have a Safe Driving Holiday Season