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What makes a good driver?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:47 am    Post subject: What makes a good driver? Reply with quote

Very open question ...

... three from me to get things started:

Anticipation
Awareness of other road users
Appropriate use of speed and power
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Consideration, I got this accolade when I tested for taxis in 85, well I got a badge anyway. yes they were giving them away.

may I suggest what makes a bad driver so the argument is balanced.

Urgency, your going to be late!
agressiveness, the devil takes over.
foul mood
unfortunately I've suffered all these at times.
I do feel you can drive so well for so long and then it goes haywire and when you get back home in one piece, and you swear never again.
Charles have to say with your milage 7 times more than mine, you must get so p155ed off with us cowboys.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polite, courtesy and patient.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always expect the unexpected.
Adjust your driving to the prevailing weather conditions.
Alertness (watch out for scameras) Laughing


What makes a bad driver Exclamation
List far too long, but for a start;

New drivers taught to pass the test, not to drive properly Evil or Very Mad
Tailgaters
Lane hoggers
No idea on the proper procedure when approaching roundabouts
Ones who don't indicate. ( what am I, clairvoyant )
Lack of courtesy.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spatial Awareness and understanding of the Laws of Physics, and Cause And Effect is all that's required to be a good driver.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Practice.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not Sure!!!
I do not play GOLF!!!!!!!! Laughing Very Happy Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:59 am    Post subject: Re: What makes a good driver? Reply with quote

Charles wrote:
Very open question ...


Someone that can talk on their mobile phone with one hand and in the other eating a chicken madras with rice with loads of sauce. Also in the drinks holder is their can of lager, and on their passenger seat is today’s copy of the Sun which they are also reading, and at the same time watching a movie on the car's DVD player.

Also his wife and kids feel completely safe in the back, but they keep telling the family dog to be quiet because the K-9 is the only one that is petrified for his life.
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