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Of course, we already know this to be true...(4 posts)

Of course, we already know this to be true...rollo tommassi
Mar 22, 2002 11:10 AM
re: Of course, we already know this to be true...Akirasho
Mar 22, 2002 11:28 AM
... the sad thing is, I remember my Dad teaching me how to drive... he insisted on absolute concentration on the task at hand while doing so... and I still try to abide by that to this day...

He used to quiz me by asking simple things like "What did that sign you just past say?" or " ... now, where are you going again?"

When I drive, I still constantly check all quadrants periodically...

I swear...

1. few folks today use their rear/side view mirrors except to back up (and then only out of their driveway).
2. few folks know what that lever on their steering column does (wake up folks... it only takes a nanosecond to tell other driver's that you're gonna turn!)
3. if the brake light were'nt an automatic feature... virtually everyone would be wearing someone elses face on their ass...

"Bright... Shiney... Pretty..." should not occur while operating 2 tons of steel, glass and plastic at speed...

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Yeah, I remember mydjg
Mar 22, 2002 1:46 PM
Dad teaching me how to drive. We went to one of the Pentagon parking lots early one Sunday morning. Lots of open tarmac. I got behind the wheel and he said "ok, drive." I went too slow so he contributed pressure on the pedal--via my foot--from his own foot. We got up to speed and he calmly said "now stop." I slowly eased up and gradually braked. Then he said "if someone had been standing there, you would have killed him." True enough. Would have.

But we digress...
re: Of course, we already know this to be true...DINOSAUR
Mar 22, 2002 3:48 PM
Yep, people need to focus on what they are doing and that is driving. It's hard enough the way traffic is in these current times, and it's going to get worse.

This will tell my age, but I learned how to drive when I was in the USMC in 1962, another Marine taught me by driving around the perimeter road of NAS Moffett Field in an old Chev pickup. I became very adapt at chasing jack rabbits.

I also spent 27+ years driving black and white taxi cabs around the freeways and byways in the state of Ca. I thought I was a pretty good driver, but if I wanted to use a cel-phone (in my later years) I pulled off the freeway somewhere and stopped.

Half of driving is common sense, the other half is obeying traffic laws, sprinkled with luck.