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Check to see if you are a "bad driver"(3 posts)

Check to see if you are a "bad driver"TypeOne
Jun 19, 2002 11:59 AM
This article cracked me up! Problem is, I think bad drivers all think they are good drivers and everyone else is slower, too cautious, etc.
Anyway, I think the percentages are even higher with the drivers that I witness while driving to work:
Listening to music 100%
Eating/sipping coffee 80%
Cell phone 60%
...and so on!
Jun 19, 2002 2:37 PM
There is no control group of "good drivers" to compare to.

"Do you hate driving behind SUVs or other large vehicles that obstruct your view? More than 60% of bad drivers say they are frustrated driving behind SUVs because they are wide and tall and block their vision."

I suppose a "good driver" LIKES driving behind a large vehicle?

"Does your driving change when you go into areas with higher police presence? Nearly all of the participants strongly agree with the statement that they drive more carefully when they know police are in the area."

Hello? Speeding tickets seem to be given randomly. It is like a herd of zebra while the lions are hunting. The police just go after one driver when literally everyone is speeding on the freeway.

"Do you talk on the cell phone while driving instead of pulling off and stopping to talk? A total of 77% of bad drivers say they do this either frequently or occasionally. "

Hands free kit? I have a stick shift, drive in the city... gimme a break. Is it THAT different than talking to a passenger?

Some of the rest are a bit much...

86% of all drivers rate themselves as "above average"... or something like that ;)
Jun 19, 2002 7:32 PM
A lot of good drivers know they are good. And are good. Then a lot of good drivers are good but choose to speed. Making them a bad driver.

But at the same time a lot of bad drivers think they are good and don't realize how bad they are.

In my opinion most accidents are caused by a single mistake... not doing everything stupid. When I talk on my cell phone I almost pay more attention to the road just to multitask where as if I'm just driving I day dream at times.

Nick Corcoran