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Date registered: Jun 2008
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forget courteous, polite, respectful driving!
I drive on average 3 hrs a day, and that's not commuting, so I see a variety of driving habits, mistakes, conditions, etc.
there's only 1 thing that causes an accident: someone(usually) or something unexpected. Take any accident, and it would not have happened if the person or thing(deer?) took responsibility and did what was expected. Obviously the deer doesn't care for road safety....but anyway...
Which brings up my daily driving experience. A lot of things I see are people doing things that my state's driving manual says not to do. I think a lot of these people simply do not know how to merge alternately, merge at merge points, etc.
traffic laws are (or were in the beginning) in place to keep traffic running safely and efficiently. Period. That's it.
forget driving courteously, and drive safely and efficiently, in that order. If you're the first person at a red light, and it turns green, don't wave the guy across the street making a left in front of you. You have the right of way, don't do what's unexpected. Same goes if you are turning left on to a side street and there is a person there waiting to go left in front of you. Don't wave that person on and then go. That's unexpected. You have the right of way and waving that other driver on causes confusion. How many times have you been driving down the street and see a driver stop, go, stop, go in front of you? It's because people don't do what is expected of them.