Think back to when we first got our drivers license. We were so excited
to finally become an adult. Taking responsibilty for a vehicle, on four
wheels, is an important decision alot of young people look forward to.
They believe that this is their freedom gift. They can travel where
they want, when they want, and do whatever they want inside of their
vehicles. Problem is they should be doing alot of these things while
their vehicle is stopped or in their homes before they get into their
vehicles. We live in a fast, demanding, internet access world. So much
is going on around us. For some drivers, they want to take care of
themselves, while they are driving their vehicles.
We were taught two hands on the steering wheel, positions ten and two.
For some they have changed their hands to twelve and six. And their are
some who drive with one hand, while allowing the other hand on their
laps. We need to have our mirrors clean and areas clear of all
obstructions. Seat belts are required on at all times. And by all
means, remaining aware of traffic. There are a number of people who
have forgotten these requirements, and started their own ways of
driving. Experiences: Driving while eating a Big Mac, Got up late for
work, Must apply make-up, Can't stop talking to friends on my
cellphone, Returning to college, to much stuff to fit in car, Texting
while driving, Drinking alcohol and driving. So much stuff to do, so
little time to do it all. We have used the automobile as an extended
room, of our household.
There is not any one person who can be described as the most Hazardous
driver. It is a combination of elements that cause drivers to not be
aware of their surroundings, when they are driving a heavy piece of
machinery. We have to be responsible for our vehicles and respectful of
those around us. A person should handle their personal business before
they get into their vehicles. If they desire to continue their
conversations with others, they should pull over to the side of the
road. Or continue their chats after they get to their destinations.
Either way accidents will continue when we do not remember how we were
taught, and learn to abide by this.