Q: I’m most likely the worst driver within the Bay Space, maybe in California. Why? As a result of I used to be a police officer and discovered to look all over the place whereas I drive: proper, left and sideways. That is how a patrol officer has to drive to be efficient. It was a behavior I saved after I left the power.
The behavior I didn’t hold, nonetheless, was watching a pc display as I drove. If I’m driving, that’s my job. My solely job.
I are inclined to drive at or barely under the velocity restrict on a regular basis. Nonetheless, to compensate for this tendency to dawdle, I pull over and let anybody by, be it one automotive or a number of. I by no means need anybody driving behind me. Coming down Freeway 9 or Kings Mountain Highway, if there’s even a bicycle rider behind me, the primary likelihood I get to securely get out of their method, I do it.
Am I a perpetual highway boulder? Maybe. However I bear in mind after I used to drive sooner and, as such, by no means needed to be held again by a slowpoke.
Hopefully you’ll have a good response from your readers.
Jim Thurber, Mountain View
A: Oh, my it’s been an awesome response. A lot in order that this may stay the subject for the following few columns.
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Q: I don’t contemplate myself a very good driver, however due to this, I feel I’m a protected driver. I admit to typically dashing as a result of, on the Eastshore at 6 a.m. on a Sunday, should you don’t drive 75, different drivers will run you off the highway. Aside from that, I don’t velocity, I all the time use my flip alerts, I all the time have my headlights on, and I all the time yield the right-of-way to others if there may be any dispute. I watch all my mirrors, and my mobile phone stays in my purse during the drive. I attempt to be a really conscientious driver.
My father was a truck driver, who had a wonderful security document on the job, however due to this, he was fairly often careless in his automotive and it all the time scared me to experience with him. Possibly that’s why I’m so security aware now.
Janice Torbet, Richmond
A: And now for right this moment’s remaining phrase.
Q: My girlfriend would most likely say I’m a nasty driver as a result of I are inclined to not pay sufficient consideration to the highway after I’m speaking together with her. Though I haven’t had an accident or site visitors ticket for many years, I let her drive after we’re collectively.
Will Turner, San Jose
A: A smart transfer.
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