Monthly Archive: May 2010

Peek-a-boo, I see you!

Do you remember playing “hide and seek” as a child? My kids still play it and seem to enjoy playing that game. I haven’t played it as an adult and don’t really feel the urge...

Are you an open-minded skeptic?

I spend so much of my time teaching people, whether it’s new drivers, new instructors, new classroom teachers or even kids in sports, it’s always an eye-opening experience. I enjoy this part of my life...

Why back up?

There have been a few driving tragedies lately in the news. We all hear about the crashes that injure or kill drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians, but what sends a shiver through my body is...

High performance car or low performance driver?

Ever since I was a kid, I was always dreaming of having a performance vehicle. I thought it would be nice to own and drive a BMW, Mercedes or perhaps a Porsche. It would be...

Move!

I’ve often written about having an escape route in case of trouble, but when should you use your escape? Remember when you were a kid and were playing “tag”? You often waited until the person...

How well do you communicate?

If you live in a busy household like I do, I’m sure you’ve experienced missed messages that never reached you. Every now and then I find out that someone called me and someone in my...

Do you respond or react?

I was recently driving along a multi-lane road when I noticed a pedestrian doing some work at the end of their driveway. I immediately changed lanes to give some space between myself and this pedestrian...

Are were really advancing?

Are the vehicles we drive safer, or more troublesome? Are the items added to enhance the appeal of the vehicle making us rely more on the vehicle than ourselves as drivers? I’m glad we’re progressing...