Sometimes you just need to ask; why?
I often see people drive in such a manner I just have one question to ask; why? Have you ever thought why drivers drive like they do? Instead of us wondering why they drive that way, I think it may be better if they ask themselves that very question.
There have been a lot of drivers in a hurry lately; why? If they thought things through, they would realize that poor weather slows down the traffic. For this reason they need to leave earlier in the mornings and expect delays. Leaving early would give them more time to get to their destinations and allow them to feel less stressed about this delay.
One of the things that drives me crazy are tailgaters. They follow so close at freeway speeds that I often can’t see their headlights through my rear view mirror. I can only ask; why? These drivers need to realize that they can only drive as fast as the traffic in front of them. Driving so close like that puts their vehicle at risk of major damage if someone has to stop quickly. It puts them and their passengers at risk of major of personal injury and it puts all drivers and passengers in the vehicles in front and behind them at the same risks. It’s time for those drivers to smarten up.
Since I’m now going to the mall more often these days to do my shopping, I often see drivers drive into the first parking space and stop; even though the space directly ahead of them is open. Why? Wouldn’t it make sense to drive through the first space and then into the next space so they can drive out to leave? This would allow the driver to avoid backing. I look at a national company’s incident reports and analyze them to find out how they can reduce their claims and costs. Roughly 20% of their incidents are backing out of a parking space. This can easily be fixed if they just asked why.
Seatbelt laws have been around every jurisdictions for many years now, but I still see far too many drivers and passengers not wear their seatbelts regularly; why? Do they not understand inertia? Do they not realize that they can’t stop their forward motion by putting their arms out to protect them? Airbags alone will not protect them from all types of crashes. These people need a reality check, but I hope it won’t be such a check that can ruin their lives. Seatbelts keep the occupant in a seated position to reduce most injuries from a sudden swerve or stop; not just a collision.
So, the next time you look at another driver and ask why they’re doing something dangerous or careless, think of what you do and ask yourself the same question. Maybe this will give you the answer.