Friday, February 15, 2013

Do you think you are a good driver?


Someone told me this morning that he was a bad driver. How often do you hear that? Usually people think they are great.

I don't even drive--never have, except for three ill-fated lessons, of which the less said the better.

In a study commissioned by Ford, 99% of those surveyed thought they were good drivers, even though 76% eat or drink behind the wheel, 55% speed, 53% talk on a handheld phone, and more than a third drive when overtired.

This does not even count reaching around to position or discipline kids, or putting on makeup, or having sex.

In the survey group, 57% had an accident or close call from someone in their blind spot. Almost half almost hit someone when backing out of a parking space.

There are devices to block incoming calls, block top speeds, and so on--but only a third of people know this.

Drivers did say how about a device to signal when someone is in my blindspot. It's a start.

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