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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:45 
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From Day Two of my Notes ....

Think about your personal driving abillities for a while. Take a long hard look at yourself and the way you are driving at the moment. :oops: :oops: :oops: :shock:

You need to reflect on your driving in every situation you bring to mind - how you currently drive in every situation you bring to mind....

(Yours truly had nasty flashback to when he was showing off to some girl at Uni... :oops: - like he forgot to check his petrol gauge and ran out of petrol in the middle of nowhere ..... and then there was the time he blew up an engine on a track day which his cousins Wildy and Jessika had spent hours tuning ..... :oops: and then there was the time he took a ccorner a bit faster than was wise at the time ..... as a 17 year old.... but shhh! don't tell my lads about this ... :oops: And the countless times he got just a little frustrated when driving behind some old geezer sticking rigidly to a 30mph speed limit .....whatever the speed limit .... )



Then we were told to evaluate why we become frustrated with other drivers, why we lose our cool and perhaps tempted to "teach them a lesson". We were urged to think about why we or another driver would retaliate or make rude gestures ... :wink: (You can imagine - this gave us a lot of fun discussion at the time...)

We were told that emotions are natural - but the issues was about keeping emotions under control. We were urged to work upon why people allowed emotions to get the better of them and why we find it so difficult to grasp the greater good of forgiveness and safety.

Is it because we cannot handle the fact that we sometimes make a mistake? Because someone blasts their horn at us because we forget to indicate on a routine left turn? Is it a lack of confidence even?

Expert drivers - of course - are not supposed to fall victim to the above - we were urged to then consider how one should set about ironing out such weaknesses and developing and constantly monitoring a safety-led attitude.

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So... decent drivers have idea what goes on under the bonnet, able to communicate with the engine, chassis - and are fully aware of the HC rules...but they have to work on the attitude bit.

What really annoys you on the road and what steps would you take to override the emotion and concentrate on your driving?


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Great post, really good food for thought. I think this is probably the most important area for me to improve on.

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