What makes a good driver.

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  1. Flyingscotsman2

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    Was looking at a post saying worst drivers in the county So I'll ask wat makes a good driver then.
     
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    Opinion...or a boosted self ego.
     
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    Opinion of course. :Smile:
     
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    One that has their eyes, hands , feet and brain connected
     
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    I was told a good driver is one who can get from a to b and no one notices.. And when you think about it that is a pretty good thing..............

    As a matter of interest, a wee experiment for you all..

    Ask 10 ( or however many you like ) MEN how they rate their driving. Poor, good.average or above average.
    Chances are all of them will say better than average or above average..

    Never tried it with ladies ( cos I REALLY hate getting my bits slapped ! )
     
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    Anticipation!!! :thumb:
     
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    Sorry, should have read....self opinion.

    Some say they are a good driver because they NEVER break any law, others say they are good because they NEVER had an accident.

    A good driver to me is someone curtious to other drivers, aware of their surroundings and always in control of both vehicle and circumstances.

    That excludes me then :Doh:

    Cummon ! Hurry up and stop pissing me off !.

    Where the hell did they come from ?

    Opps....white lines are slippery today. :Laughing:
     
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    My RAF instructor always told us never to do anything that FORCED another driver to have to change speed or direction.
    A few drivers could take note of that.

    Mike
     
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    The chap was obviously of the same school as my man :thumb:
     
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    understandable approaching Mach one. :Laughing:
     
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    I would say that something any competent or good driver has is good vision and an ability to prioritise hazards.
     
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    Not being selfish.
     
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    Being aware of what's in front of you as well as behind you:thumb:
     
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    A good driver is someone who has passed the 'Advanced Driver' course and maintains their competency.
     
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    Concentration anticipation patience and courtesy...........BUSBY:Smile:
     
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    Should we meet, I will explain in great detail why that statement is so very very wrong and demonstrates a pretty dangerous and blinkered ideal ( and I speak as not only an IAM certified driver but a once observer )
     
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    As a female driver who has been driving, accident free, for 52 years in the UK and Europe I refuse to comment. Suffice it to say MY FRIENDS SAY I'M A GOOD DRIVER. So there!
     
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    I personally think that riding motorcycles before driving was invaluable to me. I like to think that I am a fairly good driver but who am I to judge! :BigGrin:
     
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    In my own opinion I am a good driver. In other people's opinion I am a bad driver, and here is why.

    We travel about 20,000 miles per year in Europe. In all that time I probably have about 10 people who feel the need to honk their horn at me. Also in all that time I never need to honk my horn.

    So, the rest of the motoring public must be good and I must be bad.

    One thing particularly needs to be better understood. When you have to wait for traffic from both left and right to be clear you might be there for a while. In those circumstances you might need to catch an opportunity that you might otherwise let pass. It's called making reasonable progress.

    I found myself on a motorway service area recently and needed to make a sharp left turn to make my exit. I waited until the road was clear and made my turn. Because of the angle of the turn and the length of my vehicle I had no choice other than to cross over into the oncoming lane (we've all had to do that). A car appeared mid maneuver and he felt the need to throw both his hands in the air.

    Is he a good driver, or am I a bad driver? Yes, I could have driven over the bushes and pavement and stayed in the left lane. I did not design the parking area, I just had to use it as it was.
     
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    I think a good start is someone that uses their mirrors and knows how to use an indicator :thumb:
     
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