I was quite contended sitting in the back seat of a cab immersed in my own thoughts or the passenger seat next to my husband chit chatting about various things. It was only when I began to drive that I realized the responsibilities of the one sitting in the hot seat.
Well these are a few of the things that I leaned after becoming a driver and some quotes to match them.
1."Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer." ~Author Unknown
This is a quote that I absolutely agree with. You know that most of the offices open at the same time as yours so why not make an early start instead of increasing the speed limit, honking at the driver in front of you, or changing lanes frequently to get past the red signal.
2."Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead". ~Mac McCleary
Funny how we expect other to bear with us when we can't tolerate the one in front of us. Calm down if you couldn't cross the signal because of the slow driver in front of you. The signal will turn green again.
3. "The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it." ~Dudley Moore
People always drive by the rule book when there is a cop near by. If they did this all the time then I am sure we would have fewer accidents on the road.
4."Hug your kids at home, but belt them in the car." ~Author Unknown
Kids jumping up and down in the back seat is not only distracting you but those around you. Its safer for them and for you if they are buckled up especially when its just you and them.
5."The elderly don't drive that badly; they're just the only ones with time to do the speed limit." ~Jason Love
Never exceed the speed limit. If you are on the high way and there are no cars blocking your way it just doesn't mean you can drive as fast as you can.
6."You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive." ~Author Unknown
Mind your language - no matter what the situation is be calm. Even if it is the other persons fault its always better to be civil after all we are all human and we all make mistakes sometime or the other.
7."Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." ~Albert Einstein
Driving is something that requires all your focus so don't think you are an expert and try multitasking. Don't pick up calls, apply makeup, enjoy your breakfast or do anything that will affect you concentration.
8."I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol." ~Author Unknown
If you see some people driving you feel that they don't care if they live to finish the journey. Well guys you may not care for yourself but please do care for the rest of the human population using the road.