My Dad's Driving Rules
Traffic is crazy, especially in my hometown. We practically live in our cars, so it's no surprise that we also yell, scream and curse at some boneheaded drivers. We run into plenty of 'em and in LA, those encounters are plentiful. I think I'm a pretty good driver and it's because of my Dad's rules. The list is short and simple but covers almost every situation.
Driving is 10% skill, 90% nerve. Think about it, most maneuvers we make are those we think can and knowing this is the secret.
Don't make anyone else have to hit their brakes. Merge & turn properly, keep a safe distance - all simple things that if were followed consistently, would result in the avoidance of most traffic accidents.
Gauge your speed. Sometimes you should go faster, sometimes you should go slower. Don't drive in the pack.
Pass on the left. Does that really need explanation?
Add these four simple rules to the traffic rules of your state and you're set. You can drive and do it well.
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