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Safe driving is a habit just as much as unsafe driving. Both of them are a matter of choice and practice! It starts with learning to drive: you're either taught to drive the right way or the wrong way. Then you simply proceed from there on to hone the skills and perfect the art as learned in training. The result is therefore as evidenced on the road everyday, each day, 24/7.
So it is safe to say that safe and unsafe driving habits are two sides of the same coin.... The real story begins to unfold when that coin is tossed, to land one face up. Violations, collisions, property damage, injuries, anger, frustration and sometimes, death often result when it lands 'saying' unsafe. Then all hell is let lose as previous plans are put on hold or completely derailed to make way for the real issues of the moment. Principal of which is that your trip is immediately aborted as the unsafe driver and one or more other innocent road users have to square up to the reality of a myriad of unplanned events and activities, just because a single inconsiderate individual preferred the wrong way to do things.
But should that coin land with the 'safe' side up, then everyone will proceed happily on their way smilingly, thinking what a beautiful day to be out and about! It is that simple. Drivers can change things for the better if they so choose. To do what is right each time at every point on the road till the trip comes to a safe end is the only sensible way. It saves time, money and ultimately, lives. When you think about it, no one needs get hurt just because they're on the road. No vehicle collision makes sense, no matter what.

The unsafe driver really needs to hold that crucial conversation with him or herself. Is running a red light something that makes you feel good? Or turning left at a roundabout a sensible thing to do? What about driving against normal flow of traffic or parking half-on and half-off the roadway, blocking free flow of traffic? What runs through your mind when you engage in such uncivil motoring practices? Whatever you may feel or think, do not forget that other road users are observing your antics and making notes, for in the end the way you drive speaks volumes of your real self. It simply is a mobile advertising billboard of your true personality. Gruff, inconsiderate, temperamental, discourteous, unskilled, lacking in foresight and knowledge of right and wrong.

Yet it doesn't take a whole lot to begin to change - if you really wanted to.

Stay safe, do the right thing!


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