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Changing driving habits

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I note that my driving habits have grown more conservative as I’ve aged. No, not driving at 35 mph in the lefthand lane on the freeway, wearing a hat and with my left blinker going. Not that. Not yet.

But, for example, I now come to a full stop at all stop signs (even if no cars are in sight) and look both ways. I always use turn signals. I avoid changing lanes when possible—I stick with the lane I have, and I get into the correct lane (for the route I’m taking) blocks and blocks ahead of time, at the first good opportunity, if I know the route. I’m extraordinarily cautious in parking lots, always expecting that the guy in back of me has chosen to back out at the same time I’m backing out, so keeping my eye out for him. And so on.

So far, so good.

Written by Leisureguy

7 August 2008 at 11:56 am

Posted in Daily life

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  1. That’s a good survival strategy considering that the largest cohort of old farts (me included) in human history is simultaneously backing out of those same parking spots at the same time! 🙂

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    Steve

    7 August 2008 at 1:18 pm

  2. I’m just turning 40 and that describes me perfectly. In fact, I’ve always driven this way. Which would explain why I’ve never been cited for speeding or other driving infractions. Ever.

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    scott

    7 August 2008 at 1:20 pm

  3. I’m 31 years old and I do all of that.

    Drives (no pun intended) my wife crazy that I always ask for directions three or four miles ahead of time. I like to know what lane I need to be in at least two miles before I need to worry about getting into it.

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    Joel

    7 August 2008 at 2:13 pm


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