What is your lifetime score?
People are not afraid to drive a car. People are afraid to fly in a plane, and lately, to ride on a train. Answer this question. Your chances of being involved in a car crash are?
1 in 3
1 in 25
1 in 1,000
1 in 100,000
🔹Your chance of being in a plane crash is: 1 in 15,000,000
🔹Your chance of being involved in a train crash when you are on a train is: 1 in 1,000,000
🔹Your chance of being involved in an automobile crash once a year is: 1 in 25
🔹Your chance of being in a collision, sometime during your life, in which someone is injured or killed is: 1 in 75
Not really good odds. But we’re afraid to fly and sometimes to ride a train, but not afraid to drive an automobile. Maybe you should be afraid to drive.
You should take precautionary steps to avoid becoming just another statistic. You have to realize that your car is a loaded weapon. It is like a gun you are shooting at a crowded freeway or roadway. You should take the steps to learn how not to become a statistic by being a safer driver.
There are over 220 million drivers on the road today in this country. There were over 5.8 million collisions on the road in 2020; 30 percent of these crashes resulted in an injury or death.
It’s too bad we don’t all have our own little private road to drive on. We wouldn’t have to watch out for so many things that might cause a crash. Don’t you see many people out there who believe they own the road?
Common courtesy is missing and sometimes you have to lead the way by saying, “Today, I’m going to be the one to be nice to somebody out there on the road.”
It does come back to you. So maybe wave at a pedestrian. Let someone have the space in front of you. Thank somebody for letting you in. Smile behind the wheel.
The Driving Test
Starting with 10 points, deduct one point each from this list of Top 10 List of Driving Offenses if you have ever done these. My score, I’m ashamed to admit, is a 1. I’ve grown up much since then. In the last year my score would be 9.
Getting into a fight, throwing something or using a weapon!
Using high beams to retaliate!
Braking suddenly to punish a tailgater!
Yelling out the window at another driver or honking to protest!
Making obscene gestures at other drivers!
Tailgating or following too closely!
Going through red lights!
Changing lanes without signaling or crossing several lanes at once!
Drinking and Driving!
What is your score?