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Old 11-01-2003, 06:25 AM   #31
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Another thought occured to me. Don't confuse a skilled driver with a good driver.

* A skilled driver can turn excellent lap times on a race track.

* A good driver is what a lot of us have been defining - courteous, conscious of weather, obeying the rules of the road (um... speed limits notwithstanding)...

The two are not necessarily related at all. You can be a skilled driver and still be a BAD driver. And, you can have relatively low skills yet still be a GOOD driver - a good driver knows his limits, and if his limits are low, he knows enough to stay out of my way!
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Old 11-01-2003, 09:44 AM   #32
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A lot of people say that speed kills, and that if you speed that its wrong. I think speed is great as long as you are not weaving in and out of cars, driving reckless. As long as you have a clear stretch of road in front of you than all the "POWER" to ya.
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Old 11-01-2003, 09:55 AM   #33
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A lot of people say that speed kills, and that if you speed that its wrong. I think speed is great as long as you are not weaving in and out of cars, driving reckless. As long as you have a clear stretch of road in front of you than all the "POWER" to ya.
As they say, there's a time and a place for everything.
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Old 11-01-2003, 12:07 PM   #34
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and this is a big problem I have with drivers and cops (or more acurately , the county who enforces traffic laws) Drivers, because of there lack of pride in driving, which leads to poor driving, such as improper turns, no signals, left lane hangging, on and on. And the cops, for making the speeding parta a cash cow for the county. Most people will drive the speed they are comfortable doing, based on traffic, weather, visability and so on. So if the traffic is doing 10 over, and someone is doing 15 over the limit, it doesn't mean they are dangerous. There are exceptions, like people who do more that say 10 over the prevailing traffic... sure, ticket those people, but leave the rest alone. They need to start making there money by ticketing slopy or rude drivers. Or left lane hangers. Then they would see accidents go down.

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Yes vanace it def. does apply, the police in my area are appalling. I think soffiler got it right, there is a good driver and a skilled driver and they aren't always the same,
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i good driver can still drive after a few drinks
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Being a truck driver...from a truck drivers' perspective and I do know alot of people can't stand the ground we walk on...but...I think a good driver is someone who looks out for trucks ..understand that trucks can't swerve over very easy like cars can and it takes a football field distance to stop on (dry) pavement and it takes a long time for them to build up speed from a red light.. we are talking about 70,000 lbs and many gears to shift...cutting them off and fingering gesturing isn't cool...truck drivers contribute alot to this country by delivering our nations goods and sacrificing alot ...some do it by choice and many have no choice...either way..someone has to do it...I seen many, many truck drivers out in storms helping 4 wheelers (people with cars) ..help them out just a little bit..move over for them ..let them cut in if you can, back up for them...believe me...it is appreciated!!...you got a few bad ones that spoil it for everyone else..but most truck drivers would be happy to help if people weren't so nasty...decency can sometimes be contagious...alright I'm off my soap box...just thought I'd add this...if three people read this and take it serious ..it was worth it.
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i good driver can still drive after a few drinks
no a good driver doesn't drive after a few drinks
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Being a truck driver...from a truck drivers' perspective and I do know alot of people can't stand the ground we walk on...but...I think a good driver is someone who looks out for trucks ..


hey, you have my apriciation. The only truckers I don't care for are the logging trucks around my area. They are just plain crazy and rude. Everyone needs to think about what you said. A truck like that can roll over a focus. Stop being in such a hurry and watch out for trucks!! What kind of truck do you drive? I painted kenworth trucks for 8 yrs. For those who watch the news, I worked with the green river killer all that time... creapy guy. He has admitted to killing at least 49 women now.
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no a good driver doesn't drive after a few drinks
every good driver should drink while
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