Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Driver's Ed 102

Okay, Part II of our education on driving safely. I swear, if I believed in past lives I would have thought I was a Driver's Ed instructor. Or maybe it is my calling in this life. Who knows.

Anywho, next lesson:

It doesn't matter if you can still see when it is twilight outside, you should still turn your headlights ON. People may not be able to see you!

I have heard people say, more often than I would like, that they can see just fine and they don't need the lights on. It's not a question of whether you can see or not, you have to be sure that everyone around you can see you as well.

A few months ago my mom picked me up for some party we were both heading to that started in the evening. The sun was going down and people were starting to turn their lights on. But as we were pulling out of my neighborhood my mom pulled out in front of a car who did NOT have their lights on, therefore she did not see him. I freaked out as the person had to slam on breaks to miss us. This is a classic example of why you should have your lights on, even if you can "still see".

It's quiz time!

In a previous post what did I call the left hand lane? And no cheating!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

agreed, especially since I can't see anything but blurs far away. Just be glad you're not here in Utah. I never thought Utah drivers were all that bad and would jump to defend them anytime their driving was brought up (I am from Utah after all) but now that I am back, I am generally scared to death every time I drive. Sometimes a little common sense would be nice.