Thursday, February 12, 2009

The world goes round and round

This is a blog about my insights into people and vehicles in South Africa.

The old saying of "but I can drive" is such an overused cliche that it should be banned from the English language.

Listen up people - the ability to move an automobile from point A to point B does not constitute an ability to drive.

Driving is an skill that involves the understanding of your vehicle and use it the way the engineers who designed it intended. It also involves the ability to predict traffic problems and the knowledge to adapt to the changes in the traffic flow. You also need to understand the different driving characteristic's of your vehicle and how these change when the environmental conditions change.

All these things together is only part of the ability to be able to say "but I can drive"

Consider the following

1, Do you know what all the buttons in your car does?
2. Do you know if your has ABS? Do you know what it means?
3. Do you understand why your children should sit in the front seat of a car with airbags?
4. Do you know why the spare wheel in your car is smaller than the others? Do you know what this means?
5. Do you wear a seatbelt?

If you answered now to any of the above questions then the chances are that you are not as safe a driver as you think you are.

Do yourself, your family and the rest of the world out there and RTFB - Read the F%$#ing Book. (Half the answers to the above questions are in the manual that came with the car)

Remember cars like guns do not kill people

Stupidity Does.

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