Tag Archive for bad driving

Don’t Be That Guy. . .

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You know – Clover. It’s actually pretty easy. The Don’t Do’s: * Don’t pull out in front of people – and then fail to accelerate quickly enough such that the driver you pulled out in front of is forced to brake hard or swerve to avoid rear-ending you. If your car’s not quick enough do…

Dancing With Clovers

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Kevin Costner danced with wolves. It is my fate – and yours – to drive with Clovers. They are everywhere – and increasingly unavoidable. Like a virulent bacillus, ineptitude and passive aggressive behavior  behind the wheel spreads across the land. It’s possible to escape Clovers - temporarily – by moving far, far away from their hives in urban suburban…

A New Species of Clover

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When things start going bad, they almost always get worse. Driving, for instance. Passivity and ineptitude behind the wheel have been almost deified as the apotheosis of “defensive” and “safe” driving. Not surprisingly, passive and inept driving is now the rule rather than the exception. One can never – apparently – be too “safe.” Hence,…

Drive at Your Own Pace

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On the main road that bisects my rural county, I typically lope along at 75 or so. This, to me – for me – is a reasonable speed. It’s within my comfort zone. Not so fast that I feel I’m pushing my limits as a driver – or the limits of the car. I state…

The Clover Test

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Could you be a Clover? Maybe you don’t even know what a Clover is? Here’s how to know : * Do you use your rearview mirror? Clovers tend to be oblivious to their surroundings – and in particular, of their fellow motorists. They don’t notice that their rear bumper has grown a tail six other…

The Road Rage Defuser (Or How To Avoid Being A Clover)

Road rage is a function of Cloverism – inept, oblivious and passive-aggressive “driving.” Do your part to keep creeping Cloverism in check by avoiding these common examples of Clover-ish conduct behind the wheel:  * Left lane hogging – Driver’s ed courses used to hammer home the point that the left lane was  for faster-moving traffic…

Cloveritis. . .

I think the Flouride in the water has done its thing… .  Almost every time I go out, I come up on a car that’s doing either just barely the limit – and often several MPH below it. The typical offender also likes to slow down and then speed up for no apparent reason; the…

The Virtue of the Turnout Lane

Why can’t all states have turnout lanes? Well, they can of course – but most don’t. Somehow, the simple solution of providing extra room on the shoulder of a two-lane road to let faster-moving cars safely and courteously get by slower-moving cars is not high on the To Do list of state highway authorities. One…

Bad Driving 101

Living by a few basic rules of roadway etiquette can make all the difference between safe, courteous driving – and driving everyone else on the road crazy. Do your part to ease road rage by avoiding these common driving errors: * Left lane hogging – Driver’s ed courses used to hammer home the point that…