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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…