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Posted 1/25/15
I'm simply curious, how many of you think you're an above average driver?
Personally I'm not a fan of driving, so I'm probably worse than average.
You never know though, perhaps you could share interesting tips for driving better.
Something outside the usual anyways.
Posted 1/25/15
Hmm... lol
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If you think you are, come drive in a MN winter....then you might re-assess
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I would say a little above average, I've been driving about a year with no accidents, but I have never parallel parked with my Subaru Forester(did with a smaller car to practice for the road test). I need more driving experience and am not fully acclimated to winter driving,I also don't want to drive in New York City.

Advice:
-The most important thing is to pay attention
-If you can, get some of your lessons from a licensed driving instructor. Sometimes if you learn from family or friends,
you may pickup some of their bad habits.
-Turn your phone off and put it in the back seat
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know the speed limit and don't let friends influence your safety or anyone elses~
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I don't trust myself... that's why I don't drive any more. I have Panic Disorder if I have to go above 60km/h.

It's not a nice feeling, to be honest. I get intense bouts of fear and I just want to stop.

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Of course I like to think I am, but then I realize I'm in the wrong lane, and my turn is at the next intersection four lanes over.

But in all seriousness, I do think I have the edge in paying attention to what is going. However, when it comes to new situations that I have not yet been in, I'm a bit slow. I'm sure I've been "that guy" on the freeway for at least someone. However, I don't think I'm ever going to top the eighteen wheeler that got on the freeway going the wrong way. That was impressive.
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masked185 wrote:

If you think you are, come drive in a MN winter....then you might re-assess :P


I dunno what its like in MN but Michigan is pretty rough sometimes. Western winds coming east across Lake Michigan and we get dumped on.

You can say you're a good driver but when you start slippin going 30+ and you can't a damn thing about it... It's like aww fk.
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I consider myself above average at driving. Having lived in Northern Ohio most of my life and driving in our winters with only crap All-season tires (which I don't recommend), you learn to not drive beyond your means.
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I can drift around a corner in a cloud of my own tire smoke so.... no I'm completely juvenile on the road.
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21 / M / Tiphares
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Posted 1/25/15
I dunno. I've never been in a situation that required above average driving skills.
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24 / M / the bay
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Posted 1/25/15 , edited 1/25/15
pssh, gonna be arrogant here, but i definitely think im better than above average. been in only 1 accident, not even my fault driving for 7 years.

tips for driving better.

always anticipate cars in front of you and their movements, this is probably the most important thing that's saved me from getting hit by drivers not looking.


stay away from big rigs, cars that cant stay in lane, cars that look sketch, cars that look like they can break down, that drive slow, brake repeatedly for no reason

try to not ride your brakes, take your foot off the gas if you need to slow down because when people see brakes, everyone else around you starts to brake

keep enough space in all 4 directions for the unexpected.

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I'd like to think I'm the safest driver within my general group of friends, never had a need for speed or any of that other nonsense. I flipped my car once but that was bad ice, 4-wheel drive couldn't even safe me from that disaster, anyways as for tips just pay attention and just practice in parking lots or something, and if you attempt to learn a stick (or gear-shift however you want to call it) learning gear shift movements might seem a lot, but once you learn that your pretty good to go with any standard cars.
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23 / M / Somewhere in rura...
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No wrecks, 3 parking tickets (the meter maids here don't like emergency tags), no moving violations, I've been driving 4 years, and I've logged 24 K miles on my present vehicle, and about 100 K miles on the other. I'm a scary driver, but history says I'm good.
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26 / M / Houma
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Posted 1/25/15 , edited 1/25/15
It is best to go slightly above the speed limit to discourage (multiple) people from attempting to pass you. It leads to less accidents, even the Google driver-less cars are programmed for this.

I'd say I'm a good driver but that's because I am never complacent and always on alert. Simply put I don't like driving but that may very well be a good thing.

As far as techniques go I may have picked up a few things from my dad who was a cop for 20+ years
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