Many More Beside These

02 August 2015

The Blog Is Now A Ten Dollar Money-Back Guarantee Course On Fedora

After writing on this blog for a number of years, I am moving the writing to

The course has 81 short writings, each with a quiz designed to ask the reader to reflect on their driving.

The writings are in groups:

First Steps
Good And Bad Technology
The Media
Long Distance Driving
Some Particulars

The writings are anecdotal, from a personal view, applicable to anyone's driving in any situation. They are safety-first and written to give the reader-driver a great sense of confidence, many new tricks and ways to handle a myriad of situations. They are forward-looking, offering to help build a future where we are still in control of our driving with increased speed and safety.

Perhaps most important to say is the increasing view that the United States do not teach our drivers anywhere near the level they need to be safe on our roads. Other driving courses that put learners in cars are largely emergency-maneuver courses.

04 March 2009

Proving It

I've encountered some upper-level driver instructors lately, all of whom have a claim to being a better (safer) driver than I am. Remember, the aim of Best Driver In The World is to be provocative, to claim a title that others will then want. But I thought I'd take a bit of time to offer my reasons for the title. This is some of what I do when I drive-- see if the advice is found elsewhere:

1. I keep away from all other cars, by
a. leaning away in a lane when close
b. passing a bit faster, 1-2 mph
c. spending less passing time in their blind spot, more with them in mine (I know where they are)
d) using long turn signals
e) at lights, preventing a rear-end by watching the car behind, leaving extra space in front, moving my car forward if needed.

2. I have an oversized rearview mirror. All cars should have this excellent safety device. Once used to the perspective (like a side mirror), your knowledge of what's behind you is much more visual.

3. When approaching a T intersection, I look right first-- a car may turn into where I could stop; then look left.

4. Covering the brake is a highly active and timed skill.

5. Social advocacy: citizens should have the right and ability to report bad drivers by a dedicated telephone number, like a 711, where they would only have to mention the license plate number. The police would use this by number of reports. (Please refer to the article "an addition to making driving safer," in this blog, for this idea reasoned out in more detail.)

Come drive with me-- it's the tip of the iceberg.