You Don't Let Other Drivers Merge

Mergers are different than Sliders which I discussed in an earlier Post. Has this ever happened to you? You have plenty of room to safely merge when entering a highway but when the other driver sees you he speeds up. You attempt to pass a car (safely) in a passing zone then try to get back in the travel lane but, you guessed it, as you get alongside the other car he speeds up. This is one of the rudest and childish acts you can engage in. One of the lanes ahead is closed due to construction so the cars have to merge into one lane. The proper procedure is to take turns, one car at a time. How many of you try to 'hook-up' to the car in front of you so the other car can't take his turn to merge? It's your inferiority complex that makes you do these things. You feel, which is different than thinking, that the other driver thinks you are inferior to him. Guess what, he's not. He doesn't know you, wasn't thinking about you, doesn't care who you are. So far you're both equals. But by not following the rule you now not only prove to him but also to yourself that you do have an inferiority complex.

You Are A Young Driver and Don't Follow Safe Driving Rules

How many times do I and others have to tell you that driving or riding in a car is dangerous. Yesterday four teenagers were killed and one critically injured in a one car crash. The driver, 16, only had a Learner's Permit which doesn't allow him to take other minors for a ride. Probably one or more of the three passengers who were also 16 knew that, but failed to take it into consideration and ask the driver if he had a regular license. One of my earlier posts speaks of the responsibilities of a passenger. A passenger is responsible for his own safely. If the passenger is uncomfortable with the way the driver is driving then he not only has the right but an obligation to tell the driver his feelings, i.e., “Hey! Slow Down.”
The police investigation won't be finished for quite some time so I will only speak from my teaching, experience and observations of younger drivers.