August 2, 2021 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #1996492commonsaychelParticipant
While on the subject of PSAs, Hikers only endanger themself and use up resources, Swimmers are the same, Drivers endanger everyone so please drive like normal peopleAugust 3, 2021 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm #1996717hujuParticipant
To common say: Driving like normal people is not safe enough.August 3, 2021 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #1996767GadolhadorahParticipant
Its all relative and what is used as the metric for a “normal driver”.
By international standards, the U.S. suffers the most road crash deaths of any advanced economy– about 50% higher than similar countries in Western Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan.August 3, 2021 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm #1996862☕️coffee addictParticipant
I don’t know if courtesy is normal
But it should beAugust 4, 2021 12:07 am at 12:07 am #1996973Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
like normal midwestern driver, maybe? not like normal NY driver …
Can someone look up safety metric by state? and per mile driven as Europeans drive less.
There are various defensive driving skills – do not try to outrun others, stay away from huge trucks and cars with mattresses on top, do not stay in blind spot…
And then there is courtesy, some halakhic: do not overtake the bus (a number of Rabbis are quoted on that, although I take an exception when I have more kids in the car than there are people in the bus); buy a drink in the store on the highway if you are using a bathroom (R Yaakov Kamenetsky)
I also try to see how many people I can waive through while driving somewhere – the more the better, a good game for the kids. You end up coming 2 minutes later but in much better mood.
Sometimes there are hard choices – you may let someone in, but the guy behind you is fuming…
This may require a shaila..
A general problem with courtesy on the road – people do not see each other’s face, so they forget that these are people, not self-driving cars. Ever tried to cut someone off and then recognizing the driver?
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