Good Driver. Who is He?

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an I answer the question: “Am I a good driver?”
It is possible, but for this it is necessary to create an image of such a driver on the basis of statistical data. Here is the result. This is, first of all, a well-trained driver - a man or a woman in the prime of life, observing the norms of behavior in relation to other drivers, i.e. polite and considerate, driving a car without stress, not inclined to drink alcohol, not burdened by everyday worries, not aggressive, not pessimistic and not overly optimistic, knowing the design features of his car, constantly improving his skills.

A good driver is also a reliable driver who does not make unrecognized mistakes, who bypasses road danger with minimal risk for himself, passengers and other road users. We hope that you are one of the candidates for a team of good drivers. We wish you a trouble-free ride!

A safe driver has good health!

The state of health must be checked at the time of preparation for the right to drive vehicles and subsequently periodically confirmed: for most drivers of motor vehicles - once every 3 years. (The procedure for a medical examination is determined by order of the Minister of Health) It should be recognized that there are days when we, without being seriously ill, suffer either a runny nose, or stomach pain, or simply 'something else'. Sometimes you have to drive a car despite an ailment. In this case, of course, the attention is scattered, nervousness quickly increases, and the risk of a traffic accident (RTA) increases.

A good driver in this situation is aware of the decline in their abilities. He refrains from taking sedative and pain-relieving medicines, reduces the speed of movement, prepares himself in order not to make dangerous maneuvers, more often makes stops for rest, and despite his malaise continues to move, providing precautionary measures and traffic safety.

Fatigue is the enemy of the driver!

Fatigue while driving can have two main dangerous manifestations: I - euphoric nap (drowsiness) and II - a real dream.

I. If the road is straight, long and monotonous - especially at night, or when traffic is not intense, the driver is easily amenable to disastrous calm, it is advisable to use a best car seat cushion in a long drive. He poorly resists the first signs of fatigue, which can occur less than 1 hour after the start of the journey. Little by little, caution begins to leave him. A driver who is “awake” relies too much on the automatism of his actions, and if any obstacle suddenly arises, he will be dangerously unarmed. A good driver should pause the movement, which from time to time will interrupt the monotony of control. They do not need to be very long, a few minutes are often enough to restore the level of attention necessary for safe movement.

It is not a matter of truly resting, but rather of giving a little rest to the nervous system. II. It also happens that sleep overcomes the driver. Then an accident is inevitable, its severity is also different. Complete loss of consciousness occurs more often than they think about it.

A good driver knows that fighting insidious sleep is useless, and he refuses this fight and makes a stop. For a while he rests, breathes fresh air and gets behind the wheel only when the danger of falling asleep has passed. And in some cases, driving off the road, arranges a 'short parking'. He does this even in cases where it remains to drive only a few kilometers to the destination.

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A good driver should not be worried

A state of concern not only distracts the driver's attention, but also entails tension, causes a feeling of anxiety and inferiority, which can cause dangerous irritability or passivity. And often in the driver’s biography you can find a series of different accidents that occur during periods when everyday life poses problems. Troubles at work, fear for loved ones, quarrels, monetary debts - all this to some extent reduces the driver’s ability to resist the occurrence of accidents, and when the black streak of everyday adversities is experienced, this ability is restored.

The relationship between everyday worries and driving allows two conclusions. Firstly, it shows us the importance of the fact that, despite the automatism of actions, a person primarily controls a car. Secondly, this relationship obliges the driver to be more tolerant of others: the driver of the car who unreasonably risks and interferes with me - why does he act in this way? Is he as guilty as I think about it? Perhaps he is oppressed by worries? Wouldn't it be better, instead of teaching him how to live, help him? All of us on this close path of life are overcome by thousands of life's concerns. And if I want to be truly decent, if I know the value of human relationships - truly human - even on the road, then I must make an effort to understand my neighbor!

We hope that you, as a good driver, will be condescending to others.

Good driver and alcohol

The meeting slogans 'Drink - harm yourself', 'Safety - sobriety' warn drivers about the serious consequences of alcohol abuse. But they do not reveal the real causes of the danger caused by these abuses.

The physiological and psychological effects of alcohol on the driver are well known: the brain gives incorrect estimates of what is happening, the reaction becomes slow and erratic, the perception is less clear, less fast, dexterity and accuracy are lost.

The driver who drank no longer has the abilities necessary to confidently drive the car. A good driver avoids drinking when he needs to drive, and when he has drunk, he does not allow himself to be euphoric.

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A good driver is not aggressive

Aggressiveness, from the point of view of psychology, is not a disadvantage. This is one of the normal components of our character. Aggressive is the one who goes forward, seeks to overcome difficulties, who shows the will to succeed. Ambition, courage, the desire to know and master the big are often manifestations of aggressiveness. Each of us to a greater or lesser extent has willpower, which is the driving factor in our labor and social activities.

Some drivers drive as if they are constantly attacking an imaginary enemy, as if they are taking revenge for misfortune. Their actions express a stupid desire to break ahead or overtake everyone, no matter what the cost. Although sometimes the price of such breakthroughs is life.

A good driver does not deny himself the pleasure of powerfully controlling a powerful car, nor the joy of driving fast when possible, but he always controls his feelings. He does not give vent to reckless aggressive pursuits. He knows that to prove to others and to himself his worth, there are more worthy ways than the possibility of being ranked among those who are called “crazy or crazy at the wheel”.