Whether you’re on a bike or in a car, you’d better drive DEFENSIVE. This is NOT aggressive NOR passive aggressive, but plain simple calm defensive. Plan what is on the road ahead of you and all around you. Be proactive. Take responsibility for your skills & the skills of the other drivers. Never assume they are as good as you, bad skilled as you or excel your driving skills. Stay neutral and respond to the road, the traffic, and circumstances in a calm way. Why? Why? Why? It could save your time, your life or someone else’s life. Agree?

Whether you’re on a bike or in a car, you’d better drive DEFENSIVE. This is NOT aggressive NOR passive aggressive, but plain simple calm defensive.  Plan what is on the road ahead of you and all around you.  Be proactive.  Take responsibility for your skills & the skills of the other drivers.  Never assume they are as good as you, bad skilled as you or excel your driving skills.  Stay neutral and respond to the road, the traffic, and circumstances in a calm way.  Why? Why? Why?  It could save your time, your life or someone else’s life.  Agree?  That’s a huge blog opener mouthful.  I know. Right.  Some days I think it’s crazy ON my bike.  Other days I think it’s equally crazy IN my car.  Now, I think whether we’re ALL in a car or ON a bike, it is CRAZY.  I don’t know where you live, BUT here in SOUTH FLORIDA, we have every type of driver.  Elderly, youngsters, middle age, everywhere in between, immigrants (probably the illegal and legal kind), commuters, students, texters, drinkers, smokers, sports nuts, marathoners, and on and on, etc.

The need for more and more road signs to dumb down the instructions on WHAT to do BEFORE you get to your exits or turns.  Are there more drivers with glasses or contacts or any kind of corrective vision?  Do you have a special lane in your city for RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC?  What is your speed limit on your roads and highways?  Do you wear your seat belt?  I hope so.  This list is not getting any shorter.  One day, maybe it will.  Self driving cars are coming.  Maybe that will help or maybe not.  Commuter lots, cellphone parking lots at airports, parking lots are getting bigger or smaller, gas prices go up, then down then back up, etc.  Thoughts?

Today, I carpooled with my wife to work.  It saves on gas to carpool.   In my car, I drive with the LIGHTS ON.  My headlights.  Most cars today do so automatically, but you can turn them on more.  So I do.  I go with the philosophy when I ride my bike also to apply in my car.  The MORE visibility the BETTER.  On my bike, I like to ride 22 to 45 miles at a time.  On the weekend or after work as my workout.  I like to have 4 lights on my BIKE.  2 working and 2 backup.  Of course at night it is necessary to see, but the basic brightness of bike lights is too dim.  I want to be visible.  Same for when I’m driving in my car.  It seems people or OTHER DRIVERS are paying attention LESS and less.  they are letting distractions happen WAY TO MUCH.  Drivers are either too passive or too aggressive.  Pay attention friends when on the roads.  Leave the phone on your lap.  Only take URGENT calls.  NOT every call is urgent.  Wait til the office.  Get some peace of mind in your transit. Bike or car.  May job or walk  or fly or take a taxi or upber to work or your destination.  The APP can wait too.  If I can focus a little each week in this area, so can you.  I think we’ll have safer roads and less accidents.

Whether you’re on a bike or in a car, you’d better drive DEFENSIVE. This is NOT aggressive NOR passive aggressive, but plain simple calm defensive.  Plan what is on the road ahead of you and all around you.  Be proactive.  Take responsibility for your skills & the skills of the other drivers.  Never assume they are as good as you, bad skilled as you or excel your driving skills.  Stay neutral and respond to the road, the traffic, and circumstances in a calm way.  Why? Why? Why?  It could save your time, your life or someone else’s life.  Agree?

Be safe on the roads friends.
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