Bobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2143 times:
There was once a survey, where respondents were asked about their driving ability... a vast majority thought that they were above average - especially the men. Where did all the below-average drivers go?
I'm more realistic. I know I'm a bad driver, and accept it.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2093 times:
Well, FlyVirgin744, I interpreted it as "lawyer = liar". I kindly invite you to check my profile to see why I don´t find this funny or clever at all. I don´t mind a witty lawyer-joke (never hurts to be able to laugh about oneself), but this was just too blunt.
EmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
That reminds me... If they didn't make the Intrepid with a loud-ass horn, I probably would have found myself in a ditch yesterday. After I held down the horn for a good 30 seconds, she gave me a dirty look.
Dinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1072 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2034 times:
Soccor moms shouldn't be allowed to drive. Ive nearly been in an accident with 3 in the last month. All were talking on their cell phones and had a cup of coffee in their hands when they nearly plowed me and my little Civic down.
Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
B747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2041 times:
Apparently pilots have (generally - with exceptions) good driving records...
I do not consider myself a good driver. I drive since age 18, now age 60, and never had a car accident, nor minor "fender bender"... merely luck, I guess. Neither had a single moving traffic violation, I just pile up parking violations... Basically, I hate driving, and avoid driving cars. I do not like cars.
My wife owns a brand new "Cooper S" and is a "superior driver", hi-speed addict, age 34... she collects speeding violations, passing red lights (street decorations, as per her description) and always have a $20 bill ready with her driver's license, ready for the cop who will stop her...
I love speed, that is taking off with airplanes, or cruising at Mach .86...
Not in cars. For me, 10 kph over legal limit never got me in troubles. I am just an average (or maybe poor) driver. Keep your fancy and fast cars.
Happy contrails -
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
The Taxi Driver Association must have bribed Money mag to keep their drivers off the list. They are definitely some of the worst drivers on the road, and, to be honest, another group that I might include would be off-duty police.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
i'm for mandatory drivr education. i don't mean the bullshit courses that they make you take here in NYC. i mean real education. how to merge, how to pass, how to get the fuck out of the way of faster traffic!
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
"Students" is a pretty broad term...remember this survey is by occupation, not age...so students could be a 16 year old HS sophomore who just got their license, or a 25 year old 3rd year professional school student...whos been driving for nearly 10 years...
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Soku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
It's not that teens are bad drivers, generaly I think that when paying attention they have the best reflexes around. It just happens that most dont pay attention, have no fear, and when you get another kid in the car the driver will do ANYTHING! (light fire crackers while driving the car, try to max out the car's speed, pass on the left side of the road, with double yellows etc etc....)
...and I'm proud to say I'm one of these kids.
ElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
I'm not going to say that these are the worst drivers, but they scare me half to death. I'm talking about little old senior citizen ladies who must drive cars that are way, way too big for them...Town Cars, Cadillacs, Grand Marquis, Crown Victoria etc. Some of these little old ladies can barely see over the dash boards of these big battleships. They usually take their cars out of the garage (don't ask me how they back out) twice a week -- once for a visit to the grocery store and once for a visit to the doctor. Seeing them trying to turn into a parking space is scary.
Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....
KYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
Yeah, some off duty police officers are the worst. One of my friends dad is a cop, and he drives about 15 over the limit EVERYWHERE, and he gets pulled over quite a bit. All he does is flash the badge and he is off on his way without any ticket or warning.
"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
: "Very funny indeed, Lehpron " It was sarcasm, I was not trying to. However I am disturbed by the assumption that students are teens, I am a student an
: Learpilot, actually the doctor killer is the mooney. but yea, they usually make bad pilots as well. although, my dad is an MD and he's pretty damn goo
: my cousin (16) just recenty was driving his mom's van and backed right into my unkles truck. Dont try this at home kids. CanadianNorth
: Doogie Howser must have had REALLY high insurance rates....
: The people who made this up label md's lawyers pilots etc.. As bad drivers mainly because those professions are making a hell of a lot more money then
: Worst drivers are Virginians (people living in Virginia State).
: Teens think they're invincible, and they're inexperienced. Bad combination. A lot of my friends (20-somethings) are terrible drivers and I actually do
: I disagree Triscl. Some 20 somethings may be bad drivers, but you can't generalize. I personally feel as if I am a pretty experienced driver. I don't
: No no, I was talking about my (20-something) friends only. My bad-driver-friends lack confidence and alertness when driving, not all 20-somethings. Bu
: I'm 16 years old, and I have had my drivers license since May (Student Pilots License since February). And, according to my friends and family, I am o
: Its kids like him that hit little kids crossing the street.
: Soccor moms shouldn't be allowed to drive. I agree. They seem to be focused on everything BUT the road in front of them.