Comment 10047

By Frank (registered) | Posted August 01, 2007 at 11:29:22

Ryan, that's something my driver's instructor always cautioned me. I will always say that my instructor was the best one in the business. He made sure that when I pulled into an intersection to line myself to the right of the first travelled lane in the opposite direction with my wheels straight to prevent the type of accident you saw. There's also a huge advantage to this. If you look at a car on an angle in an intersection with let's say a left turn lane in front of them. The driver is without fail, craning his neck to see past the people in the left turn lane in front of him. The hood of the car is where his head should be. Then the driver will inch out slowly INTO THE LANE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION, invariably scaring drivers in that lane in the process causing them to swerve as well. Poor driving habits are a pet peeve of mine. At least I know I'm not the only one. When I was a teen, I drove like an idiot. Thank God I got pulled over enough to have skyrocketing insurance. I'm not sure changing the age is as much of a problem nor do I think alcohol is the factor that's causing the crashes to go up. Personally, I think drivers instructors need to be taught about eh responsibility they have teaching new drivers and then I'd say, if you get more than 2 tickets regardless of how minor they are, you're license is taken away and you have to go through the whole process again. I know it would've deterred me.

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