There are many driving courses and schools available, and for the most part, they teach people how to drive. Unless you enrolled in one of those courses or schools to obtain your driver license, most people's extent of any type of formal instruction is from a ticket dismissal course. Shouldn't everyone over 30 years of age who started driving at 15 be excellent drivers? Because based on science, repetition is the key to mastering any skill, task or subject. Doesn't seem to be the case with driving though right? The actual process of driving isn't really that difficult...well it kind of is, it's operating the motor vehicle that's not that difficult. Once you get the feel of the car, the turning and moving at different speeds should actually be fun! And that's the key word here . . .FUN! You know, when cars were first invented, for the first several decades, people actually had fun driving their cars. It's not a competition. Does it really matter who gets to the next traffic light first? Or to get one or two seconds ahead of the car in front you knowing you're going to have to slow down to make that turn? Before we can make it fun, we have to make it safe. DRIVING a car involves knowing the rules of the road, knowing the signage and merging and moving with the flow of traffic. I understand the roads are way more congested than they were since the early days of automobiles, but think about all the amenities we have in our cars that weren't available back in the day. Gratitude and patience will see you through.
You should never attempt to operate a car while under the influence of mind or body altering substances, but did you know that driving while really angry or really sad can be just as dangerous? Have you done it? I've done it. Don't be afraid or too proud to ask for help.
Everyone has problems or issues that we have to deal with at any given time. Driving while intoxicated is a choice, but each and every time you get behind the wheel, check your emotions and remember the first task at hand is to safely operate the motor vehicle you are in control of. Check out some safe driving suggestions on the Safe Driving Tips page.