Be confident. Hesitation and second thoughts are what cause accidents. – Dad
Don’t drive in heels. – Anne
Watch the people in the cars around you to give you a sense of what they are about to do next. – Brian
Invest in a nice pair of driving gloves. Steering wheels are freezing on cold winter mornings. – Mom
Drive like everyone else is crazy. – Dad
What’s your favorite driving advice?
February 27, 2009 at 2:55 pm
I think it’s charming that your mom has driving gloves!
February 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm
In driving, there is no “can and “can’t”, only “should” and “shouldn’t”–older brother
February 27, 2009 at 3:19 pm
The heels tip is only if you’re driving standard. Automatic is no problem in stilettos
February 27, 2009 at 3:49 pm
Summer– Mom sure does! And thanks to her, so do I! They’re so nice. After all, a 20 degree steering wheel is a 20 degree steering wheel….
Britt– That is great advice.
Anne– Hot. You are hardcore.
February 27, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Reverse only as far as you need to. – Old Man
Do anything to avoid crashing. – Old Man
March 1, 2009 at 8:07 pm
Living on the North Shore has taught me that if you yell “MY TURN” before executing a left turn across a crowded intersection, it counts as a rule of the road. By declaring that it is indeed, your turn, you have made it so.
It is a terrifying world out there. Best driving advice in New England? Walk.
March 2, 2009 at 5:59 pm
“It doesn’t say ‘this means you.'” —my grandfather’s (perfectly accurate) assessment of signs such as “no U turn” and “STOP”
“Feel the car. Be at one with the car.” —my mother (first driving lesson; she moved on to “Dear Lord! Oh God!!” once I got into third gear)