Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Driving Habits

1. When changing lanes on the highway, do you use your blinker (turn signal) ...
- always
- sometimes
- only if there are other cars around
- only when driving with my wife
- only if I'm being followed by a cop
- never - I'm not turning.

2. When you are lost, do you ...
- ask the first person you see for directions
- consult the map you keep in your glove box
- use the GPS system that came standard with your 2006 SUV
- you're not lost, damnit!
- drive around until you find a bar and figure you'll try again tomorrow

3. When you are on the highway and find yourself behind a slow moving car traveling in the left lane, do you ...
- flash your high beams until they pull to the right
- ride on their ass until they slam on their brakes and you find yourself in their lap
- pass 'em on the right
- slow down to 45 mph and patiently wait for their exit
- start drinking

4. When you park your car in a public parking lot, do you reverse into the spot or pull in forward?

5. Are you a good driver?
5a. Would your significant other agree?


At 2:06 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

I don't have a driver's license or car, so I can only answer 2..

a combination of D and when I finally admit to myself that I am actually lost, A. (the map in my glovebox is not a lot of help at all.. it's never there when I need it!)

At 2:46 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

1. I almost always use my turn signal.
2. I phone a friend.
3. Usually, I back off and enjoy the drive. But on the rare occasion that I'm in a hurry, I pass 'em on the right.
4. Pull-in forward! Always! NO reverse; too much thinking involved!
5. Yes, I'm a pretty good driver: No accidents other than the fender-bender at 3am in a strange city six years ago. No tickets, either.
5a. Bad drivers (my bosses, my ex-husband) used to laugh at how slow I drove, so now I show-off a little when I have another grown-up in the car...so I think people think I'm an "ok" driver.

At 4:13 PM , Anonymous boo augustus said...

1. Yeah, I almost always signal the lane change, especially if there are other cars around. However, when I'm driving lond distances and traffic is light, I might not bother.

2. I'm never lost. Sometime my internal GPS just gets a little muddles, that's all. A few random turns and I'm usually right back on course.

3. Um, all of the above except for that slow down part. What, you think I]m a whuss or something. I'd also add laying on the horn, obscene hand gestures and and calls to the local authorities reporting the slow vehicle (a) driving erractically or (b) stolen.

4. That's an easy one. I park just like I prefer to have sex.

5. Hell yeah.

At 5:33 PM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

1. Always use the blinker unless the road is empty.

2. Damn right I'm not lost! And if I was lost, I'd consult a map.

3. In England, if you flash your lights most drivers will get over and let you by. (Of course, the "left lane" here is the "right lane" there, but same idea).

Here you might get shot or rammed, so I definitely pass on the right and glare as I go by.

4. Public parking lot - it depends. Usually I pull in forward. If there are two lanes of spots I'll pull forward to the forward spot.

5. I am an excellent driver, much better than I used to be and I was always pretty good.
5a. Most of the time, yes.

At 11:53 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

1. Always use my turn signal. I'm just built that way.

2. I figger it out myownself. I've got a pretty decent sense of direction most of the time.

3. First I flash, then I pass on the right. But since I've moved to the country, I find myself being more patient about the whole thing. When you live in a town where the standard speed limit si 25 mph, you discover you don't actually need to do the bat out of hell thing to get where you're going.

4. Pull in face first. Don't ask me why, but people who back into parking spaces annoy me. Do they think they'll need to make a quick getaway?

5. Yes. I am a good driver. My record has been clean for over 10 years. (I got a ticket for doing 27 in a 15. I thought it was a 25. I was so mad when I realized my error.) I still follow the advice my mother gave me when I was learning to drive: Always drive like you have a cardiac patient in the car.

5a. Yes. He would.

At 12:32 AM , Anonymous Bismuth said...

1. I usually signal lane changes. I'm more likely to not signal if there are few other cars around.

2. If I'm by myself, I usually just guess. Maybe pull out the map. If Erin's with me, she pulls out the map.

3. I'll slow down and follow for longer than most people will, but eventually if they don't move over, I'll pass on the right.

4. With our current van, I don't usually have much choice: it's always face-first. But with my old Corolla, I'd back in if the lot allowed maneuvering room. It's much safer to pull out going forward than going backward.

5. I'm pretty good. Sometimes I get distracted though. So far no accidents.

5b. She would, except on the occasions I get distracted and have a close call.

At 7:01 AM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

What Bismuth said is right - the accidents I've had (a couple of minor ones, years ago) were caused by me being distracted. As long as you pay attention to what's going on around you, you will usually be OK.

Of course, there are sometimes morons you cannot avoid...

At 8:00 AM , Blogger Trillian DBB said...

1. Only if there are other cars around.

2. I can usually get myself unlost, but if not, I call Daddy.

3. I prefer the middle lane, but if the person in front of me is going less then the posted speed limit, I pass 'em.

4. Pull in forward. The only time I reverse in is when I'm parking on the gravel area across the street from my condo.

5. I'm a good driver for the most part. My last 2 cars died spectacular deaths though. The last one I totaled, the one before that, the engine blew on the freeway

5a. I have no SO

At 11:20 AM , Blogger Higgy said...

1. Always - in fact, I've often cursed people out for NOT using their blinker...

2. Consult the map. I have a handheld GPS, but I don't use it much.

3. I usually pass them on the right if it's open, otherwise, I'll hang behind them and if it's really bad, then I'll flash my lights.

4. I usually pull in forward, unless I have to parallel park.

5. I think so, but...
5a. She thinks I don't stay in my lane enough.

At 1:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. I always signal my lane changes, unless I'm in a car at the time, or actually planning to change lanes.

2. I just put on my "explorer" hat and make it a game with the kids until my wife racks me. Often this takes a whole minute. Ha! I kid. If she's with us we never get lost. She's a human compass.

3. I drive up right next to them on the right, then match their speed and flip them off, just below the window. They can't see it! Idiots! They have no idea I'm flipping them off, so they're defenseless! Ha hahahahah!

4. I parallel park it, just to show off my balls.

5. I'm a fabulous driver. Just put on your raspberry beret and try me if you don't believe me.
a. Why do you want to ask my wife? Keep in mind she's a kidder, that one.


At 2:33 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

*snorking my arse off @ Cbol*


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