Is Speeding Or Rushing An Issue For You As A Driver?
Many people are habitual speeders and it is tough for them to change. Why? Because change is uncomfortable, let’s demonstrate.
Take your fingers and interlock them together. Which thumb is over which thumb? Now take your hand apart and put them back together with your thumb opposite. This feels uncomfortable, doesn’t it? Is it wrong? No — it is just different.
If you really want to change your driving habits you must be prepared to feel somewhat uncomfortable until the change takes hold. Sometimes we simply need to think differently. Think about rushing and speeding as an incurable disease, something that will never go away, that you will always want to do. We may have the urge to speed, but we can control it. Put a copy of the last ticket on your visor and when you get in the car, look at the ticket and say “NOT TODAY”. “Not today” is a huge concept.
Do you know what professional drivers say is the most dangerous kilometre? – The one directly ahead of them.
When you’re in a situation that is frustrating, or you are tempted to rush – choose not to. Choose to be patient! By doing this, you will save yourself from tickets and keep the roads safer.
Want to start fresh by driving safer with a clean record? Try our online Defensive Driving course. After completing the course successfully, Alberta residents are eligible for a 3 demerit reduction from their license.