ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Are Blinkers and Courteous Driving out the Window?

Updated on April 14, 2014

Luxury drivers less courteous?

I read a statistic that drivers of luxury cars fell into this category most. The University of California Berkley conducted the study, but because I believe everyone needs a driving make over, not just luxury car owners I will not focus entirely on it. Notice I did not say wealthy drivers. You do not have to be wealthy to drive a luxury car. I do believe it makes a good point. Sometimes there comes a sense of entitlement with an expensive purchase.

Driving to me is a little like a psychology lesson. Maybe I am reading too much into this, but hear is how I see it from the rude driver point of view. I am more important that you, and where I have to be is more important than where you have to be. There may be some people who would say they do feel this way, and for those people, I feel sorry for you. For the rest of us who really do want to be good people, but have a laps in judgment from time to time, let’s think about this whole nice driver idea.

Reality about drivers

Have you ever noticed when you are driving how many times someone pulls out in front of you, or turns without using their blinker. If you haven’t, lucky you! I suffer from what I would call a mild to moderate case of road rage. My husband may upgrade this rating if he were asked. I am working on this, but in the mean time I think we are in the need for our driving to be revolutionized.

Gone are the days where drivers are courteous and signal before they turn. Even going further, why don’t we try to treat driving with the Golden Rule? Let’s all drive like we want the person next to, in front of, or behind us to drive. If you need to get into the other lane, don’t wait until the last minute so you have to cut me off, then turn causing all traffic to be halted. Plan ahead and wait in traffic like every other person in that coveted lane. Why are there drivers who believe their 30 seconds in the fast lane is more valuable than mine? How did they get this mindset, and how can we change it?


Results and solutions

When you cut me off, instead of waiting until I pass (since there is no one behind me) how much time does that save you? I would rather function under the thought of paying it forward. Instead of cutting someone off, and making them think you are an inconsiderate jerk (which you may, or may not be) why not be courteous and not hold them responsible for the fact that you are in the wrong lane. I would rather miss my turn and circle back than cut someone off and turn right in front of him. In the scheme of things, what will you lose by being a little more cautious before you change lanes, or turn that blinker on so I know you are turning.

Just imagine if your actions, or non-action, could help someone’s day be better. What if the person you just cut off lost their job, or found out someone close to them passed away? Now how much power do you have to help those 10 or 20 people you encounter have a better of an experience? Let’s drive like we care about people again!

What do you think?

Are blinkers and courteous drivers less common than years ago?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)