Is it a power thing, being in control of a vehicle? Dissociation from the other person, being separated by glass and metal? Seems to me, that people behave badly toward each other on the road, when it wouldn't happen if they were standing next to each, perhaps trying to go through the same door at the same time. What's it all about?
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I couldn't agree more, the road is a scary place. When I took my driving lessons years ago, the instructor said to me, that every time she got into the car, she thought to herself it might be her last. To drum into her pupils how dangerous roads are.
indeed, good point... and that sensation of power, is that the sum of it then, why people become different behind the wheel... that many people can't handle even a small bit of power wisely...?
Not sure regarding handling power wisely, yet shall ponder. I offer maybe it is not understanding 'how' powerful and 'how much' power a car really is and has. In one sense a car does fly when considering how much contact patch there is with the tires
yes, that is a better and fairer way of looking at it... Had not thought of that, that a car does fly, in a sense.... I guess we all want to fly deep down, maybe this is why we love cars...
Good point, fast or slow, we tend to think we're doing the correct speed and other people are not! Probably agree with you about assessing how selfless a person is, by the way they drive...