Okay, if you felt the last few posts aren’t as ‘interesting’ as have promised, this one should do the trick; it’s very different from the kind of posts am used to writing.
Right, so… Am 22 years old, and have had a driver’s licence since 17. However, it wasn’t really until was 19 that was driving on a regular basis. After getting driver’s licence, tried to reverse M’s car and scratched Dee’s car in the process. It shook self and had a phobia of driving which eventually self overcame.
One might think that for someone who at one point was so freaking scared to sit behind the wheel, that same person would be a model, law-abiding driver once she got over her fear and plonk herself onto the driver’s seat.
Well, you’d have thought wrong. Once have gained more confidence in self’s driving skills, had begun to break tiny little rules, maybe even big, life-threatening ones depends on the situation of the traffic, and am still doing so today.
So far, have committed these offences:
- switching lanes without indicating
- tailgating on the right lane
- parking at a non-designated spot
- stopping on the yellow box
- driving above the speed limit
- driving through a red light
- making illegal U-turns
- overtaking from the left lane
- not stopping at pedestrian crossings
For what it’s worth, aside from scratching Dee’s car when had only just got driver’s licence, have only had one accident so far. It was not due to committing any of these offences, but pure carelessness because wasn’t concentrating. Then again, do not drive very often and everywhere, just to college, malls and nearby neighbourhood, so the probability of an accident is very minimal compared to other kind of drivers.
Also, have never got into an accident when driving friends about and while they do not approve of some things self do above, they do not seem to fear for their lives when self is driving, because otherwise they wouldn’t have continued sitting in self’s car.
To self, what am doing is not very dangerous, though do admit that certainly there’s an amount of danger to it; the risk of an accident is higher by breaking traffic rules, but it’s not that high, do you get what am saying? In Malaysia, the traffic is just absolutely ridiculous that if you are adamant to obey all the traffic rules, you’d end up late for every appointment (no matter how early you leave the house) and you’d spend a whole lot precious time commuting. To self, do not want to spend any more time than absolutely necessary for commuting because that time can be used for other better things in life, like telling the whole world about self’s bad driving habits in self’s own blog.
You may be a bit disappointed to read this. (Or maybe you’re not.) Would absolutely understand if you don’t approve of self’s driving habits, but hopefully you can see that there’s more to sulz than this, and that am big enough to make own judgement calls.