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Old 11-17-2005, 12:51 PM
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Default How good a driver are you?

I think I'm "an excellent driver" <--Rainman.

But seriously, I've been driving for 10 years now, I'd estimate I've driven approx. 150,000 miles, in a major city, and have only been in one wreck. And it was the old-man-who-hit-me's fault. I was driving through downtown and he ran a red light and slammed into my side. I almost was able to speed up to save him from hitting me, but alas, to no avail.

So, in summary:

10 years.
150,000 miles.
1 wreck that was not my fault.


I'm sure some of the older fellas have me beat. [img]/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:53 PM
swede123 swede123 is offline
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Default Re: How good a driver are you?

Been driving since 1993. Probably in the same mileage range as you, 150K or so.

One wreck, which was partially my fault, and happened one month ago.

Swede
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:56 PM
imported_The Vibesman imported_The Vibesman is offline
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Default Re: How good a driver are you?

I think it was Carlin who said that most Americans would never admit to two things: being a terrible driver and not having a sense of humor.

So I can see where this thread is going.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:56 PM
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Default Re: How good a driver are you?

11 years, no idea how many miles

zero wrecks

Im also one of the few people who doesnt consider themselves a "good" or "great" driver. Im average......just like everyone else
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:56 PM
xadrez xadrez is offline
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Default Re: How good a driver are you?

Im 27 and have never had a license (I do "know" how to drive, and do have a permit, but Im probably not too good).

I need to get one soon, as I dont want my 16 year old sister to get it before me.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:58 PM
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Default Re: How good a driver are you?

I'm not a very good driver, but at least I always go near the speed limit and make complete stops at stop signs and don't run red lights, etc.

Some people claim to be great drivers and then they are weaving in and out of traffic going 90, yeah, riiiiite.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:59 PM
Sponger15SB Sponger15SB is offline
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Default Re: How good a driver are you?

Oh btw everyone who cites the ammount of wrecks they got in that weren't their fault as proof that they are good drivers have some serious sample size issues.
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Old 11-17-2005, 01:06 PM
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Default Re: How good a driver are you?

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Oh btw everyone who cites the ammount of wrecks they got in that weren't their fault as proof that they are good drivers have some serious sample size issues.

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Not true. In addition to not being in many wrecks, I've SAVED others from hitting me SEVERAL times. I could have easily been in about 6-8 wrecks which were not my fault. Being a good driver isn't just "not hitting people", it's also knowing when to get out of the way and how to be defensive, and aware of people around you who appear to not know what they are doing.
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Old 11-17-2005, 01:07 PM
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Default Re: How good a driver are you?

9 years, one major wreck that wasn't my fault, about 6 speeding tickets. I think I'm a pretty decent driver.
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Old 11-17-2005, 01:08 PM
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I can't drive, I don't have a license
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