We all get annoyed by idiot drivers (the trend seemingly that they’ll be driving large German manufactured vehicles) who either think they are above everyone else or simply do not care enough about others to give a hoot – but there is one thing that really gets my goat more than anything else!
After receiving my second ever NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution) recently I wondered – why not introduce a positive reinforcement message (even if it is aligned with the entirely misleading message of speed being directly responsible for accidents)?
I remember growing up with a healthy respect for the police. They were our friends and protectors from criminals. It took a deliberate effort to become a criminal, you had to really try to do something wrong to get into trouble.
The excellent Keith Code (google his A Twist of the Wrist books and DVDs) theorises that as a driver you have a certain number of concentration points to spend while you’re driving or riding. Let’s say a driver has 100 such points to spend while driving. A new driver, for example, might spend 20 of these mastering controls like gear-changing, use of pedals, indicating, while an experienced driver may use 2 points for such activities because they happen without thinking.