Speed Awareness for the Fast and the Furious

If-this-happens-you-knoe-your-driving-to-fastI’ve had the AA Drive Tech, National Speed Awareness course today. An alternative to the Fixed Penalty fine and penalty points I received last Christmas. If you have not previously attended a course within a 3 year period, you will be offered this one. And it helps. It really helps. It wasn’t as boring as I though. Quite decent.

Some of the things I’ve learned:

More paint, more restraint. More red, more dead. (about the paint you often see on the roads)

Speed limit is a limit not a target.

We used to drive on the left. We now drive on what’s left… 🙂

Aggressive drivers tailgating and flashing you on the motorway tend to be very annoying. A study was done and it revealed that these people usually are not satisfied with their life, their job, family and tend to use their car to bully others in traffic.

Don’t react. Control yourself. Be careful. You never know what “animal” is driving the other car.

When you are inside the car you feel that you are becoming anonymous. You loose your control and you do and say weird things that don’t represent you.

If you’re sleepy, of course you need to stop and rest, but if you can’t do it, chewing a gum or making verbal commentaries about the road, traffic or weather helps to keep you focused and concentrated.

The most common word put down on the reports by the insurance companies is: Citește în continuare „Speed Awareness for the Fast and the Furious”

I had a dream

father-watching-baby-sleepI suddenly woke up last night at four o’clock, sweaty, after a bad dream. On a scale of 1 to10, where 1 is an uncomfortable dream and 10 is a terrible nightmare, Laura would give it a 4 or 5. She shared some ugly nightmares from her past that would make my dream a silly little daydream.

But, for me it was quite scary. Prepare yourself. It requires the consent of an adult before you read this. It can leave you with a trauma if you don’t watch your own heart.

So, I dreamed that I was in my car and ran a red light but I did not realize it. All the people were off the road and looked at me as if I did something seriously wrong. Sensing that all looked very suspicious, I stopped, got out of the car and asked what was happening. Why is everyone looking at me like this, in this scary way. A lady replied that I ran a red light and saw how the camera took a picture of my car. Citește în continuare „I had a dream”