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Why do people claim to be the best driver ever, and yet keep making the same stupid mistakes?

Asked by SQUEEKY2 (16153points) 1 month ago

I have been driving transports for thirty years and still have lots to learn.
I try and learn from my mistakes unlike the average moron driver that just keeps making them over and over.
When you do a mistake driving do you beat yourself up about it and really try to never do it again, or just take the whatever attitude and keep going?

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KNOWITALL's avatar

I learn and never do it again. I got two speeding tickets in the same week when I was in my early 20’s, after that I have never had any issues since.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Check out this you tube video

I will tell you if that was me coming up on them I would be standing on the brakes,but not swerving I would have driven straight through them.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@SQUEEKY2 That was a pretty crappy thing for the car to do. Are you on Facebook? Swift Done Screwed Up Again, is a good one.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Swift screw ups are all over you tube.
seen plenty of them,that’s what they get for not properly training drivers, and paying so crapy all you get is very green drivers just starting out.

Dutchess_III's avatar

LOLL!! My husband thinks he’s a great driver because he used to race professionally. IMO, that actually makes one a WORSE driver on the street. He views driving as a competition rather than a cooperation.
One time we were at a stop light, in the right lane. In the left lane was a pick up. Immediately after the light was a long, sweeping curve to the right. The light changed, we all took off and I noticed Rick was in the truck’s blind spot…just then the truck started drifting into our lane. Rick got on the horn and he jumped back in his lane.
I said, “Like we didn’t see that coming!”
He said, “You knew he was gonna do that??!!”
“Well, on turns like that they often do. I don’t know exactly why, but they do.
“How do you know that??!!” He demanded (getting pissed.)
“Experience,” I said, which helped his mood immensely (he’s 7 years older than me!)

Dutchess_III's avatar

I also think that some people think that every bad thing that happens is the other person’s fault. If it’s their fault, how are you supposed to learn from that?

JLeslie's avatar

When I make a mistake on the road I hope and try to never do it again, and I’m grateful to the other driver if they prevented a crash I would have caused.

As for the people you are talking about who seem not to learn. I think they think their right.

I see mistakes in the roundabouts where I live, and when it’s a near miss, and a car honks at another either to avoid an accident or to say “you idiot” I think at least 50% of the time probably both drivers think they were right. I can’t tell you how many people I know who don’t have the rules of the roundabouts correct.

YARNLADY's avatar

They see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear. Anything else is ignored.

Demosthenes's avatar

Driving ability and intelligence are the two qualities people are most likely to overestimate in themselves.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I have always thought it best for other people to sing your praises, rather than yourself. I’ve been told I’m a good driver by more than one person. I’ve also been told I’m smart. So it must be so. :D

SQUEEKY2's avatar

One thing that gets me about these great drivers is the seldom to never check their vehicle to make sure all the lights are working, wow if your such a great driver why do you never check all the lights on your vehicle to make sure they are working?
I caught a brake light out on Mrs Squeekys vehicle just the other day, she asked how I knew I said I watch you go down the street and only one came on at the stop sign,I keep spare bulbs in the tool box had it replaced right away.

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