BTips for driving in the rain | Safer Driving | The NRMAeing an overly cautious driver can sometimes be considerably frustrating for those drivers forced to follow behind.

Now don’t get me wrong!  I’m not advocating we shouldn’t be careful when we drive, but I am concerned that some drivers persist in driving very slowly, their eyes fixed firmly on the road ahead, seemingly, oblivious to what is happening around them.

When we are forced to travel behind the very cautious driver, we must learn patience and wait for the right time to overtake. There is no point in honking a horn, waving a fist or winding down the window and letting out a string of not so choice words.  Road rage will only fire up our own frustrations.

Being patient and tolerant with others are virtues that can not be acquired, they have to be learnt.  Some people’s journey through life follows a similar pattern to the over cautious driver.  By not looking to the right or left, our understanding of the world around us can often become distorted and even self-centred.

Providing an environment where more lateral thinking is possible can sometimes be threatening to our cautious individual’s security.  Helping each other broaden our outlook on life needs to be performed with loving care.

Being gentle with one another will help us grow in maturity and wisdom and it could well keep our blood pressure at an acceptable level, for when next we are caught behind the cautious driver.

I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.

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