How often have you been a car passenger in a vehicle and thought I wish the driver would just slow down. Or focus on the driving.
Its not always easy to speak up and comment. Whether its your partner, friends, boss or work colleague. Your sitting there thinking I’m so scared are we going to make it to our destination?
Its up to you to say something and if you feel you cant be direct we have a list of a few hints:
– I can check that text for you if you like?
– I can find that playlist on your phone
– How about a toilet stop/coffee or ice cream?
– Your look tired would you like me to drive for awhile?
– Could you please slow down I’m feeling a bit sick & if that doesn’t work tell them your going to vomit.
If these don’t seem to have the desired outcome perhaps you just avoid driving with them as much as possible. Its your life as well and we need to be feel safe! Teen drivers seem to think they are bulletproof but they are statistically the ones who have the most accidents. With so many distractions and lack of experience they need the guidance the most.
Emma Gilmour (NZ Rally Driver) and big promoter of driver safety & driver responsibility offers lots of tips under her blog “Buckle up Buttercup”. She remembers in her bulletproof days a passenger kissing the ground at destination arrival – until then she had no idea that they were worried about her driving.
Quoted by Emma – The more we talk about road safety and what we can do to keep ourselves and others safe – the safer our roads will be. Things that might be obvious to your might still be unknown to your friends or family.