If there is anything that will get you somewhere on the road, it’s confidence. If you look at it the other way, if there is anything that will lead to a really terrible scenario, it’s lack of confidence.
Now, I don’t want you to confuse confidence with recklessness. I’m not telling you that you should act like you’re Jeff Gordon or a member of the Fast & Furious family. I’m telling you that you need to be an assertive driver.
Don’t be a passive, aggressive, or passive-aggressive driver. Don’t even be a defensive driver. While it’s important to focus at all times and try to predict what everyone else on the road does, first, you need to be able to handle yourself. You need to be able to handle your vehicle.
The individual in this Red Dodge failed to do that. When you’re overly cautious on the road, you’re often driving too slow. You’re leaving too many car-lengths in front of you and that makes you unpredictable. People think something is wrong. Other drivers think you’re a risk to be around, because you’re acting uncertain.
Your impact on the road is far more significant than you think it is. Nowadays, it’s hard to diagnose a driver that lacks confidence. Maybe they’re on their cell phone. Who knows? I know. People know. But most importantly, you need to know!
Focus! Be confident. Help traffic move along. Help society thrive.