If only all technically-learned drivers also possess common sense and a sense of respect for other people while driving, there wouldn’t be as many accidents as we have now. Lack of driving common sense and respect has resulted to many injuries and deaths on the road , most of them quite senseless, that it sometimes behooves us why certain people are allowed behind the wheel at all. Many of these would have been effectively prevented if there was some way to have prevented these very people from having the power to play with the lives of others.
It is always important to know the technicalities in driving but technical knowledge is not the only gauge of a good driver. Half of driving is about attitude. When a person believes that he can do anything on the road and get away with it, it is usually other people who suffer. And if by some good fortune, the law is upheld to punish an erring driver, it is almost always at the cost again of the suffering of others. He or she is punished because damage has been done.
It is quite common to see drivers boasting of their driving skills on the road by speeding and extraordinary maneuverings that could probably put driving performers to shame. Instead of being threatened, a good-minded driver will know his place and that is not to boast back. Staying clear of these drivers is one of the main defenses against people who have no idea of what real driving is all about. At the very worse, drivers who are using the road as their stage for self-validation of their worth should be reported to the proper authorities so they will not be able to cause harm on others.
Driving is not a contest except if you are in a race. Common sense will tell us when it is time to give in. Basic sense of respect will help us understand that the road is not our personal property.