No one wants to hear how horrible their driving is. After all, I’m the best driver out there. Other drivers are idiots. 🙂
I apologize for the name calling.
To prove my point I downloaded an app called Everdrive. Turns out I take corners as though I’m on a roller-coaster, I dig into my brakes a little too hard (oh look everyone in the car is leaning forward again), and I accelerate like a bullet. That best driver title faded rather quickly.
After being shown where my flaws were, I started improving each area measured by the app; phone use, acceleration, braking, cornering, and speeding. I never considered myself as a speeder, just a “five over” type of guy. Turns out, I sped a lot. There were times I blew by slower zones without realizing they were there. This was a wake-up call. I sucked as a driver, not to the extreme but you get the picture.
Now I drive the speed limit, not five over. Yes, people pass me. People passed me when I did ten over, I mean five. What I did find interesting is that while people passed me, there was another group of drivers that drove the speed limit too. The commute has turned more relaxful. I stay in the right lane, unless I’m turning left up ahead. I’ve reduced my chances of being pulled over. And, my gas mileage has increased by 2 mpg.
As of today, I am in the top 20 percent of state-wide driver who use this app, and I’m number one in my city. My driving score is 99.5 in NC. This doesn’t prove I’m the best driver. However, I am becoming more safe and less reckless. End the end, that’s what matters, being safe and reducing casualties and injuries. Do you use this app? I would love to hear your driving score and state.
– cheers 🙂