One of the smartest and simplest defensive driving concepts a driver can know is “The Bubble.” It refers to the room all over your car where you have room to maneuver. It’s so simple and yet many drivers are unacquainted with the energy of the Bubble. If you or someone you understand is buying a driving school for his or her teen, a good question to ask before signing up is, “Does this driving school teach the Bubble? “.
A person in a prestigious social club once arrived late for a meeting, distraught because someone had rear-ended her car yet again and she couldn’t realize why this kept happening to her. Conversation with her sympathetic friends soon revealed to everyone but her that she have been tailgating. When the car before her stopped abruptly she slammed on her brakes and stopped too.
She stated that the fact she didn’t hit the car she was following was proof that she had not been following too closely. However, what the girl didn’t realize was that when she applied her brakes and stopped quickly she didn’t allow the car behind her the time to prevent hitting her what is a course in miracles. She didn’t realize that the room before her would have saved her rear.
The very best place you can be on a freeway is where you will find no cars immediately before you and no cars to either side and no one that you can see in your correctly-adjusted rear and side view mirrors.
Unfortunately your efforts to keep open space on all sides of yourself will be foiled as cars behind you catch up and pass you, desperate to have as close as they could to the blaze of brake lights up ahead before they stop or are stopped.
However, knowing in regards to the Bubble involves more than keeping open space around you whenever it’s convenient. It also means being alert to whatever space there is. This means checking behind and to the sides frequently and being alert to what other drivers are doing.
When a car approaches rapidly from behind, what you think the driver’s intentions are? Does he have room to go around you? If your car in the lane to your right is hurtling forward at a speed faster compared to the truck before it’s moving, what will happen next? If you can see that the driver of the car will hit the truck unless he changes lanes and the sole place for him to go is before you, what do you do? As is so the answer, a good thing for you yourself to do is decelerate and make certain the reckless driver includes a space big enough to move into.
Needless to say you do not want to. You’d much rather see the jerk get what’s coming to him. But, since that will necessarily involve your safety and that of others you demonstrate what an alert, well-trained driver you are and prevent a collision. After this you have the satisfaction of thinking how fortunate another driver was that he pulled that stunt before you and not someone with a death wish. And you then silently ask that other driver, “Why didn’t your driving school teach the Bubble? “.Sep 29, 2020 Education Read More