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2. Never surprise the other drivers.
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Also, not so much a rule as an observation, I pointed out to her that cars have body language and you can frequently predict what a driver will do by how the car is behaving. There are "creepers" that want to pull out in front of you, there are "drifters" who want to change lanes, etc.


I've said this before, but I'd prefer to be around an aggressive driver than a distracted driver any day of the week. Because I can usually predict what the aggressive driver is going to do. It's the distracted/inattentive ones that will surprise you.


Aside from that, I'll share the best piece of advice my father gave me in learning to drive. If you can't see around an obstacle (an overgrown bush at an intersection, a box truck in front of you, etc.) assume there's a car on the other side of it. Or a child chasing a ball into the street. That kind of thinking really forces you to approach the blind situation with an abundance of caution. You slow down, you cover the brake, etc.

Fireball, maybe send 'em to an open wheel racing school? ;)
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