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Transportation Tuesday TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY Todays cars (and trucks and bikes) are faster, safer and stronger. Its no wonder that we feel powerful behind the wheel. But what has this done to our behaviour?
Transportation Tuesday You are driving on the highway and traffic is joining from a bridge you just passed. Do you.. MERGING INTO TRAFFIC Check your mirror and move aside one lane to allow the traffic onto the highway. A Speed up and try to get past the merge lane so that you dont cause an obstruction. B Merge lanes dont affect me - Im always in the fast lane. C Acceptable, but you should really move aside. Would your answer be different if you noticed the driver trying to join the traffic was your neighbour? click on your answe r
Transportation Tuesday You are driving in town and the idiot in front of you is going too slow, hesitating at roundabouts and generally irritating you. Do you.. FOLLOWING A SLOW DRIVER Drive on her bumper (tailgate), flash your lights and honk your horn. A Keep back - it looks like shes lost. Wait for a safe opportunity to pass her and be on your way. B As soon as you get a chance, move inside and pass by. Perhaps with a helpful gesture about women drivers. C I hope not! Think. Maybe she just passed her driving test or is trying to find a friends house. How would you behave if it was your daughter in front of you? click on your answe r
Transportation Tuesday You have to deliver a gift and youre late. Its a crystal set for your friends wedding, just around the corner. Do you.. CARRYING DELICATE CARGO Put it on the front seat. Its quite soft and will protect the gift from chips. A Pack it in a hard box, with stuffing. Use the back seat belt to strap it in place. You cant give a shattered gift! B Put it on the armrest between the front seats. You can hold it still with one hand while driving. After all, its only a short drive. C This seems like a good idea! Okay. Now what if its your 3-year old son? What do you do with him on a car journey - however short? click on your answe r
Transportation Tuesday Darn it! The lights have gone yellow and youre already late. Do you.. APPROACHING A JUNCTION Put your foot down and race through. Theres no way youre adding one minute to your trip. A Slow down, stop and wait patiently. Rushing will only get you to the next set of lights faster. Theres no point risking it for a few seconds B Hesitate. Accelerate. Decide you cant make it in time and come to a screeching stop just into the crossing. Whew! That was close. C This seems like a good idea! What if your father is stepping onto the crossing at the other side as you rush through on red? You might get lucky and not kill him, but who knows? click on your answe r
Transportation Tuesday YOUR VEHICLE GIVES YOU POWER ON THE ROAD. WHAT DOES YOUR DRIVING SAY ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER? Abraham Lincoln