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A huge success for the advanced driving school in Montreal and Gatineau

En effet, les samedi 7 et 14 avril avait lieu la première session de cours de conduite de l'année au Cegep Lionel Groulx et à l'Asticou. Quarante personnes se sont présentées au Cegep et une trentaine à Gatineau et ont profités de cette journée pour apprendre et échanger entre passionnés de l'automobile. Les journées ont été un succès sans précédent et promet une meilleure conduite sur la route et la piste. Des photos sont disponibles en cliquant ICI. Voici quelques commentaires reçu;

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IGNORANCE

This week’s rant continues our theme of ignorance. Besides the gestures we discussed last week, as a regular runner on public roads our group has experienced the worst the driving public has to offer.

Be it day or night, (and at night all of us are lit up like Christmas trees with flashing LED’s of white and red) some drivers have absolutely no interest in sharing the road.

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Answers to the quiz

Congratulations! You are here because you found the quiz intriguing enough and you have all the correct answers...or, you want to be sure to validate your assumptions!

Let's see!

1-My hands should be at the 10 and two position on the steering wheel?

  • That is what you have been trained to do at driving school! Actually, the answer is NO.
  • You should keep your hands at the 9 and 3 position for many reasons, here are but a few;
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Attitude change

The finger, the bouquet, the forearm salute, the contorted look…ever seen these?

Perhaps the better question is, how many times a day while driving do you see it?

Why is it that people think that when they drive an automobile they take rights and privileges they would never dream of in person. They become arrogant, pushy, even threatening. I am sure there are clear psychological reasons that would make logical sense. I will leave that to those in the know and welcome anyone who is a professional to explain it.

However, come on, let us all realize that a car is in fact a lethal weapon, every bit as deadly as a loaded machine gun, yes a machine gun and not a simple pistol and deadlier than a knife, an axe, spear since a car can cause enormous damage when out of control.

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