OPINION: “Calls are mounting for young drivers to be forced to sit an attitude test along with taking a test at the driving schools tucson az, with fatal crashes involving drugs and alcohol on the rise, and police admitting safety messages aren’t getting through.” Stuff
I have saved the New Zealand Transport Agency the trouble of devising an attitude test for young drivers. You might like to take it too.
1. You are approaching a sharp bend with a cyclist just ahead of you on your side of the road. What do you do?
a. Stay safely behind the cyclist until you have at least 100m clear vision of the road ahead before passing if the way is clear.
b. Speed past the cyclist as quickly as possible to reduce the chance of hitting traffic coming the other way.
c. Pass immediately despite the blind corner and try to force the cyclist into the gutter, making a rude gesture with your middle finger as you go past.
2. You have been to a mate’s birthday party and had a whale of a time, tanking up on synthetic cannabis and bourbon. What do you do about driving home?
a. Forget all that nonsense about drugs and alcohol affecting your driving ability. Remember you drive better with a few.
b. Be responsible and call up your unlicensed younger brother who can drive – just about – and get him to drive you home.
c. Crash at your mate’s place and give yourself at least 24 hours to sober up.
3. An older driver slightly inconveniences you when he pulls out in front of you. How do you handle this situation?
a. Fly into an immediate rage and follow the car until it is near a watercourse. Then give it a hard nudge in the right back corner to send it into the river. When the driver has managed to crawl to the bank, make sure you tell him: “That’s what you get for f…ing with (insert name with another f…ing between your christian name and surname).
b. Accept that fact that drivers will make mistakes, you included. Stay calm and don’t seek retribution.
c. Drive quickly up to the rear of the car and flick your lights and sound your horn repeatedly. Follow the car to the next set of lights and pull up beside the offending vehicle. Open the window and give them a piece of your mind including lots of expletives.
4. As you approach traffic lights, much to your annoyance the lights go orange. What should you do?
a. Accelerate hard immediately in the hope the lights won’t go red until you get through the intersection.
b. Slow down and stop at the lights.
c. Just keep going even if you have seen the lights turn orange from some distance. Red lights are just an indication and you’ll have a good chance of getting through without hitting anything.
5. As you approach a pedestrian crossing an elderly lady is already a third of the way across. What is the best thing to do?
a. Speed up and get across the pedestrian crossing before you hit her.
b. Swerve towards her just to give her a fright and a warning about the dangers of pedestrian crossings.
c. Stop the car before you get to the pedestrian crossing and wait patiently for the elderly citizen to reach the footpath.
6. You are waiting at the lights and a boy/girl racer pulls alongside revving his car. How do you react?
a. Ignore the driver and pull away as normal when the lights allow.
b. Rev your engine just a loudly even if it is your mum’s car. Give the other driver an evil look as though you hold him or her in utter contempt. When the lights change drop a wheelie and try and beat the driver to the next traffic lights.
c. Pretend to take off even if the lights are still red. The other driver will be concentrating on you, not the lights, and might jump the gun and have an accident. Serve him or her right.
7. You notice an attractive man or woman walking along the road as you drive past. What should you do?
a. You lower the window and yell something offensive to demonstrate what an attractive prospect you are. If you are ignored, throw an empty beer bottle at them.
b. You drive alongside for some time and then pull up and hassle them for a phone number so you can hook up with them later on.
c. You keep your eyes on the road and ignore them.
8. You are driving along an empty country road. The speed limit is 100kmh. What is the appropriate behaviour?
a. You resist the temptation to exceed the speed limit. Country roads have a high death toll and are full of hazards especially compulsory stop signs.
b. You treat this as a wonderful opportunity to test the potential of your car which has a top speed of 240kph.
c. An empty road is a great time to do burn-outs, skids and drifting safely. An opportunity not to be missed.
9. You are the sober driver on an evening out with your mates. What are your obligations?
a. Sober means sober. In other words no intoxicant should be consumed during the evening so you can get your mates home safely.
b. Sober applies to alcohol only. Any other intoxicants are fair game.
c. No harm in having a few drinks, just don’t let on to your mates. You know best what your limit is. No harm in pushing it a bit.
10. Heavy rain has made the road greasy and congested. What do you do?
a. This is a good time to practice your drifting skills so speed up in the corners and see if you can control your car.
b. Braking distances are lengthened in this type of weather so have a crack at seeing how long it takes you to stop in congested traffic.
c. Drive slowly and carefully to cope with the conditions