Driver Education Drive 7: Drive Slow

Reckless and fast driving has more disadvantages than advantages. It risks yours and others lives, it increases the stress, it burns more fuel, and so on.

Here is an excellent article on advantages of driving slow. I myself was a reckless driver once but then gradually I learnt to drive slow and I never miss those days of crazy driving. I would highly recommend this practice to all of you.

12 Comments so far

  1. BoZz (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

    Umar – It is (slow driving) also known as ‘growing old’. But I agree Speed does thrill and may also kill if you are reckless.


  2. umar (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

    Bozz: No, it’s called being responsible. I have seen 60 year old men driving like a maniac. Aren’t they old enough to know better?


  3. HITMAN (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

    For all the slow drivers here, PLEASEEEEE & I repeat please do not use the extreme right lane until ofcourse u need to make a turn.


  4. Kashif (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 5:13 pm

    and plz don’t stop and think about it when taking a turn, this creates a huge queue behind you


  5. Saad (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 5:43 pm

    Speed never kills. Acceleration (+/-) does.

    Anyway, I agree since I use a TomTom myself, constantly driving at 90mph instead of the 70mph limit only knocks off a max of 10 min from a 100 mile journey.

    In urban areas, you can try as much as you want but speeding will not get you there any faster. Its the tactics that work, without, of course, ignoring the law.

    But, I guess, we have decided in Pakistan that law wasn’t ever meant for us. :-)


  6. silver (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

    Well something interesting happened yesterday… 2 women drivers were racing each other… for some very odd reason one got out slapped and spat on the other at an intersection near Jaffery Optics.

    Wow… catfights… wow


  7. Huzefa L (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

    It’s not true that driving slow saves gas. On the contrary, in the larger scheme of things, driving slow will use up more gas. Driving slow will break the momentum of other cars on the road, and the uneven acceleration will reduce the overall efficiency of all the cars on the road. Also it’s a fact that driving on higher gears saves fuels.

    @Umar Please blog more responsibly, now who knows how many people will drive slower thinking that they are saving fuel.

    http://www.edmunds.com/advice/fueleconomy/articles/106842/article.html

    As with everything in life, moderation is key. Don’t drive fast and don’t drive slow, there ARE speeds in between fast and slow.


  8. Huzefa L (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 7:29 pm

    It’s not true that driving slow saves gas. On the contrary, in the larger scheme of things, driving slow will use up more gas. Driving slow will break the momentum of other cars on the road, and the uneven acceleration will reduce the overall efficiency of all the cars on the road. Also it’s a fact that driving on higher gears saves fuels.

    @Umar Please blog more responsibly, now who knows how many people will drive slower thinking that they are saving fuel.

    http://www.edmunds.com/advice/fueleconomy/articles/106842/article.html

    As with everything in life, moderation is key. Don’t drive fast and don’t drive slow, there ARE speeds in between fast and slow.


  9. Straight Talker (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 10:17 pm

    This whole debate is simply pointless. Empower your traffic police and that is what smart nations have done to control the traffic. Nothing less is going to work.


  10. SS (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 3:57 am

    I agree with Straight Talker, but unfortunatly laws opens the doors of curruption here, for example double sawaree is ban, then cops will stop violaters and demand reshwat. More laws, more oppertunities for reshwat or Khancha in a local lingo.


  11. Huzefa L (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 1:04 pm

    Its not pointless. Empowering the police is a whole different matter (a good topic for debate though).

    If everyone here is educated enough to access the internet and read other peoples opinions, they are also educated enough to make a contribution on the roads. The effects of their contributions do ripple across slightly.

    This contribution will no doubt make it easier in the next step after empowerment. Just imagine, if there were 5 cars speeding past a red light. How can you get one or even 2-3 cops to stop them all and penalize them all. It definitely takes public cooperation to make roads safer and traffic smoother.

    Driving moderately IS in your hands. Do what you can to make your world better and hope/pray that others follow!


  12. Imran (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

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