Being a responsible driver takes a combination of knowledge, skill, and attitude.
To begin with, know the traffic laws and acceptable driving practices. Have a working knowledge of your car.
Then there’s the skill required. Now, this is something that does not just happen from playing Granturismo in a Kombi at a park-off. Skill comes from an appetite for learning and experience.
Which is best described as a willingness to learn.
How many ouens get all proud and boast they can do stuff.
It is attitude that brings it all together. If I care only for myself I’m likely to behave like an idiot on the roads. Attitude means caring in a very real way for the other person. In action, this means allowing other drivers in, letting them pass you safely, and a host of other polite ways to behave on the roads. It’s basically about not putting your own gedagte first, being patient with others, watching your temper and taking your time.
Getting to that appointment exactly on time is never worth the damage to lives wrought by a nasty crash.
On that note, we have some public holidays coming up, and these periods are infamous for drunk driving.
Being responsible means, firstly, never doing this, ever, and secondly, watching out for other drivers who may be weaving or hogging lanes. Stay well clear of such fools.
Change begins with you.