In re: Catharine Hamm’s “The Toll of Again-Seat Motorists,” On the Location, Nov. 24: I do not tolerate back-seat drivers — they both shut up or get out. My spouse is my co-pilot and, if required, speaks up, but we rarely speak to just about every other when I or she is driving, even on longer visits.
When we travel by car or truck, it will be silent 95% or more of the trip. A driver simply cannot focus on driving and schmooze at the identical time. The minute you have 3 or more occupants in the car, especially for young drivers, the incident price goes up. Mother and father need to restrict their teenager drivers to one particular other occupant in the front seat only. Most folks yap much much too a lot in their vehicles and/or do not focus on driving.
I have each individual unexpected emergency program produced by my car’s company. Some are bundled and some others are selections, but they contain a entire 3-D camera technique pedestrian warning and emergency braking adaptive cruise regulate additionally stop and start comprehensive emergency braking and stopping lane manage automatic parking cross-site visitors warning for backing or pulling out and automatic headlights.
With all this, I am however 100% concentrated on my driving and environment.
A single far more point on the topic of again-seat driving: Passengers, make sure you refrain from bringing up controversial and upsetting matters although heading down the highway at 70 miles for each hour.
In this working day of divorced mom and dad, remarriages and seething grievances, arguing in a automobile on the way to family members gatherings can be dangerous. An upset driver is no various from an intoxicated just one.
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Currently being pleasant has rewards
In re: Elliott Hester’s column about staying great to the airline’s consumer services brokers (Fly Dude, “The Ones Who Get Yelled At,” Nov 17).
Speaking for myself, I see the airlines as God and am conscious hardly ever to get on their terrible side. Primarily the gate agents, who are the true gatekeepers.
I presume that courtesy goes significantly with gate brokers. A few many years ago, I was on the base of the checklist for a stand-by flight. I obtained a seat possibly my politeness received me on board.