Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – How Good is My Driving?

       I saw recently in USA Today Snapshots the results of an Allstate survey in which adult drivers rated their own driving ability and knowledge of traffic rules.  Here are those results: 

  • 31% rated their ability and knowledge as Excellent
  • 33% Very Good
  • 27% Good
  • 8% Average
  • 1% Poor

       But my experience – again, I spend about 3 hours a day on the roads – is very much different than these results.  Based on drivers’ actions that I see, I’d say that the Poor category is more like 20-25%.  Is our self-perception so poor that we put ourselves better than others?  Who knows?  But I do know that an oxymoron occurs when contradictory terms are used in conjunction – as in deafening silence – but what is it called when self perception doesn’t match reality?  Simply moron? 

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out! 

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RandolphMase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale

 

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