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GUEST,Janet BS: Driving Situations You Avoid or try to. (56* d) BS: Driving Situations You Avoid or try to. 19 Oct 15


I guess most of us try to avoid certain driving situations - either entirely or as much as possible due to various reasons:

Could be night driving - your eyes aren't as good as they once were or freeway driving due to fear of the higher speed of driving freeways. Maybe you are a really confident person when it comes to driving in all or most situations but I am curious as to peoples phobias or just feeling of uncomfortable in some driving situations.

Well here are a few of mine. Maybe some can relate or maybe they are entirely mine. :-))

1. Freeway driving - day or night. Don't driveway freeways anymore but I used to up until about the mid 1990's. No, I was never involved in an accident but just started to feel nervous about getting on freeways with freeways speeds in California.

2. Night driving anywhere unless in a very well lit area and only very close to home where I am very familiar with the roads.

3. Here is an odd one: Driving in reverse. I'll explain.
If I am going into a parking lot - for a bank or grocery store or restaurant, just any parking lot really, I like to be able to pull forward to a space, so that when I leave, I don't have to go in reverse to pull out of spot. Now this is not always easy. Some parking lots here have a cement barrier thing - so you cannot pull forward to a space and you have to go into reverse. Or a very busy parking lot and perhaps no spaces that you can pull forward to available at the time.

It is probably due to being short it is harder for me to see when I am going in reverse out of parking space to see around that well. I do have a small car but the seats came have high backs.
Now if it is not a busy place and not many cars around, then it doesn't bother me as I don't feel too uncomfortable about backing out -( as long as there are not many cars around me.)

4. People coming up fast behind me when coming to a stop at a red light or a stop sign. Always seems to be someone in their 20's or 30's most of the time.

I know, too many things! Unfortunately not good bus service in my area at all. Closest bus is 20 minutes away and coming home it is walking uphill. Bus only runs once an hour & less on weekends.
Plus some sections where I have to walk there is not even a sidewalk. It is all residential with houses and just some areas don't have a sidewalk, so you either have to walk in the street partly or on the grass which is not level. Hard to carry groceries for sure and not even easy pulling a shopping cart due to the non-sidewalk sections.

Well would like to hear from others and some of your driving situations you avoid or try to avoid as much as possible.


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