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Choose logic over emotion when behind the wheel

The accelerators in our vehicles are indeed miraculous, allowing us to move tons of weight with a mere depression of the foot. It does not, however, connect us to a time machine (arriving in the blink of an eye) or a magic wand (making drivers ahead of us disappear).

Take a minute, think about it — it’s important to know what kind of driver we are: emotional or logical?

Emotional drivers are self-centered, stomp on the gas. Stop light race, bumper chase, fuel waste, dart from one lane to another and threaten all on the road and along the road.

Logical drivers accelerate gradually, preserve two seconds worth of life-saving spacing, acknowledge that they share the road ahead with other vehicles and flow with the “green” time of traffic lights. At the end of the day they’ve maximized their fuel dollars and driven with everyone’s safety in mind.

Why persist in driving like there’s no tomorrow? It just might be that day, if not for you for someone else. 

Diane Reynolds
Steering committee, Take A Minute/Slow Down in Town

Glenwood Springs

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