By Art Liggio, President and CEO, Driving Dynamics
Each year Driving Dynamics trains thousands of drivers across North America through its one day, behind-the-wheel advanced safety courses.
During the group discussions our instructors normally ask trainees to ‘raise their hand if they feel they’re above average drivers. Invariably, the vast majority do raise their hands backed up by comments such as: “Well yes, I’m an excellent driver. I haven’t had a ticket since I was a teenager.” “You bet I am, I haven’t had an accident or a fender bender in over 20 years.” Hey. I know everything there is about driving correctly. As a matter of fact, I just taught my kid how to drive.”
These interesting anecdotes go on and on, but do most people actually believe they are above average drivers?