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Questions tagged [driving]

This tag can be used in situations specific to when on the road in a vehicle that you or someone else in the vehicle is driving. Usage of this tag must be avoided when your question is in a situation where you are a passenger in a public transportation vehicle and the question is directly related to your own personal experience in the trip but not connected to the vehicle's driver's actions. Questions should be about interpersonal skills while on the road.

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How to avoid a ride back from a bad driver? [closed]

I agreed to go somewhere with a friend and he drove. I had never been in his car before, and it turns out he was a really crazy, aggressive driver. It made me nauseous and fearful that we might get ...
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How to be a good backseat driver

I have a lot of experience with highway driving that most of my friends don't have. Rules (from the USA) like only drive in the left lane when you are passing - ie. slow traffic keep right and never ...
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How to keep passengers off the phone

I am often the driver for friends and family whenever we travel, whether short or long distances. This is mostly due to the fact that I have the best track record, reflexes, judgement, etc. on the ...
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What's a good strategy to handle not wanting to talk much during a road trip?

When on a road trip it can be tiring to have to chat or talk the entire trip. I find long discussions draining and prefer to listen to music. It can also be distracting when you're driving. I was ...
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Why do people run on the pedestrian crossing? [closed]

Legally in Belgium, you must stop at a pedestrian crossing with no light if someone shows they want to cross. So when I stop driving to allow people to just walk over I expect them to just walk over ...
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How to deal with an annoying front passenger?

Background Don't be surprised at the use of the plural here. I'm talking about two different people displaying the same behaviour and sharing other characteristics. However, each time only one of ...
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How can I ask if a person is leaving a parking space?

Yesterday, I was going out with a friend. We were looking for parking in a small city (population ~30,000) in the northeastern United States at around 6:00 PM, and things were fairly crowded. After 20 ...
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Is it rude to drive at the speed limit on dangerous roads when another driver wants to go faster? [closed]

Each day, I drive through a heavily wooded area in a nature reservation (in the United States). The roads have many twists, turns and hills, and the speed limit is 25 miles per hour. Cars going much ...