We take it for granted that we can jump into our family sedan and automatically become a good driver. The fact is, the majority of us can not drive to save ourselves. We don’t understand the significant relationship between superior health and driver safety. For instance, like a drug, fatigue behind the wheel can kill you. The knowledgeable motorist will check his physical condition before taking the wheel.
Driving a car can make demands on a driver. He/She must be in just as good health as the automobile. Now, don’t worry, you don’t have to have a body like Vin Diesel in “Fast Five”. But, a minimum standard of well-being in body and mind is essential. If you are thinking of driving 200 miles and the car is a bit dodgy, you might say, “well, not sure if the car will make it, the steering’s been a bit shaky lately”. On the other hand, if YOU were in the same condition as the car, you would not think twice about getting behind the wheel.
If you are tired, upset, got a headache or the flu, and dosed up with antihistamines or tranquilizers, then you are a mobile timebomb! You are an accident waiting to happen! You have put your driving skills to the ultimate test and you’re gonna lose!
But, if you enjoy a state of good health with a clear vision and you can buckle your seatbelt by yourself, then the threat on the road to yourself, your passengers, and other motorists are greatly diminished. Not many of us collapse at the wheel because of a killer disease, but the threat to road safety from minor complaints is something very real and we must be judgmental enough to be able to calculate our condition.
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