Saturday, March 17, 2012

Good Parenting Leads to Good Driving

In my previous post on Road Rage, I described how the thought of my own daughter driving (or one of her friends) made it less likely I'd be reacting to other drivers' annoyances.

The thought of my own daughter driving leads me to another form of behavior modification.  I now feel the need to set a good example.  I'm less likely to coast through stop signs, run red lights or grossly exceed the speed limit lately.  And that's not even when she's in the car, peering at the speedometer.  This good driving malaise sets in whenever I see a car marked "Student Driver," or a young driver, or even a driver that makes an actual full stop at a stop sign (a rare occurrence in Connecticut).

I wonder if my auto insurance company considers this?

2 comments:

Jacqueline Hough said...

I know what you mean. My son is only 6 but I try to set a good example because one day I know he will be on the road. Thanks for the great tips. I have started contacting folks at schools about different ways I can help them get into the newspaper. Your advice really helped! Thanks a lot.

Square Peg Guy said...

I'm glad that my advice was helpful!

Thanks for commenting!