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driving school Pershore

At some point, though we drive the safest way we can, unexpected things may still occur. We cannot predict future things, likewise, we cannot stop negative things to come up. Just drive safely.

D. P. Lubic

From what I can tell, the only thing that would have helped reduce driving deaths would be much, MUCH more intensive driver training and MUCH more demanding licensing requirements.

Bill Mauldin, famous for his "Willie and Joe" characters from the WW II era in "Stars and Stripes" (US Army official newspaper), had a book about his return to civilian life after the war. This book, titled "Back Home," has a whole chapter on motoring in America in 1947. One of the most interesting parts of that chapter are some comments made by an unnamed former bomber pilot.

In this man's opinion, driving was much more demanding than flying--and if I recall correctly, this was a former bomber pilot, meaning a multi-engined aircraft of considerable complexity.

As he saw it, take-offs and landings required a good deal of skill, but once in the air, all you had to do was correct your course every so often and keep an eye on the engines via their gauges. There normally wasn't much in the sky with you, and if there was somebody or if something went wrong, you had the whole sky to move around in.

In contrast, an automobile in this time didn't have much in the way of power assist, and very few had automatic transmissions. This vehicle had to be operated in a constrained space, on a course that required constant correction, in close proximity to other vehicles, most of which passed our subject at a high rate of speed while running in the opposite direction.

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