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Are you a good passenger

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by obi_waynne, 6 August 2018.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    40,885
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Would you rate yourself as a good passenger or are you quite nervous and a typical back seat driver?
     
  2. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,429
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Only when I can see that the driver is alert and competent .

    For instance a few years ago I had a passenger ride in a drift car and couldn't stop :)ing for some time after.|B
     
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  3. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney Torque Master

    Messages:
    984
    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    I am a terrible passenger. My job has made me very aware of other road users being idiots and I am paranoid my driver hasn't seen them. But I have learned to stop cringing at every move and pointing out every hazard; I have to assume my driver has seen them.
     
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  4. JalbKay

    JalbKay Full member

    Messages:
    15
    From:
    Townsville, AU
    Car:
    MX5 NC 2.5L SC
    I've learnt to keep my mouth shut ;) I've got emergency services and defensive driving education in my past as well as being a motorbike rider so, probably like Lunchmoney, I'm always looking three cars ahead, mirror checking and anticipating fools pulling out. Fortunately enough has rubbed off on the wife that I'm confident in her defensive posture... a little too passive at times, in my opinion, but generally on the ball ;) The only other person I'll let drive me around is my son, mainly because I taught him to drive :D
     
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  5. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,429
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Mate as a former defensive driving instructor IMO 3 cars ahead is not far enough as you need to be scanning up to the road horizon and back so you can take action as early as possible but you do have all the other things correct |B
     
  6. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

    Messages:
    20,370
    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    Terrible actually! Her indoors isn't bad, and I am sort of okay with her driving, but then her training from me is still ongoing ;)
     
  7. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,429
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Hi Os wondered where you have been :)

    I have learned to just sit down ,shut up and hang on when I am in the passenger seat and work the missing pedals at times :eek: :lol:
     
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