By neverdrivingagain - United Kingdom
Today, I spent hours arguing with my mother, who claimed I shouldn't make a three hour drive because I wouldn't be able to concentrate for that long. I argued that I was a perfectly capable driver, and left. In the last 2 minutes of the journey, I hit a van and messed up the front of my car. FML
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By  cecinestpasunnom  |  0

Your mum was right, too. Being a capable driver is a completely different thing than having infinite supplies of concentration. Drive for an extended period of time, and you /will/ lose your focus. This is why you should take a break every now and then.

  Finnboghi  |  0

#36 - Ninja'd

But seriously, every accident I've seen first hand, the driver who caused it was a woman.

Anyways, that sucks OP, but clearly she's right.

If you don't have the experience or attention span to stay completely focused for 3 hours, you absolutely should not be driving for that long.

  Mnemic  |  5

Statistics! We need statistics!

I bet that women and older drivers make the most crashes. Followed by 18-22 year old boys who think they have total control over the car but they don't.

  jenkins56  |  5

'Studies show that woman take shorter trips and female drivers have a greater number of minor crashes than do men. However men are still 70% more likely to be in a serious crash.'

You're half right.


Well, I like the reply function as it makes debates on this site much easier, as you can reply directly to the comment you are responding to.

However, it does make the order confusing. Especially since people always refer to other users by their number. Without the reply function, if I saw someone comment "#23 FTW!", then I could easily scroll up/down and find #23's comment without difficulty. But with the reply function, #23's comment could be anywhere! There's also the usual annoyance of people replying to #1 to get to the top. I'm not jumping on the bandwagon by saying that annoys me- it is just irritating and creates an even more messed up order. Please, everyone, don't reply to comments unless you're actually responding to that comment.