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hakemon
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04 Oct 2009, 1:11 am

In my driving life, I've been called everything, a good driver, a bad driver, and never, a backseat driver. ;)

I question, do you drive? Do you drive good/bad?

I recently video taped my driving, and I ask, do I drive good? I have power under the hood of this car and I know it takes a good driver to NOT unleash it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5oUeNKQZtM

That's me, my car, and my driving..


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04 Oct 2009, 1:57 am

Usually I drive pretty good, though I have made errors. Usually not catastrophic errors though.



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04 Oct 2009, 1:58 am

i drive better then most nt,s who seem to be fashinadet by drifting,speeding and stuff just waiting to get laugth when they lose a license :twisted:


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04 Oct 2009, 2:44 am

I do drive. I'm no better or worse than anyone else.


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04 Oct 2009, 3:19 am

I drive, on the highway (snelweg) I think I drive better than most; my car always fits in a tight spot when needed and always keep track of cars and motor cycles around me. In busy city centers I am not that good (I drive only on rare occasions in city centers). In living areas I am really careful with children and drive nicely.



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04 Oct 2009, 3:42 am

I drive just the same as anyone else in Red Deer, Alberta.....LIKE A REDNECK!! :D

But seriously, Im not too bad.I drive just the same as anyone else,...Ive seen NTs who were worse drivers than any aspie.


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04 Oct 2009, 3:47 am

Good driving is defensive driving. But that means one must "get into the heads" of other drivers. I can see a difficulty here for low functioning autistic folk. It might even be a difficulty for aspies. It took me several decades and close calls before I became a solid defensive driver.

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04 Oct 2009, 3:56 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCpAPw7GXYw[/youtube]


a vid I found..someone driving in Red Deer, Alberta


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04 Oct 2009, 4:04 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=967K7SvXc2A[/youtube]

this highway goes through red deer.


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04 Oct 2009, 4:16 am

I'm a pretty good driver, but that's because I'm a p**** on the road and don't get creative very often- I just drive.



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04 Oct 2009, 4:47 am

Anyone else have problems with parallel parking? That is something I simply cannot do properly.

Other than that, I'm fine when I'm on the road.


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04 Oct 2009, 4:53 am

i live in new york city where i don't have to drive which, i guess, is a good thing since the thought of driving scares me. my hand-eye coordination is pretty bad.


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04 Oct 2009, 7:41 am

SmallFruitSong wrote:
Anyone else have problems with parallel parking? That is something I simply cannot do properly.

Other than that, I'm fine when I'm on the road.

Parking is a bit strange. Some days I put my car in the tiniest available space and other days I need half a street to park my car.
Otherwise my driving is quite consistent.



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04 Oct 2009, 10:48 am

I drive decently, but I do have trouble deciding when it's time to go; too many variables to check.

Also, if the road I'm driving on isn't busy enough to keep my attention, and I'm familiar with the road, I can hyperfocus and drive VERY dangerously (off the road, in the wrong lane, etc.). Fortunately, I've never been in an accident.

I also have a problem with driving being such an unforgiving mode of travel. I have a hard time remembering any kind of directions or recognizing places I've been, I just don't pay attention to that stuff. I'm just annoyed that, sometimes, if I take one wrong turn, it means driving for another hour or two to try to get back on track/not lost. There are two towns that are relatively the same distance from my home in different directions; I once became so lost that I had somehow found my way to the other town before I could find my way home.

Essentially (with the = being my route):

....==============
...//..............................\\
Town A......Home====Town B

my friends still hold that one over me now and then :oops:


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04 Oct 2009, 11:50 am

I'm an okay driver, for someone who's only been driving since March of this year. I don't like backing out of places, I can't paralel park, and can't park between two cars :)

As for long distance driving, though, I space way out. I get really tired, too. I've had to pull over to power-nap.