Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I Pledge to Be a Good Driver

I pledge to be a good driver. I swear to honor the rules of the road and to be respectful of the rights of other motorists. I swear to give way to pedestrians and to refrain from racing with other drivers. So help me God.

It's already been 8 months since I got my license, and I have to admit that I'm starting to be a little cocky when I am on the road. I love speeding and having a red, V6-powered beast isn't helping at all with my affliction. I won't deny the fact that driving gives me a sense of power, a feeling of great freedom, as I am able to go wherever I want, whenever I want.

It just occurred to me that I am starting to go over-board. I love my car, I really do, and I want to keep it for a longer period of time; but with the way I am driving my car, I'll be lucky to still keep it within 5 years. I am easily tempted to race with other cars whenever they try to speed up beside me because I know that my baby can take them on. I just realized that my actions are very immature and it only says that I am compensating for something in some way.

My car is my source of pride and joy but it also is the source of my agony. Paying for my car is expensive enough and I surely don't want to get speeding tickets or have my insurance premium increased. I swear from this day forward I will drive according to the speed limit and I won't even speed up whenever someone is tailgating me. They can drive pass me if they want but I am surely not speeding up.

I must always remember that I share the road with other drivers.


  1. That's so true. If you get in the moment too much you stop thinking for a while.