Thats what Larry Arnstein and his son, Zach are driving at. Theyre the authors of The Bad Drivers Handbook (Santa Monica Press) and believe that being a bad driver is the only way to meet the expectations of the other drivers on the road.
As Larry a former cab driver puts it, Good drivers make the road unsafe because, unlike the rest of us, they come to full stops; slow down at yellow lights; and, of course, drive the posted speed limit.
Even worse: Larry says driver education programs and the Department of Motor Vehicles continue to promote this imaginary ideal of safe driving without teaching the most important rule of the road: The person who doesnt stop always has the right of way.
It may sound counter-intuitive but the Arnsteins insist that so-called good drivers cause traffic jams by letting other cars cut into their lane whereas bad drivers help speed things up because, as Larry points out, they create extra lanes that otherwise wouldnt exist.
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