Episode 346 – Survival Driving (Pt. 3 of 3): Escape & Evasion Driving Tactics
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THIS WEEK'S TRANSCRIPT
now, you don't have to test your car with this but you should know your clearance and
what you think it can do and what you what you understand that it can't do just by
looking at the vehicle. So don't try anything fancy to see if you can do it.
It all right.
All right, I'll tip number two is to be aware of your surroundings. This might seem a little
bit common or you think that you're always aware of your surroundings, but when it
comes to driving it's a different level of awareness. You don't have to be paranoid, but
you should always be scanning the area anyway, so use the mirrors to see how
vehicles are acting behind you look for suspicious signs of aggressiveness. I've just
moved to, Florida.
I can understand now why 93% of all the Billboards that I see on the highway are all
accident attorneys because people drive like freaking idiots out here and I'm not talking
about the old people driving 30 miles an hour on the highway. I mean people just drive
super aggressively out here and there's some real idiots out there. They'll cut you off
their high-speed. It just it's insane. So you need to look for those suspicious signs of
aggressiveness behind you now, if you do see somebody
I see people coming up behind me all the time weaving in and out of traffic super high
speed and it's don't try to teach them a lesson.
Don't try and make sure that they know that you disapprove of their driving don't slam
on the brakes to make them because all you're going to do is create an incident there
and you never know how an incident is going to turn out let them pass now if they pull
up alongside, you don't ignore them, but don't give them a nasty. Look either you want
to know what's going on in the vehicle as best. You can so look over see who they are.
If somebody was speeding up behind you now, they pull up alongside of you look in
And realize that body language matters. You know, what I've found. Is that a quick like
a quick head nod up is kind of like, you know that says what's up now that could be
taken either way. Like, you know, what's up? What's up with you? Why you being an
asshole? But what I find is that like a knowing head nod down is a recognition kind of
that. We share something in common now, they might not even know what that is, but
you may be able to tell by their vehicle. For example, like I'm driving my Mini Cooper
and they're driving a big old F-150.
With you know, a trump flag flying out the back there if I give him like a little nod down
like kind of like the old cowboy hat grabbed that's out of respect to ladies outside the