Today's Thoughts. By Jeff Head 12/21/14 Of Two Videos
I shared two videos today on Facebook. One was the dash cam video of a truck driver minding his business traveling down the road when a vehicle stopped at a stop sign decides to just pull out in front of his truck at the last moment. The second video was also of a vehicle pulling out in front of a truck travel down the highway at the last moment. In both videos, the truck being pulled in front of acted professionally and saved the life of the person that pulled out in front of them. What was the difference between the two videos you might ask, the driver that messed up? In one video, it was the driver of a car while in the second video it was the driver of a truck.
All too often, I will hear stories of how car drivers are doing this in front of me. Then from the other side how truck drivers are doing that. What I have come to understand from all of this is no matter what we drive from tricycle to super hauler, be it a man or a women, we all have one thing in common, we are human. Each and every one of us at some point in our driving life will eventually make a mistake. We will run into the kitchen table and bump our head or we might find ourselves sitting in what used to be our vehicle wondering what in the heck just happened. Not the first one of us will ever be picture perfect their entire driving career.
So where does that leave us, what can we do? Every day we share the highways with thousands of drivers just as imperfect as we ourselves are and understanding that fact is the first step to keeping our highways safe for everybody. You see if we adopt the attitude that I am always going to be prepared for when that driver does pull out in front of me. I am not going to tailgate because that driver in front of me might get pulled out in front of. I am going to slow down here because a child might lose control of their tricycle and come out from those parked cars. In short, drive in such a manner that of all the things I think could simply never happen right now, that I am prepared to handle when they do without warning. Then just as the professional truckers in the videos I shared this morning, I will find that once again I saved the life of another person that simply made a mistake and almost took mine.
It is all about attitude. It is all about our willingness to keep those we share the highways with safe and alive, just doing our number one jobs as truckers. At this time of year with everyone traveling around thinking about having their Merry Christmas, keeping our minds on the road is more important than ever.
Keep it safe folks. Have a Merry Christmas.
God Bless America
Be sure to add me as a friend if you like "Today's Thoughts"
Copy and share as much as you want (-:
Books By Jeff Head
Running Legal Blues