Bring back respect and courtesy to the roads!

by Klaus on September 3, 2010

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Respect on the road is important and in more and more places respect and courtesy on the roads are becoming lesser by the day. We keep hearing about “road rage” and for some reason, too many drivers becomes animals behind the steering wheel.

What’s to do about it? Well, for starters, AXA Car Insurance is pulling out the big guns by launching a campaign called AXA Respect On The Road which involves a Facebook page and YouTube.

On YouTube, AXA has posted this awesome video of 5-year olds acting like adults in the traffic. I love it, especially the British accent and how the kids act out:

They’re also publishing a series of videos called Cab Cam in which they’ve taken a black taxi through the streets of London to get the public’s opinion on this whole road issue:

You can get involved too. Simply tune in to their Facebook page and see what it’s all about and take part in the discussion. I sincerely hope that you are not one of those people who get’s easily angry in traffic, right?

When I was younger, I was all about fast cars (what young bloke isn’t?) but in recent years I’ve come to care less about speed and more about comfort and unique driving experiences. I also do not give a rat’s buttocks if somebody makes a mistake, I really can’t be bothered getting my temper all worked up about it. There’s more important things in life than to be affected by the mistakes of others – as long as it’s not something that might have resulted in serious injuries or maybe even death – then obviously it’s a good idea to try and relay a message to the other driver to be more careful in the future.

Guys, and girls, we gotta take care of each other out there on the roads. We drive around in heavy vehicles that can kill in an instant. I respect the road, do you?

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Sire September 3, 2010 at 15:35

Let’s face it everyone makes mistakes and it’s only natural that they also make it while driving. Shit, even I make mistakes but when I do I acknowledge that mistake with a wave of apology or something and so far most drivers have graciously accepted it. Treat others the way you wish to be treated and normally things work out OK.

In the case when you get some moron who yells and screams at you, best to ignore them rather than yell back which would only infuriate them further.
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James M. September 4, 2010 at 05:21

A few years ago, the least I’d do is give them a hard stare colder than Udo Kier’s. Now, I knew the strongest rebuttal is to ignore them like they weren’t even there.
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Nicos S. September 7, 2010 at 22:49

The video with the kids is awsome! It really lets all the right messages get through and it’s clever that it targets young kids. These are the ones we should educate, if we want to look long term the way that our society is evolving.
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