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View Poll Results: Do YOU drive differently when alone vs when you have a passenger
I drive the same 7 4.93%
I drive differently if I have one or more passenger 36 25.35%
I really drive carefully when I have a child or kid in my car 19 13.38%
I drive like a bat out of hell no matter who's in the car 5 3.52%
I drive like a Grandma when I have my Mom or Dad with me 21 14.79%
I only obey the laws when I see a cop 13 9.15%
I play my music lower with people in my car 34 23.94%
I play my music at the same volume no matter who's in the car 7 4.93%
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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Driving differences when alone or with a passenger

My friend Craig is just plainly said, a very horrible driver.
've known the guy since junior high school. He was a bad driver back then and I think he's still a bad driver. One time, I actually got car sick when we were driving up around some mountains.

On a recent road trip, he confessed that he drives much differently then when he's alone. He hates it when someone cuts him off and will pass the person. if you've seen that very old movie with the Disney character-Goofy, he plays the Dr.Jekyl and Mr Hyde when behind the wheel of a car.
In real life, Craig is very quiet and introverted. But when he's behind the wheel of his car, he can be obnoxious and very aggressive.

When I drive in the city, i try to drive slower and drive defensively.
But when I'm on the freeway, on a long road trip, I do speed very fast.
When we'd do a road trip to Las Vegas, or go skiing to Mammoth Mountin, we'd leave really late at night and haul ass through the desert.

About the only thing I do differently is play my music much louder than when I have one or more passengers, but I think most people do this......

So, do you drive differently when you're alone?


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Re: Driving differences when alone or with a passenger

I mainly release the clutch more carefully when I'm with people, since I want the ride to be as smoooooth as possible for them


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Re: Driving differences when alone or with a passenger

I drive carefully, I actually drive defensively and shielded from other vehicles. I drive like a grandma, but then theres those days you must pass bad drivers or look-a-loo drivers at a scene of an accident. Sometimes out of the blue, I make wannabe rebel drivers in their beefed-up vehicles eat my dust. But I keep in control of my bad habits.

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Re: Driving differences when alone or with a passenger

I play my music lower unless they like it loud. I tend to drive slower as I am probably talking and such. I've been told that my driving is very good and comfortable for someone who hates being the passenger.

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Re: Driving differences when alone or with a passenger

well with friends, i basically drive the same as alone, like a bat out of hell, unless i have low gas in which case i drive normally. The music is usually lowered with people since we are talking. With parents i always drive nice and slow.


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Re: Driving differences when alone or with a passenger

I drive like a retard when im alone....I dont like to put others in a position of possible harm

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Re: Driving differences when alone or with a passenger

I like to drive "spirited" when im by my self, i drive slower than a grandma with my parents, I usually have my music loud with a select group of friends, but usually i put it lower so that we can talk, and I usually drive a little less spirited with friends in the car becuase im paying attention to what their saying and i dont want to make a mistake by driving too fast.

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Re: Driving differences when alone or with a passenger

[quote author=blam link=topic=36690.msg529384#msg529384 date=1136177174]
I drive like a retard when im alone....I dont like to put others in a position of possible harm
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yea, forget about those pedestrians. they're just in the way

my passengers tell me i drive too slow in the freeway, then i tell them to look lean over and look at the speedometer (it almost always reads 80-85mph). ah, my 3's just that smooth. i feel bad for my coworkers who sit in the back seat during a lunch run (with the 2nd gear shifting and the popping/backfiring)-- sometimes.



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Re: Driving differences when alone or with a passenger

My girlfriend is a giant puss, so I have to drive like a great grandma with her in the car. I went 80mph once with her in a 65 zone, oh my god....I thought I'd never hear the end of that one. By myself, I'm pretty agressive but yet safe. I accelerate going into nasty turns, accelerate hard from stop lights, stuff like that. I drive normal with my parents, but if its some of my guy friends, I drive just about the same as I do by myself.

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Re: Driving differences when alone or with a passenger

I cant drive as fast with all that extra weight, but im still just as drunk

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