Applying Safe Driving Skills to Everyday Living


Written by Gary Wonning

The fifth and final principle to safe driving is to Make Sure They See You

To make sure they see you; Communicate in traffic with your horn, lights, and signals to establish eye contact with motorists and pedestrians.

By paying attention to your surroundings you can Be reasonably sure of other people’s intentions and act or react accordingly.

 To see and be seen always make eye contact if possible. 

If you don’t believe they see you or realize they are in your traffic path Honk horn (twice), Turn on/off headlights, or if they are following you, Tap brakes several times in succession.

And last but not least, remember that long lost tradition, Use turn signals.

In living life, as well as driving, Make sure everyone around you is aware of your actions and desires, as well as you of theirs. We can’t negotiate the highways of life if we are unsure of what the people in our circle of influence and ourselves in particular want, need or will do.

It certainly will not solve or prevent  all our problems, however , when challenges do arise,applying the five seeing habits of safe driving to our lives can and will enable you to negotiate the highway of life with a lot less stress and disappointment.

Safe Driving is a way of life.

capiture of a ups driver making a delivery

A UPS driver making a delivery to a beautiful blonde

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,


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