Common sense, on 09 September 2012 - 11:07 PM, said:
A good driver understands the rules of the road, beyond what is written in the book. For example, cutting to the left lane when there are cars merging as to let them gain speed. Another example is to not hog up the left lane when going 80kph road on an 80kph road.
None of those rules are written in the book, but a good driver understands them through driving experience.
No, as much as you would like it (because it fits yourself), a good driver goes beyond the written rules and into the conventional, everyday. All you've done is stand on your soapbox parading around how "good" you are at following some arbitrary rules.
Its the same arbitrary rules as tax evasion and importing drugs. I guess its okay by your book to do all those other stuff too. But hey, am not running your life, do whatever you want. If you want to speed, deal drugs or evade taxes, who am I to tell you its wrong or right. Don't listen to me, just do what you want.
Also, FYI, I do follow the rules and those so called "unwritten" rules. In fact I drive defensively in Vancouver to prevent bad drivers hitting me. That is why I've never had a driving accident.