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Merry Christmas – Be Nice To Each Another


There are a lot of pressure groups around these days in all walks of life usually voicing a loud, if minority, opinion. Cars and motoring in general have more than their fair share. Sometimes they make sense and sometimes they are the ravings of some blinkered single minded individuals who will accept no opinion but their own.

The trouble is that in this country governments are frightened by people who shout very loudly about this or that issue and get bulldozed into taking action that affects the majority, usually adversely. Thankfully, on this occasion we can report that someone is spreading some peace and love.

Just in time for Christmas, a new courtesy campaign has been launched to get us to be nice to one another on the roads of Britain – and why not indeed? With the stress of winter and the festive period we could all do with calming down and chilling out behind the wheel so it won’t hurt if Motor Blogger passes on some of these helpful hints to put you in a happier place.

Obviously, we more saintly souls can do little to prevent others from becoming steamed up behind the wheel but we can certainly protect ourselves from becoming the victims of road rage. Stay calm and bite your tongue – don‘t rise to it, dude. Before you get all medieval on your nemesis count to ten and take some deep breaths. Try it now – there, that’s better isn’t it?

We all have to share the world. Share the road as well; you don’t own it. Remember – others are not deliberately put on this earth to annoy you, it just feels like that. Try not to compete and certainly do not retaliate. If some lunatic cuts you up at a junction just lean back, smile and think happy thoughts. Revenge is a dish that is not worth eating. You know it makes sense.

Be patient in traffic jams, at junctions and when someone who has clearly got all the driving skills of an arthritic amoeba is manoeuvring in front of you. Put yourself in their position and try to see the world from their perspective. They can’t help being brainless dolts.

Please and thank you go a long way in these mean times. Be nice to people and they will be nice to you. Bring a little love to the roads. Turn on some charm, tune into some relaxing sounds and drop out of the rat race. Peace and love, brothers and sisters.

Merry Christmas to all our readers.

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SPONSORED VIDEO – Driven To Think


Happiness is an abstract concept. Curiously, you can feel it but you can’t touch it. Our cars make us happy but this euphoria evaporates almost from the minute you pull out and enter traffic. This is when even the most benign suburban streets can turn into a war zone.
As if life wasn’t tough enough, the average motorist has a lot to additionally deal with. Poor road surfaces, rotten weather and the rules of the road all seem to conspire against drivers; and yet these inconveniences pale into insignificance when compared with the bane of our lives – other drivers. The French philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre, once said that “Hell is other people”. Clearly, at some point, he has driven in the UK.
People: stop and think for a minute. What sort of driving personality are you? Some of you will be careful, others volatile. Perhaps there are some who should be locked up for their own good. Is that a devil or an angel on your shoulder? Watch the video and seek your inner self. Maybe it’s time to be a little more charitable to each other and just maybe that might help to reduce the dings and scrapes of modern motoring. Feel the love on the streets and be happy.

This post has been sponsored by Quotemehappy.com but the thoughts are our own.

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