Women's Health South Africa|August 2020
What this means, I have no idea, but it seems to appease the more-often-than-not male interrogator. There’s a part of me that can sit behind the wheel of a sports car and, in truth, feel like an absolute beast. If the law allows me (if I am on a track or a closed road), I tend to push myself to my limit and the feeling of freedom, power and confidence is exhilarating. I highly recommend it. In a safe environment, of course.
But back to whether or not I can “really drive.” It begs another question: what does it mean to be a good driver? Many men – please forgive the generalisation, but in my experience it’s usually only been men who’ve felt this way – believe that driving fast makes someone a good driver. I don’t think I have to explain how ridiculous this is (I can see you rolling your eyes along with me). I believe a good driver is one who is confident and completely aware of their surroundings. There is no skill required in driving a car fast. All you need to do is put your foot down and hold on to the steering wheel for dear life. The skill comes in when something unexpected happens because an alert driver will more than likely have pre-empted the unexpected.
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