Big Emotions about Electronic Nannies
I was amazed at the emotional reaction on this OPTION that no-one has to buy on the Ridgeline. [Well, actually not that
surprised, given the reactions that we see on forums, often about petty issues.]
There are some folks who will benefit from these "nannies", and heaven knows, they might prevent somebody from rear ending
me, or pulling out in front of me without looking, or backing
into me. Someone who is distracted, eating, texting or what-not.
Frankly, I'm happy to be the beneficiary of these developments.
I'm happy to have more protection against folks that I have no
I've done my track time, honed my skills, and out-rode and
out-drove my buddies.
BUT - my reactions are not as good as they used to be, and my
control is not as pin point as it used to be. So I drive more cautiously,
though I still enjoy a set of double "S'es", off camber and with elevation changes.
Frankly, it's not worth it to me to argue over these things. i don't
have any more control over the companies and governments
putting them into place than I do over the distracted driver that
could take me out.
I took up motorcycle riding in my 40's, and it taught me to anticipate and and imagine where someone could take me out, and fortunately that has kept me safe, for the past 25 years plus.
I think that we would be much better off with additional car control, road and accident avoidance training.
I remember well my first night working in the ER as an intern and
the carnage that came in the doors on that hot Friday evening in July.
One sailor was deep into multiple surgeries and took over 50 units
of blood before he died.
Too bad he didn't have more training, more sense, and that more
wasn't able to be done to protect him from others.