A week ago was the very first time I drove a car on the highway. I kinda was always making excuses not to do so and had a presumption of high speeds and reckless drivers who might cut me off anytime while I’m on the highway.
This time, I wasn’t going to be the world’s biggest coward and I just did it. The weather couldn’t be worse, it was raining and the strong wind was blowing that shook us a few times up. Good thing and thank God I have a stable car. The moment I got on the highway I realized how slow everything seems. Like, driving a 100km/h is a lot different in feel when driving through town and on a highway. Even though I’ve never driven 100km/h anywhere, let alone though town which I would never do. Ever. But, the town/highway comparison is just me thinking how it would be. Me driving a 70km/h feels really fast when surrounded with houses and urban atmosphere. And 100km/h in that condition is just insane for me. But, on highway, you don’t actually feel it because the road is wide and straight.
Before the drive I was calming myself by thinking I was gonna drive at the slowest speed possible on a motorway (that is regulated by law). Boy, was I wrong. Like I’ve said, the road is wide and you don’t really get to notice how fast you are going but at the same time still being safe and reasonable. I am not saying I was being reckless and broke the speeding limit. I just felt calm and ok.
So, if any of you is scared of driving on highways. Let me tell you, don’t be. Once you get on the road you just find your safe speed and you will be okay. The moment you feel comfortable, that is the speed you should be driving at. Of course, don’t go over limits. It is stupid and you are playing with your and other people lives. My safe zone speed is around 105 km/h and I am okay with that. Actually, I drove in the rain so I was careful. Will tell you about my real safe zone when I hit the highway again. But, I just know it won’t be a lot faster. Just because there are people who drive a lot faster, doesn’t mean I have to. Guys, drive safe because the important thing is to get to where your going, not bragging of how little time it took you. Please share your driving experiences with me. What are/were your difficulties or fears? If you don’t drive, do you plan to? God bless! Kisses and hugs! ^^
Oh, and the photo above was taken while someone else was driving the car on our way back. I am not that reckless. Actually, I am not reckless at all. Safe zone player. Boo-ya-ka-shah!