You’re the best driver. So are you, you, you, you, you and just about everyone else.
Because surprise, surprise, most drivers think they’re the best on the road. When it comes to our peers, though, we’re quick to judge.
A survey by Allstate Insurance finds about 64 percent of the 1,000 drivers survey think they’re “excellent” or “very good.” And you’re one of them, aren’t you?
The survey, as profiled by the Daily Local News, also finds we don’t think too highly of the others on the road. It breaks down by region how drivers see themselves and others. The Northeast comes off as one of the cockiest.
So how do we see others?
Teenagers, the elderly and parents with young kids get no love from the rest of us drivers, who wonder why you can’t get out of the way, use a turn signal and stay in your lane. Of course, since we’re just excellent drivers ourselves, we think our own offenses don’t present a danger to others.
An Allstate spokesperson from Malvern suggests the best approach to the road is something a bit like the golen rule: remember the person driving behind you thinks as little of you as you do of the person you’re driving behind.