akirk wrote:Perhaps we are coming at this from different angles, but I think we are saying the same thing...
the simple truth is that someone who says:
- I am a new driver and unsure being on my own - is seeing their choice in the context of their comfort / ability - not in the context of how that affects others
Their comfort and ability is part of the decision, the same way as your comfort and ability is part of your decision. You don't know that they are not aware of, and factoring in, how it may affect others.
akirk wrote:- I'm not comfortable driving faster - they are not exploring why that may be, and whether further training could help - they are failing to see how their choice is affecting others...
How do you know? How have you determined that they are failing to see how their choice is affecting others? How do you know that they are not exploring other options?
akirk wrote:- this is fast enough for anyone - is a subjective opinion, failing to understand the views of others
Most things are subjective. But to be frank, your comments above appear to suggest that you are also failing to understand the views of others (these slow drivers we speak of).
akirk wrote:...they are all valid from their perspective, but in not taking into account the context in which they are driving they are not in touch with reality...
You've decided that they are not taking into account the context in which the are driving, I'm just questioning why you think that your interpretation is the correct one, and why you think it applies to everyone that drives this way.
akirk wrote:sorry if this sounds harsh, but driving is not a right, it is a privilege and one receives that within the context of sharing the road with other drivers - to only see issues from ones own perspective is to not be in touch with reality
Can you not see the irony in your last sentence?
I still question your labelling, analysis and understanding of everyone who drives this way. However, I'm only killing time until Question Time so I wish you well.