"Treat others in the manner you would like to be treated"
This thought has been called "The Golden Rule."
It is a good practice for safe driving. Take time to reflect on the presence of others in all aspects of life. Before you drive, it is a good habit to dwell on a few thoughts as you prepare to drive your fellow passengers to their events.
Before you Drive, reflect a moment about the Golden Rule:
- When you drive, you represent the Worcester Community on the road.
- Holy Cross wants to promote safety in the whole Worcester community.
- Safe driving skills should be practiced whether on "College time" or personal.
- Statistically, a fatal vehicle accident occurs about once every 13 minutes.
- For persons from age 1 to 33, vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death.
- The most serious vehicle crashes that can occur with your vehicle could involve: Pedestrians, Intersections, Not wearing a safety belt, Centerline crossing, or Distractions while driving (i.e. Smart phones) BE ATTENTIVE TO THESE RISKS
- A car traveling 55 mph hour can travel the length of football field in 3.7 seconds
ADDITIONAL GOLDEN RULE THOUGHTS
- When you have the right of way, don't assume others would agree with you out there on the road!
- Do not take other driver's actions personally.
- Never use your horn to express anger.
- Don't tailgate.
- Remember, everyone makes mistakes.