One of many smartest and simplest defensive driving concepts a driver can know is “The Bubble.” It describes the space throughout your car or truck where you’ve room to maneuver. It’s so simple and yet many drivers are unaware of the energy of the Bubble. In the event that you or someone you realize is searching for a driving school due to their teen, a good question to ask before signing up is, “Does this driving school teach the Bubble? “.
A person in a prestigious social club once arrived late for a meeting, distraught because someone had rear-ended her car yet again and she couldn’t understand why this kept happening to her. Conversation with her sympathetic friends soon revealed to everyone but her that she have been tailgating. When the vehicle ahead of her stopped abruptly she slammed on her behalf brakes and stopped too.
She said that the truth that she did not hit the vehicle she was following was proof that she had not been following too closely. However, what the woman did not realize was that after she applied her brakes and stopped quickly she did not allow the vehicle behind her the full time in order to avoid hitting her. She did not know that the space in front of her may have saved her rear.
The best place you may be on a freeway is where you will find no cars immediately ahead of you and no cars to either side and no the one that you will see in your correctly-adjusted rear and side view mirrors.
Unfortunately your efforts to keep up open space on all sides of yourself is going to be foiled as cars behind you catch up and pass you, desperate to get as close as they are able to to the blaze of brake lights up ahead before they stop or are stopped.
However, knowing about the Bubble involves more than just keeping open space around you whenever it’s convenient. It also means being conscious of whatever space there is what is a course in miracles. This means checking behind and to the sides frequently and being conscious of what other drivers are doing.
Each time a car approaches rapidly from behind, what do you consider the driver’s intentions are? Does he have room to bypass you? If a car in the lane to your right is hurtling forward at a speed faster compared to truck ahead of it’s moving, what will happen next? If you will see that the driver of the vehicle will hit the truck unless he changes lanes and the sole place for him to go is in front of you, what do you do? As is so often the answer, the best thing for you to do is slow down and ensure the reckless driver has a space big enough to go into.
Of course that you don’t want to. You’d much rather begin to see the jerk get what’s coming to him. But, since that will necessarily involve your safety and that of others you demonstrate what an alert, well-trained driver you are and prevent a collision. Afterward you have the satisfaction of thinking how fortunate the other driver was that he pulled that stunt in front of you and not someone with a death wish. And then you silently ask that other driver, “Why didn’t your driving school teach the Bubble? “.