I have been driving for over 50 years. Never had a collision. Not even a near miss. Why? I believe first I was taught by some great drivers starting at 10 on an old Jeep at my uncle’s farm and my parents who were both excellent drivers. I then had over 400 hours of driver training while on the Toronto Police force. In fact, was deployed as a driver trainer for a while.
But a couple of weeks ago I was rear-ended. Stopped at an intersection and pushed into the intersection by a huge truck. Guy wasn’t paying attention. The vehicle was written off. This incident started me thinking.
Canada is neither the most dangerous country to drive in nor the safest.
In 2017 there were 1,858 fatalities with approximately 160,000 injuries.
And I would bet most if not all were preventable.
I am motivated to try and do something about this. Just today there were four news items that crossed my desk about fatalities. Impaired driving, distracted driving or excessive speed. All preventable.
I am starting to consider what I could do to try and stop these from happening. It may sound quite Don Quixote-esque but that is not going to stop me.
I am reasonably proficient at creating corporate strategies and developing rollout plans. I will touch base here from time to time as an update. I have no idea what to do, but I want to try. This pandemic has me worried.
If you have any ideas please let me know.