Positives and Negatives of Cars and Driving

There are positives and negatives to just about everything. And it goes as well with topics as broad as cars and driving. No matter if you are a driver yourself, or you simply appreciate cars from a hobbyist perspective, it’s always good to understand the pros and cons of your behaviors and your ideas.

Consider for instance, the concepts of distracted driving, self driving technology, city versus suburban living, safety matters when it comes to vehicles, and costs associated with purchasing cars as well as the tickets that you can get for violating traffic ordinances. All across the spectrum are ways that you can find positive and negative focus points.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a huge problem. And not only do people have to deal with distracted driving in the old ways, for instance when people are putting on their makeup, or listening to music too loud, now that cell phone technology is so ubiquitous, you’re hard-pressed to go on any sort of journey without seeing someone either on the phone or texting while they’re driving, which has been found to be even worse than drunk driving! In terms of negatives, this is a huge matter. To avoid this yourself, be sure that you don’t drive while distracted, and always drive defensively for those on the road to do.

Self-Driving Technology

A positive that is coming up in the world of cars and driving rests solidly in the implementation of self-driving technology. We may be just a few years away from having a lot of options when it comes to self driving cars, and this should eliminate a lot of the issues that bad drivers have. Initially, this technology will be useful for people like truckers or aging drivers that have bad eyesight or reflexes. This will make being on the road way more efficient than it ever has been.

City Vs. Suburban Living

When it comes to cars and driving, there’s going be a huge difference in experience between driving in cities versus suburbs. In cities, costs for parking are way higher, and getting around can take a long time, even to go a short distance. If you drive in the suburbs, traffic is going to be much lighter, it will take less time to get where you’re going, and chances are it will be cheaper to do things like park or otherwise find places to put the car.

Safety Matters

As far as positives and negatives go of cars when it comes to safety, you can look at a few different perspectives. You are safer in cars now than you used to be. However, there is more danger associated with being in a car than there is with things like walking. So, depending on your typical circumstances, you may have to have a bit of a flexible compass when it comes to deciding where you fit on the safety spectrum.

Tickets and Costs

Buying a car is obviously expensive. Getting tickets if you break the law in your car is obviously expensive. However, not being able to drive around may cost you in terms of opportunity, for instance if you need to drive to work. So, it’s important to do a cost-benefit analysis when you’re looking at the positives and negatives of cars and driving as well, depending on your current circumstances in life.

 

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