It might seem a little patronising naming someone the world’s worst driver, especially when I’m not even capable of driving a car myself, but some people’s driving styles make my stomach do somersaults and unfortunately not with joy or excitement.
My ex sister-in-law was one of them. When Amy’s dad wasn’t driving yet, she would often come and give us lifts and I’ll be forever grateful for that as it saved us not only money, but also lots of time and hassle. The only problem was that our little trips always left me feeling everything from queasy to violently ill.
I particularly remember our trip to the passport office to Newport. We left Bristol early in the morning and got there without any problems. While Ben popped in to get his passport, his sister and niece as well as Amy and I had a late breakfast. We gossiped and laughed, enjoyed a hot chocolate and some cake and had a generally good time. Our journey back home was a different story.
We had just about left Newport when I started feeling queasy. Once we crossed the Severn Bridge, I felt terribly sick and when we hit Bristol, I had to hang my head out of the window in case I’d start eating backwards – it really was that bad. Ben’s niece couldn’t stop laughing at my sight, but Ben’s sister felt incredibly guilty.
It’s not that she’s not a safe driver, she really is, but the way she drives around corners just doesn’t agree with my intestines. Paired with the constant heat in her car, we really don’t make the perfect road trip buddies, but maybe More Than’s Smart Wheels insurance would make her work on those corners and traffic lights. It comes a clever little contraption that is built into your car (think a mini black box) and records how safe you drive before calculating your More Than telematics Driving Style score, which allows you to save your hard-earned cash. The rules are simple: The safer you drive, the more you save.
Are you a good or a bad driver? Do you think you’d pay less, if you had a black box fitted? Do you think black boxes are a great idea?
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