How to Live a Long Life | 10/22/2018 | Staff
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I know a number of people whose life's motto is that everyone out there is trying to either rob or kill them. Years ago, I would have laughed it off as paranoia. But nowadays I think it's somewhat justified.

Defensive driving is a wise way to drive a vehicle. By looking for the worst-case scenario every time you drive, you could save a life—maybe even your own. Many drivers who fail to drive defensively and have killed someone end up with a lifetime of regret. If only they had seen it coming, they could have been ready and perhaps avoided a terrible tragedy. Can you imagine the horror of backing your vehicle over your own toddler, who had crawled out the front door onto the driveway? Defensive driving always looks for the child on the driveway, or the one who may run onto the road between parked cars. It is ready for the driver who suddenly crosses lanes in front of you.

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Your knowledge of other drivers can be extremely helpful to you. You will drive defensively if you are aware that some drivers will check their texts while driving, look at their GPS, eat sandwiches, have a drink of soda, brush their hair, check their appearance in the mirror, or drive while drunk or on drugs. And they will do these things right next to you on the freeway.

Your knowledge about your fellow man can also be very helpful, because it will dictate how you live your life. If you think that human beings are good by nature and that those who want to rob and kill are very few in number, you may venture alone down a dark alley at night. Or you may leave your wallet on a restaurant table while you visit a restroom.

But if you believe what...
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