"Exaggeration Is The Key To Graduation"

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RealDiehl's Comment
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So I have incidentally come up with a student driver catch phrase of sorts. Not as snazzy as "Watch your wagon", but I think it works.

I keep telling my student to exaggerate things: Turns) make them wide - exaggerate the turn.

Stopping) begin braking before you think it's time to brake - exaggerate the braking distance.

Changing Lanes) Look at all your mirrors - exaggerate the time it takes to make sure you can safely switch lanes.

Pull-ups while backing) If you think you need 10 feet, take 20 (if space is available) - exaggerate the distance you pull up.

And of course when my student is talking to his wife - exaggerate how awesome your instructor is!

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So yes, exaggeration is the key to graduation. Can you think of any other lessons that fit the phrase?

RealDiehl's Comment
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Oh, yeah...following distance of course.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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I like that! It's actually a good helpful reminder.

Amber L.'s Comment
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Love it!

I'm thinking you could even exaggerate your GOALs by doing it more then you think necessary.

Thanks RealDiehl!!

Victor C. II's Comment
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You could exaggerate the amount of distance you look up the road as you drive. DON'T just look a quarter of a mile ahead look three quarters of a mile, that way you can prepare for whatever the action you will need to execute when the appropriate time comes and also on that note, look in your mirrors more than every 8 seconds make it every 6 and always scan in front of your truck between mirrors cause you NEVER know what might or can come in between you and another vehicle while scanning the mirrors. It only takes a millisecond to have something really bad happen. Stay safe for others and for you and your family. Thats why you exaggerate everything safety related.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Excellent suggestions! I will add them to the list. Thank you.

Turtle's Comment
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*Insert funky beat here*

"If you want to drive a truck across the nation,

You must first go through a driving education.

When you go the extra mile,

You'll earn that CDL with style.

Exaggeration is the key to graduation."

Mic drop...

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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Turtle has extra time to pursue his songwriting hobby since joining the WMPF.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Thanks for adding a little something to the mix, Turtle.

*aside* Between you and me PackRat, I think they put a little somethin' in the water over there at Walmart. Just sayin'...

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David Z.'s Comment
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Love it

So I have incidentally come up with a student driver catch phrase of sorts. Not as snazzy as "Watch your wagon", but I think it works.

I keep telling my student to exaggerate things: Turns) make them wide - exaggerate the turn.

Stopping) begin braking before you think it's time to brake - exaggerate the braking distance.

Changing Lanes) Look at all your mirrors - exaggerate the time it takes to make sure you can safely switch lanes.

Pull-ups while backing) If you think you need 10 feet, take 20 (if space is available) - exaggerate the distance you pull up.

And of course when my student is talking to his wife - exaggerate how awesome your instructor is!

rofl-2.gifrofl-3.gif

So yes, exaggeration is the key to graduation. Can you think of any other lessons that fit the phrase?

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