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The Bad Driver's Handbook : Hundreds of Simple Maneuvers to Frustrate, Annoy, and Endanger Those Around You
by Zack Arnstein and Larry Arnstein and Bryan Duddles


Overview - Myths of the "good" and "bad" driver are debunked by describing in detail the liberating truths about driving that have long been suppressed. Comical commentary and tongue-in-cheek observations are provided on such topics as intimidating pedestrians, making one's car louder, the dos and don'ts of sleeping at the wheel, and driving when one can no longer see.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Myths of the "good" and "bad" driver are debunked by describing in detail the liberating truths about driving that have long been suppressed. Comical commentary and tongue-in-cheek observations are provided on such topics as intimidating pedestrians, making one's car louder, the dos and don'ts of sleeping at the wheel, and driving when one can no longer see. There is an exhaustive list of Did You Knows? such as: Did you know if you get boxed in by other, smaller cars in a parking space, you have the legal right to bash your way free? This entertaining guide is also full of safety tips, such as do not drive with your feet until you have mastered driving with your knees, and definitions like Pedestrian: annoying obstacle infringing upon your right to drive at any speed you choose. Hidden meanings behind ordinary traffic signs are revealed, including the coyly worded No U-turn sign, which actually means "look both ways for police officers, and if you don't see any, go ahead and make the U-turn."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781595800046
  • ISBN-10: 1595800042
  • Publisher: Santa Monica Press
  • Publish Date: August 2005
  • Page Count: 192


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Books > Transportation > Automotive - General
Books > Humor > Form - Parodies
Books > Literary Criticism > American - General

 
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One more for the road

Finally, Zack and Larry Arnstein's The Bad Driver's Handbook: Hundreds of Simple Maneuvers to Frustrate, Annoy, and Endanger Those Around You takes a common, everyday bugaboo and turns it on its ear. Their premise: that "good" driving is only a matter of perspective, that in fact there is liberation in intimidating pedestrians, eschewing use of turn signals, and even tailgating ("How Close Is Not Close Enough?"). The authors also take aim at typical entries in the DMV handbook, discuss ways to talk a police officer out of issuing a ticket, suggest dos and don'ts for successfully sleeping at the wheel, describe the many ways one might stop at a STOP sign, and much more. The book's last chapter provides a tongue-in-cheek "final exam." The humor here is in the recognition of our own challenges behind the wheel and the amazing folly we sometimes observe in others.



Martin Brady is a writer in Nashville.

 
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