If Dogs Can Drive a Car, Why Can’t Some People?

One of my pet peeves is people who are driving a car, but obviously shouldn’t be by the way they drive.  I’ve seen people make a left turn from the right lane across traffic without signaling and I’ve seen them make a right turn from the left lane across traffic without signaling. I’ve seen passing cars stop in the middle of the road for no apparent reason, and I’ve seen cars going 15 to 20 mph in a 55 mph zone. I’ve seen cars speed up when you try to pass them and then slow back down to way below the speed limit once you’re past. I’ve seen people drive in the lane of oncoming traffic, and I’ve seen them drive with no rubber on their tires. I’ve seen women putting on their makeup while driving, men shaving, reading, texting, and even changing clothes all while driving down the road.

Obviously none of these people seem to be aware of what they’re doing or how they are endangering others on the road around them. They drive as if they are the only person on the road without a care in the world or a brain.

One has to wonder where these people learn their driving skills. Were they taught by their parents or other family members or did they attend one of the many driving schools around the nation? Some high schools make drivers’ training mandatory but many don’t. But one thing is for sure, there are a lot of people out on the road that need to learn better driving skills and perhaps they need to attend the same training as Monty and his colleagues.

Monty is a giant schnauzer mix rescue dog in New Zealand who was being taught to drive a car. He knows how to shift gears, steer, accelerate and brake. It’s not a trick, watch for yourself:

If dogs can be trained to drive, then why can’t people likewise be trained?  Perhaps police need to be able to issue a citation for stupid driving with the punishment being attending a similar class like that used to trained Monty and his colleagues.