Driving is a skill-based, socially regulated, expressive activity involving balancing capability and task difficulty to avoid loss of control, along with real time negotiation with co-present transient others with whom the driver is presently sharing the public highway to avoid intersecting trajectories, while maintaining or enhancing the driver’s mood and self-image.
Steve Stradling, Neale Kinnear, Transport Research Institute,Napier University, Edinburgh. LARSOA North East Region 5th Annual North East Road Safety Conference. Young Drivers: A Fatal Attraction Durham, 8 November 2007
Why do I post this?
The seemingly simplest of human activity - (something so trivial we see it as lying outside of the curriculum - or as an end of year when the real stuff is finished optional activity) - is so complex, and so nuanced it seems worthy of our greater attention when designing curricula and doing school.