Dear Fellow New Driver

Here’s an open letter to my fellow new drivers. I know that there’s nothing cooler than to be able to drive a car. The feeling of the engine revving to life with your hands is almost incomparable. That coupled with the thrill of rolling on a sprawling highway and going head to head with the road. But no matter how cool driving is we have to be responsible for the pollution our car causes. Here are simple misconceptions partnered with little tips to help make our world a little bit cooler.

Cool-conception:
Driving alone in a car makes you more attractive to girls.

Reality:
It’s way cheaper and more environment-friendly to car pool. The more cars are out there in the streets the heavier traffic is. And heavy traffic relates to more pollution to vehicles idling. Car pool is the way to go just invite the girls you like to impress them.

Cool-conception:
Driving spontaneously is liberating and fun.

Reality:
You’re wasting gas when you do this. Plan your destinations so you use the right amount of fuel.

Cool-conception:
Flooring it kicks ass.

Reality:
Well it does kicks nature’s ass when you burn rubber and excessive gas by pushing the pedal too much. Take it easy and drive with less aggression.

Cool-conception:
Changing stock tires to sports tires make your car look better and perform best.

Reality:
Your car will look better with sporty tires but you don’t need them for optimized city driving. Just make sure you tires have the right amount of air. Running on soft wheels make the care move slower because it doesn’t rotate well. Soft wheels-driving uses more energy as well.

Cool-conception:
It’s cool to be spotted driving along streets with lots of people.

Reality:
Streets with lots of people usually mean high traffic areas. Don’t showboat. Avoid heavy traffic areas to lessen pollution. Also avoid inclined plains like high bridges and ramps. It takes more energy than the usual to get up that inclined places.

It’s cool to drive but it’s cooler to keep our world healthy. Keep that in mind the next time you get behind the wheel. Drive safe and be responsible.

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DAKILA (nobility) - Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism is a group of artists, students and individuals committed to advocating social consciousness formation through the arts.

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