Sunday, September 29, 2013

Clausewitz on Driving

September 19, 2013

In his book On War Carl von Clausewitz said, “Prepare for whatever your enemy can do, not what he is most likely to do.

It struck me one day how well that works for Driver’s Ed, too. As I tell my teen, don’t expect that people WILL stop at stoplights or WON’T walk in front of you in the parking lot. Prepare for what they will do, not what they should do.

If Clausewitz were around today, he could write a great Defensive Driving manual.

(September 29—

This post would have been more impressive if I’d posted it when I wrote it, before I got clocked by the teen driver last week. If only Clausewitz had been driving…)

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