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Welcome to the happy world of safe and healthy driving, where you can learn to laugh more and rage with The Rider Method.

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  • What the heck is salubrious? Good questions! Let's find out...
  • Rider Method

    1. 1. Let’s Get Salubrious How to Laugh More and Rage Less with The Rider Method
    2. 2. What’s Salubrious? <ul><li>Safe and Healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Is it salubrious on the road today? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>112 dead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6,825 injured </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16,500 accidents </li></ul></ul>Welcome to a more salubrious future! Traffic Safety Facts, 2007 Data, NHTSA ( DOT HS 810 993 ) www.nhtsa.gov Project America, 2008 Data, www.project.org /info
    3. 3. We Can Do Better <ul><li>Poor driving behavior? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Left lane hog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tailgater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mario Andretti </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distracto </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And the Big One: </li></ul>Road Rage
    4. 4. We can do better <ul><li>Or not? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Could it be an emergency? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or an oops? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maybe poor training? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>9 out of 10 admit to mistakes </li></ul>
    5. 5. We can do better <ul><li>We have met the enemy </li></ul><ul><li>Opponents? Or Companions? </li></ul><ul><li>We are not helpless </li></ul>
    6. 6. What do experts recommend? Driving Pros <ul><li>Anthony J. Scotti </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t take it personally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No retaliation or revenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be charitable, let it go </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. What do experts recommend? Driving Pros <ul><li>Jim MacPherson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep your cool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give benefit of the doubt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only you can prevent anger </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. What do experts recommend? Psychology of Driving Docs <ul><li>Dr. Leon James & Dr. Diane Nahl: </li></ul><ul><li>3-step driver self-improvement program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Witness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modify </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. What do experts recommend? Psychology of Driving Docs <ul><li>Make Good Time </li></ul><ul><li>Try and Make Me </li></ul><ul><li>Teach a Lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Make Time Good </li></ul><ul><li>Be My Guest </li></ul><ul><li>Live and Let Live </li></ul>Dr. John Larson: Change stressful driving beliefs
    10. 10. What do experts recommend? Revered Teachers <ul><li>Jesus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Judge not, that you be not judged. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let him without sin cast the first stone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How many times shall I forgive my brother? Until seventy times seven. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. What do experts recommend? Revered Teachers <ul><li>Muhammed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allah is with those who restrain themselves. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you show patience, that is the best course. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. What do experts recommend? Revered Teachers <ul><li>The Buddha </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A man should first direct himself in the way he should go before he instructs others. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone; you are the one who gets burned. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Aha! <ul><li>Anger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes me miserable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t improve their driving any </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is optional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How many of us are perfect? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Aha! <ul><li>My job is (not their driving!) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay attention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be safe and courteous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a few laughs </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. What good will that do? <ul><li>Laughter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowers blood pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elevates mood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boosts immune system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves brain functioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protects the heart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes you feel good </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. The Rider Method <ul><li>Life is short; the road is long; lighten up! </li></ul><ul><li>A Cheery Rider Wave </li></ul><ul><li>It’s that simple! </li></ul><ul><li>An 8 Step Program * </li></ul><ul><li>* Listen </li></ul>
    17. 17. Impossible? No! <ul><li>Driving myths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We’re good drivers and you’re not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s our duty to be angry with you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s our duty to punish you </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Impossible? No! <ul><li>Driving truths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most of us are just doing our best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can ditch the anger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will be happier if we do </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Your Mission Should You Choose to Accept It <ul><li>Just give it a try </li></ul><ul><li>Next time, don’t get mad </li></ul><ul><li>Make up a story </li></ul><ul><li>Have a good laugh </li></ul><ul><li>Then try it again, and again </li></ul><ul><li>Remember…you’re in charge! </li></ul>
    20. 20. Now go on out there and be salubrious! And remember, we’re always here for you at: www.ridersontheroad.com

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