This is a discussion on Has CC'ing made you a safer driver? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I believe a Concealed Carry Permit really hasn't changed my driving habits, I have always been a safe and responsible driver. Carrying the hand gun ...
I believe a Concealed Carry Permit really hasn't changed my driving habits, I have always been a safe and responsible driver. Carrying the hand gun concealed will not make me any safer than when I didn't carry.
I still get a little miffed at the stupidity of those drivers who have no idea their driving habits are dangerous. I try to get over it quickly and move on, armed or not.
Guns and permits won't make a driver any safer, knowing and obeying the driving laws and having the skills to opperate a motor vehicle will.
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Not my driving.
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I'm not an aggressive, 'rager type. Never have been. I'll get there when I get there. To me, that's far more important than showing someone else up prior to getting there, or whatever else it is that 'ragers do.
I tend to be a less aggressive driver don't know about "better"
Over all I would say yes.
I would rather be a little more forgiving and easy going while driving and CC. It's my goal to avoid any hassles that might crop up during any kind of a traffic stop.
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I pretty much drive the same way sorta. I usually go 5 or so miles faster than the posted limit. But I used to hate when bad drivers came to close or nearly ran me off the road. I am not going to lie it felt fantastic to give them the finger. Now, after having my CC license I just shake my head and whisper to myself to the lines of you assjack! Thats as far as it goes and I ususally will let it go at that point. Hard for me to do but I've gotten better at it.....in my head I hope for charma.
It really has. Obviously I do not want to get pulled over and deal with that while CC'ing, especially in must inform state. I also go out of my way to be courteous to other drivers. The last thing any of us needs to do is initiate a crazy road rage incident.
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No, not really. I don't drive aggressively, I do get pissed off at other drivers, but I wouldn't start a confrontation over it.
I also speed a bit here and there. All in all, that hasn't changed with the advent of CC.