I would actually prefer to enroll her in a driving course and improve that
skill set.  May not happen anytime soon, but I'd be more comfortable in the
long run with that solution.  I guess I'm the typical husband / male who
thinks his spouse can't drive, yet I'm the one with the speeding tickets
and the (few) fender-benders.

My wife spent many of her adult driving years in southern Italy, a place
where (it used to be) that stop lights and the lines on the road were
purely for decoration and few wore seat-belts (wearing a seat-belt, I was
told, was a sign of fear in the wearer.  Child safety seat for the little
ones?  What a waste of money!).  Under stress, such a driver may revert to
those habits, passing on left or right, on the shoulder or over the line
into oncoming traffic, whatever it takes to get from A to B in an
emergency.  That works great in Italy or in a war zone, and probably in
many other parts of the world (Panama comes to mind, I've had some very
scary rides in taxicabs in Panama City), but in the U.S. of A., other
drivers just are not prepared for that type of behavior and some tend to
get violently angry when someone else "breaks the rules" and gets ahead of
them or inconveniences them in any way.



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Max
Charleston SC

On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 7:42 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> One word: 4Matic. (Well, I can powerslide my 1999 4Matic wagon, but I have
> to
> try. It takes a lot of wheelspin to annoy the 4Matic system to the point
> that it
> takes the throttle away from me)
>
> Mitch.
> > On November 30, 2016 at 9:38 PM Max Dillon via Mercedes
> > <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Too quick it turns out, put the car into a power slide and activated the
> ASD.
> >  Contacted me later, thought she'd broken the car when the ASD light
> came on
> > for a bit.  Blames the car, not enough power she says.
>
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