Don't drive another mile before reading this book!
The suggestions I provide in You’re Driving Me Crazy! have the potential for saving lives and injury.
I’ve always had a love for driving. Over the years, I have been frustrated by other drivers’ lack of focus and respect for driving. Unlike most things we do, driving has the potential to cause injury and death – not only to ourselves, but to others. When we get behind the wheel, we have one job: Get our passengers and vehicle safely to our destination without causing any problems for other drivers. Our passengers (and others on the road) are putting their lives in our hands. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t focus on their driving.
As a result, accidents occur.
My advice comes from years of studying bad driving behaviors. I hope You’re Driving Me Crazy! will help others to be safer drivers and prevent unnecessary accidents.
If this book saves just one life, it’s worth it! Hopefully, it will save thousands!
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This is a fun, quick read. The author gives voice to what many of us are thinking and feeling behind the wheel. He demonstrates writing skills commensurate with his design skills.
-- Donald T.
YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY ! I just finished reading this excellent book written by John Reinhardt and recommend it to everyone! In my opinion, it’s reading should be made mandatory to everyone seeking a driving license !
-- Israel Umpierre Amy
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are my
I'm Canadian so some of the words don't apply, but the basic information does. The dashboard projectiles are my pet peeves. I always picture them embedded in my forehead,
Great book to refresh what drivers ed taught you or forgot to teach you.
-- Lisa Gisele
Author John Reinhardt has done a great job making what could have been a ponderous, complex topic into an easy-to-read and understandable set of insights on good driving skills and bad driving habits to avoid. The more drivers of all ages read, understand and adopt these suggestions the safer our roads and driving experiences will be.
__ Liz Imler
John Reinhardt makes it easy to spend an hour or so brushing up on your driving skills with this concise, up-beat little book. I was reminded of how easy it is to slide into sloppy (and dangerous) driving habits. A little mindfulness can go a long way towards improving your driving skills. Most people will quickly recognize which areas need work or attention - the list makes it easy to do a self-check. Reinhardt takes just the right tone in the book - straight-forward yet with a light, humorous touch. I like the great cover!
Accolades to John Reinhardt for creating a real gem for new drivers as well as those of us who have been hitting the road for years. Subject matter that could have been dry and tedious is anything but. And CRAZY! is also easy on the eyes. John's talents as a book designer shine through from page to page. I'm about to order a bunch to give out to family and friends. Highly recommended for anyone you care about!
-- David Kolatch
John has a way with words that specifically gives you examples of what to do and not to do to be a safe driver for yourself and your family and others on the road. The book is concise and specific with examples that make it very clear to the reader. Nice job John!
Congratulations on your first book!
-- Joyce Marshall
Loved it! Every teen should have a copy.
-- Sam Lorino
I LOVE IT!
It’s straightforward, clear, extremely helpful, and absolutely practical!
Finally, The Book Man, came out with His own book!
I’m recommending it to all my friends!
And, I’m reading it for the second time!!
-- Fishel Jacobs
Great Read!! Fun, Facts, Humor and great advice!
Enjoyed every page..
-- Tricia Selebra
A book about driving? That has about as much appeal to me as a book about watching paint dry. But, I’d thought I’d check it out while I was looking for resources on how to teach my son to drive. He is about to turn 16 and I have a fair amount of apprehension about my easily distracted, video game obsessed kid behind the wheel of a potential killing machine. I’ll take any help I can get to make sure he is safe and knows what to do while in the driver’s seat, or even the passenger seat with his friends. This book was PERFECT! It is a quick read that is beneficial for new and veteran drivers alike. The tips and return to common sense reminders were a huge help when working with my son and a great refresher course for me. Who knew I had taken on so many bad habits?! I am now recommending this book to all of my friends with similarly aged kids and the feedback is unanimous: This is a must read for ALL drivers.
-- Jared A. Doob
Many of us do stupid things behind the wheel so often (and get away with it) that we lose sight of the devastating ramifications that can ensue when we have an actual accident. Thank you for a powerful reminder of the etiquette that will keep us as individuals, our families and our communities safer.
-- Hasanna Benson
This book should be a required reading for all who drive on the roads. Parents with youthful drivers should buy this book!! It in will definitely reduce your insurance rates over time
-- Lea Ward
Reckless driving is one of the leading causes of road accidents worldwide. Making mistakes on the road not only endangers your own life but also everyone around your proximity. You're Driving Me Crazy! is a helpful handbook that lists 101 driving habits people should avoid on the road and the necessary precautions to take in front of the steering wheel. With over 55 years of experience and an estimated one million miles behind his belt, John Reinhardt offers us invaluable insights into the "art of driving." He urges us to develop good driving habits and advises us on the challenges associated with driving. These include keeping proper driving distance and avoiding tailgating, driving in the wrong lane, drunk driving, road rage, speeding over the limit, using phones while driving, merging lanes, and many more.
You're Driving Me Crazy! is a must-read for newbies and experienced drivers alike. John Reinhardt uses all his experience and passion for driving to provide you with the necessary tools to help you become a safe and conscious driver who enjoys the art of driving and on whom others can rely. Within these pages, you will find every bad driving habit you must avoid, covering all aspects of driving in meticulous detail. Reinhardt keeps the content concise and clean, using humor and light-hearted banter to make the reading experience all the more entertaining. All in all, a fantastic coffee table book everyone will enjoy and find educational.
-- Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
In this no-nonsense guide to driving habits to be avoided, longtime book designer and debut author Reinhardt provides a roadmap for being a safe driver. “It has been 55 years and an estimated one million miles of driving since my last ticket, accident, or fender-bender,” he muses, noting that he is not a professional driving instructor. “Over the years, I have studied the art of driving and have kept notes about the bad driving habits I have seen.” And they are legion: cutting other drivers off, the dangers of rude gestures in the age of road rage, going straight in a turn-only lane, following a car through a red light, backing up on exits, and entering an interstate too slowly among them.
The author thoroughly proves that common sense isn’t often common, by using data to back up his points. For instance, tailgating (the author’s chief pet-peeve transgression) is among the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S., and the top offenders live in Idaho, Georgia, Nebraska, Utah, and Virginia. A more sobering statistic notes that 805 children have died in overheated vehicles since 1998, with 88% of them age 3 or younger. Then there’s the mind-boggling: more than “80% of drivers admit to dangerous behavior while driving, such as changing clothes, steering with a foot, painting nails, or even shaving”—and, of course, the ubiquitous issue of texting.
In addition to offering best practices, Reinhardt also provides sage advice on how to deal defensively with those bent on violating the rules of the road—including by dangerous passing and blaring music so loud it causes the cars around it to vibrate and wearing headphones while driving. The result may avert accidents. Veteran and newbie drivers alike can learn (or re-learn) sensible and safe driving rules designed to keep everyone behind the wheel and inside the vehicle safe.
-- BookLife Review
Take control of the road and put an end to reckless driving . . . This is a game-changing book that calls upon drivers to prioritize safety and take responsibility for their actions on the road. Through its insightful and engaging content, this book sheds light on 101 dangerous driving habits, making readers aware of the risks and consequences associated with these behaviors. By offering practical guidance, the author empowers drivers to recognize and avoid these perils, ensuring a safer and more harmonious driving experience. You're Driving Me Crazy! stands out with its interactive challenge, encouraging readers to actively participate in identifying these hazardous acts and making a positive change. This book is an invaluable resource for drivers of all levels of experience, equipping them with the knowledge and tools needed to prevent accidents and promote a culture of responsible driving. Embrace the transformative power of safe driving with this new work.
-- Abigail L.
This is the first time in my life I read a book from cover to cover in one day. One of the 101 I experienced as I was getting on the interstate when Bozo the clown got on behind me and passed me on the ramp and was in the third lane where I was going to be and I almost ran out of road as the as the entrance lane ended.
-- Philip Scheidt
This is the perfect book for anyone who operates a motor vehicle. The inexperienced driver will learn the proper etiquette to safely interact with others on our roadways. For the seasoned driver you will find yourself reflecting on your own driving style. This book contains a ton of information in a fun, concise and easy to read format. Great gift for the driver in your life!
I did not know it is a good idea to have your wheels aimed straight before making a turn while stopping before making that turn because if you are rear ended you could be pushed into another lane.
-- Steve Stanley
Great gift for the newer driver or hint gift for that driver that makes you nervous! This is a fast just-the-facts read. John gets right to the point with each of the 101 ways that we all sometimes do the wrong thing on the road. Kick back and enjoy the reminders about driving too fast or too slowly, not turning right without stopping, spinning your tires and throwing rocks, forgetting to signal turns, driving with burned out headlights, or too bright lights, not merging correctly, failing to remove snow from your hood or roof, following too closely or entering an interstate too slowly, backing up without looking, or not watching for motorcycle or bikes. Read for new info, read for a refresher, or read for the fun of identifying how the other guy messes up. John covers it all. When you’re done, share this book with someone else. The tips are too important to keep to yourself.
"You're Driving Me Crazy!" goes beyond mere education; it invites readers to partake in an interactive challenge to identify these hazardous acts on the road. Join the author's mission to put an end to driving madness and reclaim road safety. Get your copy today and gain the author's insights into safe driving while receiving 101 actionable suggestions on how to prevent accidents by being mindful of your surroundings both inside and outside your vehicle.
-- Sue E.
I am a primary school teacher and cannot recommend the book to my young students, but I have shared information about your book with several colleagues and friends.
-- Tonya Brower
This would be a great book for Driver's Ed class.
-- Blues Fan
I am at the age where I get to say things like get off my lawn! This book has given me more to complain about :) There are many fascinating facts and statistics behind each of the 101 bad driving habits that support the author's claims about bad drivers. I mean, we all see it every day. No one is as good a driver as me unless you are in the other car. Please read it, learn it, and pass it on to others!
-- Sean Jones
Driving is a dangerous act by its nature. Many people underestimate that. Many people also add to the dangers of this act through their reckless and irresponsible behaviors. The problem is, when you make a mistake or an irresponsible act while driving, you not only affect yourself, you put the lives of people around you in danger. So, though driving is an individual act, its impacts affect everyone. Therefore, we should all be careful and follow the rules to make sure we are all safe in the end. In You're Driving Me Crazy!, John Reinhardt explains what kinds of mistakes people can fall into while driving, how to avoid making them yourself, and how to avoid them when other people make them.
First, I like the choice of the title of the book. It reflects the natural sense of humor the author has throughout the book. The book's nature can get boring sometimes, but he manages to make it lighter. Also, I appreciate the writer's high level of observation and that the book covers all these mistakes. I like that the book isn't too long. I also like that the advice is clear and applicable.
I didn't find anything to hate about the book. It was easy to read and understand. I liked that the pages weren't jammed with words. I also liked that I could see the words clearly. In addition, the book received professional editing. I could only notice one minor mistake that didn't affect my experience.
As a person who is still learning to drive, I found some good tips in the book. Some of them may sound like common sense to some people, but we still see these things on the road. Therefore, I rate this book five out of five stars.
I recommend the book to people who are learning how to drive, especially young adults. I also recommend it to people who are having difficulty with their driving or don't know how to avoid other people's mistakes.
-- Hager Salem
Very relatable. The descriptions and events listed in this book happen everyday. It's so important to get this into all driver's hands, new and seasoned! Well done!
I think this book should be made compulsory at schools or all those who wish to obtain a driver's license must read and understand this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are my I'm Canadian so some of the words don't apply, but the basic information does. The dashboard projectiles are my pet peeves. I always picture them embedded in my forehead, Great book to refresh what drivers ed taught you or forgot to teach you.
-- Lisa B.
I understood that the book is useful for someone who is still learning and also for a person who has difficulty driving. It discusses the dangers of driving and how important it is to be careful when driving and follow the rules to ensure safety for all. The review mentions that the book was praised for its humor, clear advice and applicability, which makes it interesting, thank you.
-- Youssef Joul
"The need for this book is huge! John’s writing style is concise, colloquial, and straightforward. He doesn’t belittle the bad driver. He simply encourages and exhorts us to do better, starting now."
Let’s face it, driving is one of the most important and essential skills we learn over the course of our lifetime. For most, it’s the pathway to great adventures and basic access to the necessities of our society. Crafted with a recipe of humor and key insight to critical skills that not only will help a new or seasoned driver, but offers solid advice on developing or even breaking old habits to make our roads (and even parking lots) a better place (both in safety and civility). Whether for yourself or a gift for a new driver, John’s book is essential reading and a book you’ll will want to share with friends.
This was a humorous driving guidebook. It presents many situations that are helpful for people to understand and review. Many people can benefit from this review (or learn for the first time)
Your driving book was the best of books to read multiple times during the time immersed in working with you on it--it needs to be read multiple times! Everyone who reads it in good faith will likely come away with a better approach to driving and some new good habits learned. For my part, I've sharpened up my driving habits, things that had become so rote I didn't even think of them anymore (but should be thinking of them), as well as learning new things I'd never thought of. --P.S. And enjoyed your humor.
-- Kathleen Strattan
John Reinhardt has been designing books for 48 years with nearly 3,000 books to his credit. This is his first book as an author.
John lives in a golf community in central Florida with his wife, Lynn. When he is not designing books or writing, he spends his time playing golf, gardening, brewing, target shooting, creating things, playing gui
John Reinhardt has been designing books for 48 years with nearly 3,000 books to his credit. This is his first book as an author.
John lives in a golf community in central Florida with his wife, Lynn. When he is not designing books or writing, he spends his time playing golf, gardening, brewing, target shooting, creating things, playing guitar, shooting pool, and just about anything else there is to do.
John is a US Army veteran.
Most of all, John enjoys driving. He is a Formula 1 and IndyCar fan. Four of his favorite cars were two
Porsche 911s (’72 and ’76),
’73 BMW Bavaria,
and a 2009 Mini Cooper S. Occasionally, John will race go-karts at nearby tracks. He has yet to beat his daughter in a race.
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