If you're not used to driving, do you get the urge to be a backseat driver when you're a passenger?
I'm out of the habit, and I guess I've lost touch with my aggression. The last couple of times I've been in a car, I've caught myself commenting that someone else wants to merge, checking blind spots when the driver changes lanes or turns, or just tensing up when the car suddenly swerves into a tight spot in the next lane without warning. I forget that it's normal for drivers to be fully aware of another car, but not twitch an eye to tip off that driver, who might try to block a lane change, or who is being blocked from changing lanes. I'd never realized that my own friends and family, easygoing people, were so aggressive when they drove! It makes me remember that I did exactly the same things when I drove every day, and that's why I'd never noticed this before. I try to refrain from being a backseat driver, but it's impossible to relax in a car anymore. I think I understand the stereotype of elderly people who haven't been able to drive for years doing the same thing.