Green lights, stop signs, and speed bumps

Green lights, stop signs, and speed bumps
My son is learning how to drive (yay? yikes? jury's still out but leaning towards yay), and something that we've been commenting on is that he seems to have a green light superpower.There are stoplights on our stretch of road that I never seem to get through without having to stop—that's okay, I think about them as a pause button—but somehow when he's driving, they magically change to green as he approaches.Having a teen driver in the house is a good reminder of how far we've let our own driving standards slip: when's the last time you stopped at the stop line, then creeped forward before turning? Even I, the ultimate rule follower, tend to stop where I know I can actually see both ways past the foliage Michigan has aplenty (i.e., way past the stop sign).And then there are the speed bumps. Or, as we saw in a town on the west side of Michigan, "speed awareness risers," which seemed to be speed bumps on steroids. Take those too fast, and you risk losing your undercarriage.We live in a residential neighborhood where the 25 mph speed limit is regularly ignored—amazingly, not only by the newly-licensed teens testing their wings, but often by their harried moms in minivans, running late—again.Our homeowners' association arranged to have speed bumps installed in phases—the longest stretch of road already has them, and we're preparing for phase two to be put in place.I've observed that drivers have several reactions to speed bumps: some have actually slowed down overall, others speed even more in between them and slow down just to get over them, still others (myself included) tend to avoid that street entirely.The third group makes me realize that a secondary (unintended?) consequence of installing them might just be a lot fewer cars on the streets of the neighborhood as people who live here find the nearest exit and others choose not to cut through here.What does all this have to do with health coaching?Find out on the blog: https://simply-healthcoaching.com/perimenopause-symptoms/Hit reply or leave me a comment on the blog and let me know, how are you "driving" your body?And if you want to check out the Q+A with Heather and the other experts we’ve had in the clubhouse so far, consider joining the (Sorta) Secret Sisterhood—link is in the blog post.