Driving for Midwives is the one class I wish my school offered but doesn’t. I consider myself to be a normally cautious driver, but I wonder what will happen to me as I keep driving to births! I have heard incredible stories from some of my teachers about being pulled over for driving too fast to a birth they thought they might miss. More often than not, the cops are understanding and allow the midwife to continue or even give them an escort to the house. I have yet to meet a midwife who drives slowly and sanely to births (or anytime between!) and following a midwife in your car can be nigh impossible.
I feel like I’m missing out on some very important information here! I’ve heard a few stories, but what really are the tricks I need to know? I recently learned that Maine doesn’t collect tolls at 2 am, so that’s helpful. But I’m sure there must be a plethora of advice about how to avoid tickets, how to travel quickly but safely, and how to stay awake driving home at 5 am from a long birth the night before. Anyone have knowledge or tips they care to share?