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driver in Occupations topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdriverdriv‧er /ˈdraɪvə $ -ər/ ●●● S1 W2 noun [countable]  1 BOTTCsomeone who drives a car, bus etcchauffeur a taxi driver Do you think you’re a good driver?2 technical a piece of software that makes a computer work with another piece of equipment such as a printer or a mouse3 DSGa golf club with a wooden head back seat driver at back seat(2), → Sunday driver at Sunday(3)COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + driver a taxi/bus/truck etc driverCar drivers face a new daily charge to enter the capital.a racing driver (=driving racing cars in competitions)world famous racing drivers like Lewis Hamiltona good driverHe thinks he’s a very good driver.a careful/safe driverSince I had the accident, I’m a much more careful driver.a bad driverThere are a lot of bad drivers on the roads.a dangerous driverSome young men tend to be dangerous drivers.a reckless driver (=taking risks and not worrying about the results)Reckless drivers should be given more severe punishments.a drunken/drunk driver (=who has drunk too much alcohol)Her husband was killed by a drunken driver.a hit-and-run driver (=in which a car driver hits someone and does not stop)The boy was in hospital after being knocked down by a hit-and-run driver.a learner driver (=who is learning to drive)Learner drivers spend a lot of money on driving lessons.an experienced driver (=who has a lot of experience of driving)Young drivers are ten times more likely to be killed on the road than experienced drivers.an inexperienced driver (=who does not have much experience of driving)Many accidents are caused by young or inexperienced drivers.a delivery driver (=delivering goods to a place)He’s a delivery driver for a pizza takeaway restaurant.THESAURUSdriver someone who regularly drives, or someone who is driving a car, train, etc at a particular timeCar drivers now pay more than ever for fuel.The coach was badly damaged, but the driver was unhurt.motorist [usually plural] especially written someone who drives a car – used especially when talking about car drivers in generalincreased taxes on the motoristMotorists who are caught speeding have to pay a heavy fine.chauffeur someone whose job is to drive a car for someone elseHe was picked up by a chauffeur in a limousine.trucker American English informal someone who drives a truckMexico has no limit on how many hours truckers can drive daily.road hog informal someone who drives dangerously, without considering the safety of other people on the road, for example by not letting other drivers passSome road hogs drive at well below the speed limit, because they want to use their mobile phones.
Examples from the Corpus
driverFor example it monitors driving times and can tell a driver when he needs to take a break.Two years ago tomorrow a family of four died when a driver fell asleep on the A420 and collided with them.Harry asked the cab driver to stop outside the store for a couple of minutes while he bought a paper.Car drivers now pay more than ever for fuel.Many drivers suffer from backache.The car was unmarked, there were no military or diplomatic plates, no official driver, no bodyguard.The car was almost torn in half in the crash but amazingly the driver was unhurt.The limousine pulled up outside the church and the driver got out.Foreign investors think that Latin America's need for them puts them in the driver's seat.He got into the driver's seat and started the engine.The driver climbed lazily out of the Jeep and walked up holding an army canteen whose yellow surface was peeling.The driver of a third car also lost control and went into a skid.The driver was already pulling away in the Rolls, and Edouard already striding towards the house.A lot of truck drivers stop at this restaurant because it's open all night.Some women drivers are concerned about their personal safety.