5 Simple Defensive Driving Techniques

Driving can be a fun and enjoyable experience, but it can also be dangerous if you’re not careful. It’s important to practice defensive driving techniques to keep yourself and others safe on the road.

 

  1. Expect the unexpected always be alert stay focused on the road to be aware of all your surroundings. Watch out for other drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. Anticipate potential hazards.
  2. Maintain a safe distance: Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you in the event of sudden stops or emergency braking. In general, you should maintain at least a two-car lengths gap or use the 2 Second Rule.
  3. Avoid distractions: Don’t use your phone, eat, or drink while driving. If you need to do any of the mentioned pull over to a safe place first.
  4. Obey traffic signals: Follow traffic signals, signs, lights, and road markings. Pay attention to changes in traffic flow, and be prepared to adjust your speed in good time.
  5. Plan ahead: Plan your route ahead of time and avoid making decisions last minute. Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination, so you don’t feel rushed or stressed while driving.

These simple defensive driving techniques will save lives. You can stay safe on the roads and reduce the risk of accidents. Defensive driving is all about being prepared, focused, and aware of your surroundings.

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