Practicing Defensive Driving

Rash and negligent driving is a devastating way to destroy one’s future. However, sometimes even while driving within the rules and speed limits, one can still get caught in an accident caused by the negligence or fault of another driver.

What is Defensive Driving?

Defensive driving utilizes safe strategies so that motorists can predictably identify road hazards. In layman’s language, defensive driving is a particular style of driving your vehicle. It is driving by using various techniques and tactics that help you stay safe and away from possible threats brought by other road users.

Here Are A Few Tips on Being a Defensive Driver

Distance Control

Maintaining distance is the best way to avoid collisions with other road users. By mastering the art of distance control, you can create a safe driving bubble around your vehicle. This mitigates the probability of any sudden collision with the car ahead of you. This rule is even more effective when the road is wet or damaged. By maintaining distance, one can allow a sudden break to give enough time to slow their vehicle down and avoid any possible collision.

Expect Danger & Be Prepared

This tip involves not being complacent. As a road user, never expect other drivers to be alert and skilled at driving. You must always stay alert, precautious, and anticipate the behavior of others. This approach to driving mentally and physically keeps you prepared and ready against unwarranted danger. Even split-second vigilance can decide the outcome of an accident or accident avoidance. The secret is to not be in a state of panic but a state of carefulness.

Speed Control

Learning speed control is important. Being well versed with the speed limit and road variations helps a defensive driver stay within the regulations. By mastering road speed control, drivers can subconsciously program an understanding of speed limits.

Speed control is also about understanding road conditions that appropriate that particular speed. One cannot drive at the prescribed speed limit on a road when the weather conditions are not favorable. Snow, rain, wind, and other weather conditions affect the road, and without speed control, it becomes difficult to see the important road and exit signs.

Equip Your Ride with Safety Gear

Defensive driving is also about using safety devices to reduce damage if an accident were to occur. Some important safety equipment that all cars should have are:

• Seat Belts
• Airbags
• Child Safety Belts
• Head Rests
• & More!