A large part of defensive driving is being prepared for the unexpected. Defensive driving has been shown to reduce the number of traffic incidents.
The road can be a dangerous place. You cannot control the actions of other drivers. You need to depend on your own actions while driving.
One of the best defensive driving tips is to just pay attention. People who drive while distracted don’t see important things happening in front of them. And, then it’s too late.
You could ram into the vehicle in front of you if you look away from the road and don’t notice traffic slowing down.
To avoid dangerous accidents while driving:
• Put your smartphone up while you are driving.
• If you are feeling tired, pull over and take a nap.
• Don’t daydream or apply makeup while driving.
People often get into accidents without realizing that danger was there until after the crash has happened. This is especially common when the other car pulls out in front of you. You’ll need to respond quickly or you’ll get hit.
You’ve not been paying enough attention to the road if you feel like a car appeared out of nowhere!
One way to prevent this from happening is to scan intersections and your mirrors. If you constantly scan the around you, you might be able to avoid accidents.
Too many fender benders happen simply because someone is driving too close to the car in front of them. Don’t tailgate!
If you need to stop suddenly, you could end up rear-ending them if they have to stop suddenly. Try to keep at least two car lengths between your car and the car in front of you. If you’re driving in bad weather, leave even more space because it takes longer to stop in slippery conditions. Brake early and often. Don’t wait until the last second to stop.
If you see a car swerving on the road – what might happen next?
Whether you see a drunk driver or loose materials in an open truck, do your best to get out of their way and avoid that dangerous situation.
You could turn leave the freeway or move into a lane that gives you enough room to pass safely. You might want to report the situation to the highway patrol – after you turn onto a different road.
Your goal as a defensive driver, is to spot traffic risks and hazards and predict what could happen if you don’t take immediate action.
Make the streets safer, by being a Defensive Driver. Not everyone will follow the rules. If you have a traffic accident – call the Law Office of Gerald Fugit to get you out of a jam.
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Call the Law Office of Gerald Fugit at 432-301-9252.