Driving is risky business. As a defensive driver, you can avoid crashes, the event of meeting Mr. Policeman and help lower your risk behind the wheel.
If you’ve been out on the roads, you will notice that not everyone is a defensive driver. Some people speed aggressively, others wander into another lane because they aren’t paying attention. Drivers may follow too closely, make sudden turns without signalling or weave in and out of traffic. Consequently, this is why you need to be a defensive driver.
Aggressive drivers are known road hazards, causing one third of all traffic crashes. But inattentive driving is becoming more of a problem as people “multitask” by talking on the phone, texting or checking messages, eating, or even watching TV as they drive. These are not defensive drivers.
You can’t control the actions of other drivers. But updating your defensive driving skills can help you avoid the dangers caused by other people’s bad driving.
Becoming a defensive driver is easy. Try these for a start:
- look and plan ahead
- keep a good safety margin between you and other vehicles
- always do shoulder checks before moving off and changing lanes.
We will teach you more about being a defensive driver as we incorporate defensive driving techniques into our lessons.
Give Paul a call to book your lesson to becoming the best defensive driver that you can be.