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Defensive Driving Techniques

Defensive driving techniques are essential to prevent accidents and promote road safety. Defensive driving involves anticipating potential hazards, using safe driving practices, and being prepared to react to unexpected situations on the road. Here are some tips for defensive driving:

  1. Keep a safe following distance: Leave a safe following distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. This will give you enough time to react if the vehicle in front suddenly stops or swerves.
  2. Stay alert and focused: Avoid distractions, such as using your phone or eating while driving. Stay alert and focused on the road ahead and anticipate potential hazards.
  3. Obey traffic laws: Follow traffic laws, including speed limits, traffic signals, and stop signs. Avoid reckless driving, such as speeding or aggressive driving.
  4. Use your mirrors: Check your mirrors frequently to be aware of your surroundings and potential hazards, such as other vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians.
  5. Scan the road ahead: Keep an eye on the road ahead and anticipate potential hazards, such as intersections, curves, or construction zones.
  6. Plan ahead: Plan your route and allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Avoid driving during peak traffic hours, if possible.
  7. Be prepared to react: Always be prepared to react to unexpected situations, such as sudden stops or swerves by other drivers or debris on the road.

By following these defensive driving techniques, you can reduce your risk of accidents and help promote road safety. Remember, defensive driving is a mindset and a commitment to safe driving practices.


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