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Defensive driving!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014 @ 06:06 PM
posted by ABL

 If while your learning to drive, you learn how to drive defensively at the same time, this skill will serve you well, throughout your long driving life ahead! So, what exactly is this talent or skill known as defensive driving?

In a nutshell driving safely and defensively is about being prepared to respond, anticipating what your fellow motorists around you are about to move to next and thinking ahead. Your instructor will these skills and you must become conscious, all the time, of what’s happening around you, that is particularly important to learn how to become the best driver. You should consistently attempt to predict the other driver’s their next activity, being prepared to respond if it impacts you, even though you do not know what the other motorist is thinking about.

This is just a skill that you may have learnt within the risk awareness portion of your learner driving lessons. You ought to be always anticipating the sudden movement, keeping your eye on any changes in the traffic and looking forward, to your next space of road your driving into.

There are, of course going to be many more dangers to watch out for if you’re on a busy road. People crossing the street, cyclists and joggers to overtake and parked up cars blocking your clear view ahead.

Driving on picturesque country lanes normally present fewer dangers but, you ought to expect the worst thing possible at every corner, because there are normally plenty of twists turns and tractors pulling out of fields. Picture there is a cyclist only around the next bend, for instance, and ensure you’ll have sufficient time to stop or go around them safely.

Drive slowly in arctic, wet or slippery conditions, leave loads of space between your car and the vehicle in front, always prepare yourself for different changes in car speeds or some others car drivers who may become a danger.

Driving in the dark brings up an entire new list of dangers to watch out for, driving safely or defensively is equally as important, especially when there are fewer cars being driven on the street and less pedestrians.

As when you’re driving in full daylight when you’re driving in the dark, you will not not have as good light and therefore able to see as far or as much. Although all these situations are improbable, you must be driving as safely and at a suitable speed in case you do run into a danger.

Many good driving instructors may be in a position to give you a bit of night-time driving to assist you adjust to the changes in conditions.

You cannot control other motorists’ actions, and that’s why being defensive and safely is such a significant component of turning into a good motorist, once you’ve passed the test. You will become better at this ‘safe style of driving’, as you continue driving more and more miles, especially on your own.

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