7 Defensive Driving Tips
Defensive driving is an important aspect of driving on the road, it keeps you and others safe. By following these 7 defensive driving tips you can be better prepared and avoid motor vehicle wrecks.
- Plan Ahead
If you plan to leave the house whether to run errands, go to work, or leave for a vacation be sure to plan ahead. Always check the weather as well as traffic report so you know what the roads will be like, and you can plan ahead and won’t be in a rush.
- Don’t be Distracted
It is important that you are always paying attention while driving. Eating food, doing your makeup, or texting and driving are never a good idea when behind the wheel. In 2019 there were an estimated 424,000 motor vehicle injuries due to distracted driving.
- Check Surroundings
When driving always be scanning your surroundings. Be sure to look for other drivers on the road people biking or running as well as animals that might be in the road. You never know when someone or something might come into your lane so be prepared.
- Drive at a Safe Distance
Always travel at safe distance from the car in front of you in order to give yourself enough time to brake as well as to avoid any falling debris they might kick up. Also be sure to stay out of other driver’s blind spot to avoid a collision if they cannot see you.
- Avoid Road Rage
Road rage causes accidents everyday turning many of them deadly. It is important to keep your cool when driving and do not go on the offensive if you don’t like the way someone else is driving.
- Expect the Unexpected
When it comes to other drivers on the road you never know what they might do or how good of a driver they are so always plan ahead and pay attention to other drivers on the road. If you see a driver that is all over the road keep your distance and report it.
- Use Signals
It is important to use turn signals when changing lanes or making turns to give other drivers notice as to what you are doing. This helps avoid accidents and further prevents road rage situations.
These 7 defensive driving tips can keep you your loved ones and other drivers on the road safe. By checking your surrounds, not driving distracted, and expecting the unexpected you can avoid being in one of the over 35,000 car accidents there are every year. If you do end up in a car crash call police, seek medical treatment, and contact an experienced car accident attorney.
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