What is defensive driving?
Defensive driving is any action or set of actions one takes to avoid getting involved in accidents and helps them get to their destination with maximal safety and minimal danger incurred. We all know there is danger in driving, however, defensive driving tactics help mitigate this risk and make it manageable for drivers everywhere.
How can defensive driving help me?
If you drive defensively, you’ll be less likely to get into an accident. If you don’t get into accidents, your personal safety increases as well as the safety of those around you, like your family and your community. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about repair costs for your car because it won’t incur damage.
How do I drive defensively?
You can drive defensively by doing a number of things, there are several pneumonics to remember in order to drive safely. One of the most popular ones is SEE.
- Search – search around you and look for potential dangers that are in the road.
- Evaluate – by evaluating possible dangers, you can determine the best course of action to avoid getting involved with them.
- Execute – properly executing actions that help you avoid accidents is the best way to avoid accidents while driving.
Additionally, you can increase your safety by driving according to the local traffic laws in your area – they’re there to protect you, not to inconvenience you.