Defensive Driving

What is hazard identification? A form of protection for you and your car. I you’ll be able to identify hazards you’ll be prepared for any situation might appear on the road. Actully this is what defensive driving is all about: be aware and alert.

Defensive passing might be one of the most dangerous things you will have to do as a driver, and gets more terrifying for the new drivers. The most important to know is to make sure you’re in the passing zone.

This might sound a litle extreme, but in fact is not: a proper distance between you and the other vehicles on the road is a matter of live or die. So, why take the chance? Do never allow your self to get "boxed in." A proper space creates time and helps you avoid collisions. Maintain at least two seconds of following distance, more if posible. Adjust your position in traffic as necessary to avoid driving in others’ blind areas. Don’t allow yourself to be tailgated-change lanes or adjust your speed to encourage tailgaters to pass you.

Driving means paing attention, keeping your eyes oppen. But how many times do you really see the things you ae watching? Scanning means to be extra alert. Scan the front and rear using your mirrors.

Defensive cornering is a technique which combines speed control, lateral weight transfers and longitudinal weight transfers. This is a way to control your vehicle throughout the entire movement.

Advanced driving or defensive driving is a form of training for motor vehicle drivers that goes beyond mastery of the rules of the road and the basic mechanics of driving. Its aim is to reduce the risk of driving by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistakes of others. This can be achieved through adherence to a variety of general rules, as well as the practice of specific driving techniques.

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