Defensive driving is perhaps the foremost crucial, and safest way of driving. It aims to scale back the danger of collision by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistakes of others. Knowing what’s going on around you, predicting what might happen, and knowing how to react quickly in case another driver suddenly changes direction or road conditions catch you off-guard.
Read this chapter to learn about effective defensive driving techniques. Constantly scanning the road is the core idea of defensive driving. Visual Search strategies will help you notice the road hazards and prepare to avoid them. Communicate with other drivers to avoid collisions. You can do so by using your;
- headlights and
- brakes lights.
Another important concept in defensive driving is managing the space around you. Make sure that there’s a secure space cushion around your car and position your car in a lane consistent with the road situation.
Become conversant in recommendations on what you have got to neutralize emergency situations:
- broken brakes,
- tyre blowout,
- engine fire and
- other unexpected things that may happen during your trip.
The following section will also teach you what action you will need to take if you get involved in a collision or hit an unattended vehicle or property.