With many dangerous drivers on the roads nowadays, it is good practise to know how to drive defensively. Learning to drive in this way will help you to feel safer in your car (not to mention your passengers) and also help to avoid a collision, thereby eliminating any risk of an accident and the ensuing insurance claims, leading to increased premiums – So defensive driving really can save you money!
– Always check your mirrors. You need to know exactly what is behind you, to the sides of you and in front of you at all times, and use this information properly before making any manoeuvres.
– Make eye contact with other drivers and pedestrians. This helps to confirm that they have seen you, and acknowledges that you have seen them, and thereby ensures a minimum risk of an accident.
– Notice the details. Does a parked car have wheels pointed outwards? It may be about to pull out. Is there a driver sitting inside a parked car? He might be about to open the door.
– Assume the worst. Expect the worst standard of driving from all other drivers, and you won’t be unpleasantly surprised. Assume any driver will pull out in front of you, or overrun that red light, and be prepared to react accordingly.
Safe driving from Britannia!
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