Defensive driving is driving with the knowledge of specific rules that allow you to reach our destination avoiding accidents, despite the actions of others and adverse conditions. It’s a positive approach to driving, which means keeping control of your safety in your own hands, taking into account all the possible risks that arise when driving and the way to avoid them.
This type of driving is based, mainly, on the driver to drive attentive to the mistakes of others, without ever reaching aggression or violence.
How can I drive safer?
1. Be aware of possible danger:
Think of all the possible dangerous situations you will have to face, for example: the driver in front of you might hot the breaks suddenly, if it’s raining, it will take your car a longer distance to come to a complete stop, a distracted pedestrian might cross the road without noticing you.
2. Understand what to do as a defence:
There are definite ways to deal with specific driving situations. never tailgate a vehicle, if the car in front of you suddenly stops, you will have change of stop smoothly without a collision. Allow yourself a longer braking distance when raining. Always be aware of pedestrians and try to predict if they will cross the street suddenly.
3. It takes practice!
This might sound like a lot of information, but no worries, defensive driving is an skill, and you need to practice it every-time you are behind the wheel, in no time you will notice that you are more receptive and it’s easier to focus on driving and paying attention at your surroundings at the same time. You can do it!
If you feel that you need help with defensive driving, contact us. At Bolland Driving school, we make sure that from day one, our students practice Defensive Driving skills, we can also help you to control road rage and stay in calm in stressful situations.