Defensive Driving Tips– The act or practice of operating an automobile in such a way as to minimize collisions, especially by looking out for and avoiding others who are driving badly.
Good drivers are always in control of their actions, reactions, and vehicle. Control means remaining calm and at ease behind the wheel while conducting smooth movements of the vehicle on the road and within the traffic. The goal of a good driver is to disrupt traffic as little as possible.
Defensive Driving Characteristics
Good defensive drivers will have knowledge of the traffic laws and the basics of the vehicle, such as how the brake system operates and how to read gauges and lights on the dash.
Good defensive drivers are alert to what is going on around them. They are well-rested and would never take any drugs or alcohol that could affect their concentration before driving a vehicle.
Defensive drivers anticipate what may or may not happen, and they take action to avoid many problems. They anticipate potential hazards from other motorists, pedestrians, weather, and equipment and take steps to minimize the risk.
Good defensive drivers do not make risky maneuvers like trying to beat red lights. They do not try to pass unless it is safe and they look for alternatives to any traffic situations.
Good defensive drivers have the technical skills to operate the vehicle safely through traffic without endangering anyone else on the road. They can handle the vehicle even in hazardous conditions.
* If you are required to take a DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE by SGI. Please contact Saskatchewan Safety Council for more information.
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