Crash Prevention Techniques can be used to save your life. A great defensive driving strategy is to know how to steer clear of traffic crashes and looking out for possible hazards before you get yourself into one. Defensive driving courses are filled with an abundant amount of information, and an important focus is on avoiding collisions with techniques to prevent traffic crashes. Some of the prevention techniques include:
Keep Aware of the Road
To drive defensively, you have to know what is going on around you. The best way to do this is to scan the road. As we are all human, we get distracted very easily or drift off to a day dream while driving. It is imperative that you keep your concentration on the road and what surrounds you. Driving responsibilities include and require you to use all your social, physical, legal and mental abilities to drive.
Driving Distraction Prevention Techniques
You have many distractions inside your vehicle that can keep you from driving defensively. Things like cell phones, radios, eating; dealing with children can distract you from really devoting your attention to what is most important: the road. So a couple of tips to use are:
Look in Advance: Defensive drivers always try to be prepared for what will happen in the next 10 seconds or so. It is equivalent to a block in city driving.
Be Aware of Your Area: When you get near anything that may cross your path, look both ways. That can include people, cars or animals.
Look Behind: You need to be aware of what is happening behind your vehicle as well. Look in your rearview mirror for someone that might be trying to pass you or driving too fast. A great way to prevent crashes is doing this certain technique several times a minute.
Blind Spots: Be aware of them! They are the areas by the right and left back corners of your vehicle that you cannot see. That is why they are called blind spots!
Keep Safe Distances
Interaction on the road is super important. Having a positive and safe interaction with other drivers can be the very thing that gets you home safely. You have to know how to manage your timing and distance in order to be a defensive driver.
A safe distance from another vehicle is the popular “Two Second Rule.” You need a two to three second space from the vehicle that is in front of you. This is a great method of managing your time and space and it can be easily calculated.
Dealing with Tailgaters
The best way to deal with a tailgater is, if possible, change lanes so that the person can pass you. There are a lot of people that are not patient or considerate of other drivers, but do not let these drivers frighten you! If you are lost and driving slowly, pull over and get directions on finding your destination. Doing this will keep the flow of traffic going and will allow for the tailgaters to be on their way. These prevention techniques will help considerably it comes to avoiding accidents from happening, as well as keeping everyone safe.
These are only a few techniques that have been brought up, but there are so many more to learn from and to teach others how to drive defensively. Defensive driving starts with you and how you go about it. Crash prevention can save your life and the lives around you as well. These prevention techniques should be with you always as you drive.
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