Most drivers who have passed through a formal defensive driving course would be taught what alcohol does to a ‘driving’ brain. They would be taught that driving is of the mind, and the mind must NOT be influenced by alcohol before or while driving. How about a simple action of appropriate ‘dimming’ the headlamp? This simple act possesses two life-saving advantages: the light-sensitive oncoming driver will not be ‘momentarily’ struck blind if you simply dim you headlamp for him.
Second, you can see clearly the possible loopholes and bad portion of the road. In fact, the defensive driving course would ‘bisect’ and summarize the philosophy and psyche of average road users to you. For instance, you should know that most commercial drivers in most cities always seem to be in a hurry. Of course they have to make their money! Knowing how to handle or behave with them may save your life and your vehicle. When this life-saving course is embraced, there is economic benefit of a reduced fuel and maintenance cost for your vehicle – reduced vehicle depreciation? That you visit you automobile mechanic everyday is no excuse or reason he should give you rebate for fixing your car. Less time lost due to accidents and injury is equally a package delivered to you by defensive driving course.
The workforce of a country, youth or younger generation is preserved. The economic loss of having a country’s inventor, an asset, or a nation’s national football killed in car wreckage may be unquantifiable. Oh! How their inventions and great skills perish with them! But some third-world African countries have actually experienced this.
Again, for enrolling at your favorite defensive course, you will be taught that speed driving in an unfamiliar territory, street or city is calling for wreckage. The teaching is persuasive. Imagine the resource person telling you that life is one, so you don’t waste it? Won’t you rather do listen to him and live? There are also reduced insurance or lowered insurance premiums for you, that is, if you take to the course. This benefit only accrues to you because you know what to do and you do same.
Having known how imperative this defensive driving course is, families and individuals should encourage and undertake it. Companies, industries, and private sector should incorporate same into members of staff; and so that the working population and younger generation may not be threatened, countries should involve legislation to ‘encourage’ her citizenry to embrace it. This way, the creative and inventive knowledge of a generation are at least not taken to the grave too early to be passed to the younger generation.
Never say you have no time to attend a defensive driving course. In fact you may attend several courses either online in the comfort of your home or in the classroom with other course mates. Allow the course structure to be your yardstick in driving.