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Defensive Driving Tips That Will Benefit All of Us

Defensive Driving Tips That Will Benefit All of Us

Here are some of the defensive driving tips that we’d like to suggest to be safer drivers.

As drivers, it’s important that we do everything in our power to keep ourselves, our precious passengers, and other drivers out of harm’s way.  This is why we should consider employing defensive driving techniques while on the road.  Each situation begs a different solution, but there are some universal techniques that will always serve our highest good and that of others.  There are defensive driving courses that can be taken by anyone who desires to get more skilled or simply to brush up on their present skill set.  Here are a few suggestions for driving defensively.

Look Ahead

Often when behind the wheel, drivers get too focused on looking directly in front of their vehicle.  However, when we fail to look ahead, we increase our chances of missing a potential driving hazard.  This may not leave us enough time to react safely, placing ourselves and others in danger.  In many cases, simply improving our scanning abilities can help us avoid getting into a serious accident.

Avoid Tailgating

Following the drivers in front of us too closely isn’t just rude, it’s also dangerous as well.  When we tailgate, we do not leave ourselves adequate time to react to what the drivers in front of us are doing.  For instance, if the driver we are following brakes suddenly, then we might not have enough time to stop before colliding into the back of their car.  We could have easily avoided this type of accident by simply leaving a safe distance between our car and the car in front of us.

Remove Driving Distractions

Finally, safe drivers give their full attention to the road.  This is why we should do our best to reduce any distractions that might be present in our cars.  For instance, we should keep our radio volume turned low, our phones out of reach, and our passengers under control.  By reducing our in-car distractions, we will have an easier time focusing on the task of driving.  This, in turn, will reduce our chances of being involved in an accident or other dangerous driving situation.

We at The Maria Sanchez Show hope you will join us as we practice these defensive driving behaviors.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown.  Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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