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What is Defensive Driving?

When you get behind the wheel, there are a number of elements you must consider at all times. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to manage all the elements you must think about while driving?

Luckily, there is a way! It’s called defensive driving. Read on to learn more.

Defensive Driving Practices

First off, defensive driving is a set of techniques that allows drivers all the time and space needed in order to drive safely on the road. Continue reading to learn specific defensive driving techniques.


In order to get to your destination safely, you must focus on the road while driving. This means setting your distractions aside and fully committing your brain to the road ahead.

Be Alert

In order to drive effectively, you must be fully present and alert at all times. This means not driving while your tired, hungry, or intoxicated. You need to have the quickest reaction times possible, which is not the case when you’re tired, hungry, or intoxicated.

Constantly Consider Safety

Safety should always be your number one priority on the road. Never compromise safety under any circumstance because the consequences could be deadly. Don’t make risky maneuvers and do your best to prevent others from making risky maneuvers near you.

Pay Attention

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning. Monitor your mirrors often and continue to move your eyes around the road. Avoid aggressive and inattentive drivers.

Expect the Unexpected

Most of the time, drivers are relatively predictable. You can usually tell when someone wants to merge into your lane. Although, that’s not always the case. People make unpredictable maneuvers all the time for all sorts of reasons, and you need to be prepared when they do.

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