Getting behind the wheel of your car seems like a usual event, but it is probably the most dangerous thing that one does all day long. While you can’t control the actions of other drivers on the road, you have a good deal of control over how you drive your vehicle. This means that you can increase the chances for a safe trip by following a few simple defensive driving techniques. Here are a few tips to follow to drive happily and safely.
Always Be Prepared – Stay aware and keep your focus on road conditions and other vehicles. If you perceive a hazard, take necessary actions such as slow down, change lanes safely or take any other preventive actions to avoid collisions.
Keep Your Focus On The Road – Put your cell phone and other gadgets away while driving. Don’t day dream or run your chores while driving. Don’t get distracted at something that you see outside. Just stay focussed on what should be done to drive safely.
Try To Predict A Risk – As you drive along the road, you should be able to make a prediction of what hazard could happen and what action should be taken to stay away from possible hazards.
Stay Away From Other Vehicles – Maintain considerable space between you and the vehicle in front of you so that you and other drivers will get enough room and time to take any precautionary actions.
Keep An Eye On Blind Spots –The rule of thumb is that if you can’t see other drivers in the mirror, they can’t see you either. So, you should avoid driving in the blind spot of another vehicle as it could be fatal.
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If you would like to enhance your ability to drive defensively, you can enrol in a driving course offered by Sprint Driving School. With many years of experience in the industry, we have been providing first-class driver training to the aspiring learners of all ages across Melbourne. To know more about our driving lessons, feel free to give us a call on 1300 731 330 and talk to one of our driving instructors today.