Rules for defensive driving is not much different from the usual traffic rules and regulations. Just like the difference between extra-ordinary is that “extra”. Rules for defensive driving involves the cultivation of good habits, maintaining attention and a thoughtful cooperative attitude. That’s all.
Various Rules For Defensive Driving
Seatbelt is the most significant safety device. Air bag may not be useful without the occupant on safety belt.
Don’t trust anyone
Dont ever rely on what the other driver will do.
We heard drivers saying that “I never saw him coming” after collision, so be at alert always
Yield/ be patient anyway
No driver has ever yielded their way into collision
The higher the speed, the higher the damage on event of collision
Look down the road
That is to keep your eyes up and look down the road. This is because many drivers focus on the road only 5 or 8 seconds ahead.
Guard your safety by actively greeting space around your vehicle
To drive predictably is one of the good ways to create a safe environment for yourself
Drivers are responsible for their actions and so they must avoid distractions.
Know your blind spots
All vehicles have their blind spots. It should make you uncomfortable if you are driving in another drivers blind spot.
Beware of intersection
intersections are one of the dangerous areas for any driver
Know how to stop
Red light and stop sign “runners” account for a good portion of the traffic collision every year.
Use your headlights when necessary
Headlights are for seeing and being seen -Be sure to recognize the circumstances where lights are necessary for safety -The sobering statistics is that while only 25% of the miles we drive were at night. About 50% of the fatalities occurred in darkness.
Maintain your vehicle
Taking good care of your vehicle can pay cash dividends. And you will be much less likely to get stranded where you would be vulnerable to a variety of calamities.
Slow down in rain
slow down in the rain because of hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when there is water on the road surface. Driving at this time makes the road to be slippery.
Take care of your vehicle
Drivers should check the fluid reservoir. -The break fluid level don’t usually change much, so a sudden change in fluid level is a red flag. -Drivers should have their breaks checked regularly.
Get rid of tailgating
Most driving instructors will tell you not to tailgate other vehicles for several reasons -following too closely is a factor in about 40% of collision and they are not always minor in terms of injuries and fatality. -Also, following too closely often restrict your vision
Maintain an even measured space
The driver who is constantly changing speeds,changing lanes, tailgating and otherwise not fitting into the traffic will always fall into trouble.
Know how to recover from a skid
Avoid skid in the first place. -one of the best ways to avoid trouble on the roads is to drive smoothly
Avoid head-on collision
Head on collision is the worst crash most of us can think of. You can avoid it but be prepared for one
Driver should always signal their intentions
Avoid the single vehicle collision