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al110209
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:06 am Reply with quote Back to top

What could be the best way to take a defensive driving course? Easy, fast and most convenient!

Well, nowadays you do not need to physically visit to a traffic school to learn defensive driving techniques. Find some online traffic school, which is also approved from DMV. A driver training course or high-school driver education program approved by the provincial government can teach you the skills and attitudes you need to be a safe and responsible driver. You may also be eligible to take your road test sooner and to save money on insurance premiums. These online schools give you an option to clear your driving record without spending your Saturday in a classroom.

Some of the defensive driving techniques are:

Be aware of traffic slow downs, accidents, or road construction, etc. If you are prepared and have a map, you will be able to take alternative routes.

Recreational vehicles and some trailers have a high center of gravity, so turning corners and taking curves must be done at slower speeds to prevent swaying. Slowdown before you enter the curve.

Crosswinds are the greatest threat because they can push a large motor home or a vehicle and trailer combination into another lane if you are not prepared.

Night driving can be especially hazardous since the body naturally wants to sleep at night. Most drivers are less alert at night, especially after midnight. If you are sleepy, the only safe cure is to get off the road and get some sleep. If you don't, you risk your life and the lives of others.

Driving is not as easy as it appears. Break up your driving time by taking a 15- to 30-minute stretch every two to three hours. Get out of your vehicle and walk around. This will help to loosen tired muscles and rest tired eyes. Use this time to inspect your vehicle. It will also improve your alertness.
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sriram
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Good defensive driving instructions inform the driver of all the information necessary for improving the driving skills. Defensive driving takes the responsibility of the driver's safety, as well as that of the other passenger's safety. Here are some general safety instructions:

Assume the worst situation: Students of the defensive driving techniques are trained to think about the worst situation scenario. For example, students of the defensive driving technique will expect that a vehicle indicating that it is about to turn will not turn. Vice versa, students will also expect that a vehicle not indicating a turn will unexpectedly turn. Students are also cautioned to assume that any red signals, or stop signs will be ignored.

Other than that, students are told to assume that someone will break a red light, while other drivers are not always capable of preventing an accident. They are also trained to watch out for drivers speaking on cell phones while driving. Students of defensive driving will also assume that their vehicles have not been seen by any and every car on the road.

Maintain Presence: Students of defensive driving are trained to scan the road ahead and be geared for any future events. They are also trained to have an eye on any and every vehicle signals, indicators and brake lights. Students are also taught to maintain road discipline and trained to avoid 'car bunches'. They will either head the 'car bunch' or be at the end of it. While driving behind larger vehicles, students are trained to keep their line of sight clear. Students are also trained to adjust their rear view mirrors as well as to avoid tinted window panes, keeping their windows transparent and clear. Students of the defensive driving technique are also trained to scan the road for any bicycles, motorcycles, pedestrians, potholes and animals. They are also trained to keep in mind any objects on the road.

Driving: Students of the defensive driving technique are trained not to drive either too fast or too slow. Also, they are trained never to do a U turn on a motorway class road. During bad weather conditions, they are students of the defensive driving technique will put on their vehicle's rear fog light, as some hazardous weather conditions can cause dangerous collisions due to lack of visibility They are also trained to switch off the rear fog light as soon as the visibility improves. While driving, their hands should be either in the 9 O'clock and 3 O'clock position or the 10 O'clock and 2 O'clock position. These positions are known to be the safest hand positions while driving. Students are also trained to always maintain an exit route, by keeping the space on both sides of their vehicles free, and also to drive on the outer lane of the freeway. This makes it possible to back out or stop quickly in case of any problem in the vehicle.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

To be on the safer side always maintain a fair level of distance between your adjacent vehicles. Its a good defensive tactics and can take action quickly if something goes wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

al110209 wrote:
What could be the best way to take a defensive driving course? Easy, fast and most convenient!

Well, nowadays you do not need to physically visit to a traffic school to learn defensive driving techniques. Find some online traffic school, which is also approved from DMV. A driver training course or high-school driver education program approved by the provincial government can teach you the skills and attitudes you need to be a safe and responsible driver. You may also be eligible to take your road test sooner and to save money on insurance premiums. These online schools give you an option to clear your driving record without spending your Saturday in a classroom.

Some of the defensive driving techniques are

Be aware of traffic slow downs, accidents, or road construction, etc. If you are prepared and have a map, you will be able to take alternative routes.

Recreational vehicles and some trailers have a high center of gravity, so turning corners and taking curves must be done at slower speeds to prevent swaying. Slowdown before you enter the curve.

Crosswinds are the greatest threat because they can push a large motor home or a vehicle and trailer combination into another lane if you are not prepared.

Night driving can be especially hazardous since the body naturally wants to sleep at night. Most drivers are less alert at night, especially after midnight. If you are sleepy, the only safe cure is to get off the road and get some sleep. If you don't, you risk your life and the lives of others.

Driving is not as easy as it appears. Break up your driving time by taking a 15- to 30-minute stretch every two to three hours. Get out of your vehicle and walk around. This will help to loosen tired muscles and rest tired eyes. Use this time to inspect your vehicle. It will also improve your alertness.


Crosswinds even in a car scare the you know what out of me! I am certainly going to share the stretching part with hubby he believe we should keeo on going!! Sometimes he can be such a knucklehead! Smile
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