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Mighellconnor
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:03 am Reply with quote Back to top

Driving defensively requires confidence in a driver which would help prevent any accident. One should always be ready to check for any errors as it will help correct adverse and changing conditions.

Some of the basic tips have been mentioned below:

(1)Always observe the traffic rules and respond to errors made by others. There needs to be an action which is required at any time which is just more than changing lanes.

(2)Always watch the traffic to both the left and right of you as well as to the far and near of you. It is advisable to stay to the right when one finds an automobile with only one headlight.

(3) Check out for the unexpected changes in flow of traffic. Just be careful with what is going to several cars ahead so that one can adjust the driving to avoid any situations which may arise.

(5)Drive at a proper pace. Driving at a fast pace or at a slow pace increases the probability of accidents.

(6)One needs to take stops when driving long even if not tired. If at any point of time one feels sleepy he should stop at that point itself.
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Werfelgartner
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Good post Mighell. I appreciate.
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Mendy404
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mighellconnor wrote:
Driving defensively requires confidence in a driver which would help prevent any accident. One should always be ready to check for any errors as it will help correct adverse and changing conditions.

Some of the basic tips have been mentioned below:

(1)Always observe the traffic rules and respond to errors made by others. There needs to be an action which is required at any time which is just more than changing lanes.

(2)Always watch the traffic to both the left and right of you as well as to the far and near of you. It is advisable to stay to the right when one finds an automobile with only one headlight.

(3) Check out for the unexpected changes in flow of traffic. Just be careful with what is going to several cars ahead so that one can adjust the driving to avoid any situations which may arise.

(5)Drive at a proper pace. Driving at a fast pace or at a slow pace increases the probability of accidents.

(6)One needs to take stops when driving long even if not tired. If at any point of time one feels sleepy he should stop at that point itself.




I was agree with your ideas and techniques.........
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Huoncloutier
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

Keeping these following distances will be very tough at times, especially during heavy traffic. Other vehicles will continuously cut you off and close the gap. In a sense, they are taking advantage of your safe driving skills to try and get slightly further ahead. That's ok.
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DavidGoddard
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:13 am Reply with quote Back to top

Defensive driving classes really do produce high performing drivers. As well as techniques and skills,driving workshops driving workshops help drivers create learning points and development areas. Each workshop is personalised to your needs. Defensive driving classes also cover fuel-saving eco-driving information.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:22 am Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to Fun And Safe Driving DavidGoddard. Thank you for joining the forums.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Huoncloutier wrote:
Keeping these following distances will be very tough at times, especially during heavy traffic. Other vehicles will continuously cut you off and close the gap. In a sense, they are taking advantage of your safe driving skills to try and get slightly further ahead. That's ok.


This isn't so hard. First of all, the actual amount of drivers that do this isn't all that large, usually ranging from a few single cases to usually no more than a dozen, and most them will still leave you at least one full second of a following gap (so you only need to hang back by one more second), and almost all of them will quickly move on past the next car and get out of your space.

Now, let's assume that, across a two-hour long drive, a score of sixty drivers pushed their way exactly half way into your safe two-second safety margin, reducing it to one second and they all stayed there during the whole journey.

Even though this situation is unrealistically exaggerated, it would still only cost you in 30 seconds, across a two-hour long drive! Now here's a small price to pay for removing the single MOST probable risk of having a collision! Lack of a sufficient seperation distance is the number one cause of collisions!

Another note: It is the leading reason of collisions because people don't follow it. Why? Do people actually want to get hurt? No! Because the human ability of gauging distance, least of all while moving at speed, is simply poor. Most of the people I have met actually believed that their following distance was in fact safe, when it was too short, either one second or even half that distance!

The solution is simple: We all have our way of counting two full seconds, usually by saying "Only a fool breaks the two seconds' rule." Use it! Recheck yourself AT LEAST once during each journey/drive. Also, do not use light poles as a reference. Look for a moment where the car in front actually runs over something on the face of the road itself, a traffic arrow, change in the tarmac or whatever.
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