What is Defensive Driving?

Defensive driving skills, according to Wikipedia is “driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others.” 

 It is a form of training for motor vehicle drivers that goes beyond mastery of the rules of the road and the basic mechanics of driving.

Its aim is to reduce the by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistakes of others. This can be achieved through adherence to a variety of general guidelines, such as following the assured clear distance ahead and two second rules, as well as the practice of specific driving techniques. Some motorists describe defensive driving as “driving as if everyone else on the road were drunk.”

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