Defensive Driving & Good Driving Habits

Defensive Driving & Good Driving Habits

Drivers that drive defensively tend to have good driving habits. Here are some safe driving tips.

  • Do a complete 360 inspection of your vehicle and the surrounding area before you get in the driver’s seat
  • Buckle up and make sure your passengers are buckled
  • Get your emotions in check (do not drive angry or frustrated, make an effort to calm down first)
  • Know your surroundings-pay attention
  • Use your mirrors
  • Treat other drivers with courtesy
  • Avoid frequent lane changes
  • Leave yourself an escape in case of emergency
  • Don’t text and drive
  • Keep cell phone calls to a minimum and always use a hands-free device
  • Don’t tailgate – keep a safe following distance
  • Keep windshield and lights clean
  • Periodically check the adjustment of your headlights
  • Use your headlights at dark
  • Don’t drink and drive
  • Don’t drive if you are too ill or fatigued
  • Slow down – obey speed limit signs
  • Focus on the road around you
  • STAY ALERT