Aside from the hours we spend in our cars driving to work and school, many jobs require employees to drive a company vehicle. While most drivers are cautious and attentive, accidents can occur without warning - even if the operator has years of experience. Accidents can be both dangerous for the drivers and incredibly expensive for the employers. Defensive Driving is a great way to drive safely and be prepared for unexpected dangers. Learning these techniques can help drivers to prevent accidents or injuries because of other drivers' actions. Tell us about your Auto Insurance needs...we're here to help.
1. Remain on the Lookout for Hazards
Think about what could happen as far ahead as possible and never assume that road hazards will resolve themselves before you reach them.
2. Understand the Defense
Review potentially hazardous situations in your mind after you see them. This will allow you to formulate a reaction that could prevent an accident in the future.
3. Act Quickly
Once you see a hazard and decide on a defense - act immediately. The sooner you act, the more time you have to avoid the hazard ahead.
Maintain your defensive driving techniques and knowledge, avoid distractions behind the wheel, don't speed, remain focused, and maintain safe distance in between vehicles to prevent serious accidents on the road.
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