One of the most common phrases that you see in driving web sites and hand books is “defensive driving.” They normally say that defensive driving is the way to go if you really want to be safe on the roads. After all, you can be the best driver in the world but you can never control how other people drive around you. So, the best way to keep yourself safe from the dangers that other people pose is to practice defensive driving.
But does it, really? It seems that I am not the only one who has thought about this idea. As a matter of fact, I just read an article on the same topic over at Auto-Mobi. The article expresses the same sentiments as I do:
Actually, for some, defensive driving is more of practicing safety or paranoid measures when driving. Safety practices are implemented significantly. Thus, there is no denying the fact that indeed, defensive driving really helps drivers get on and survive the intricacies and complexities of driving in the modern turbulent highway.
The author, Mike Pontic, also wrote some practical advantages of defensive driving. These are the points that I think are really important:
• Safer and accident free driving procedures and techniques are instituted. Not only would the highways and roads be made a better place for driving and mobility. There would be less damages and less incidence of accidents and occurrences that often claim lives.
• Protection techniques towards road rage and the practice of speed driving are instituted. In the end, less accidents on the road are observed.
• Responsible and safe highway driving, extreme weather driving and night driving are observed. This means that the skills and safety measures practiced on the road are extended and widened further.
Makes sense, doesn’t it? So why don’t you learn more about defensive driving techniques?