Defensive Driving Tips

defensive drivingDriving can be dangerous and part of staying safe is using defensive driving when you are on the road. Plan on the unexpected and remain alert.

You may be able to avoid car collisions by looking out for other drivers who may not be paying attention or driving aggressively.

Here are five defensive driving tips:

Remove Distractions

Anything that takes your mind off of the wheel is a distraction. Checking the Internet on your phone, eating your lunch or having a heated debate are signs of distracted driving. By focusing on driving, you can look out for other aggressive or distracted drivers and stay away from them.

Safety

Ensure everyone in your vehicle is wearing their seatbelts, including yourself, when in your car and keep your doors locked when running into the store. Awareness is one way to prevent becoming a victim.

Speed

Watch your speed. When the speed limit sign is 50 kilometres per hour, it is for optimal weather and road conditions. If there is a thick fog or driving rain that makes it nearly impossible to see the vehicle in front of you, you may need to drop your speed to 30 kilometres per hour.

Surroundings

Check your surroundings often by using your mirrors and avoiding aggressive or inattentive drivers. Look out for bicyclists, animals and pedestrians as well.

Safe Distance

Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you so that you have enough time to brake if needed. In adverse weather conditions like fog or at nighttime, ensure the distance is greater between you and the car in front of you. If following a motorcycle or commercial vehicle, increase your distance as well.

When you are injured in a collision with a reckless driver, speak to a lawyer at Greg Monforton & Partners. Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you get your life back on track after an accident.

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