Carrying a load

When it comes to defensive driving, knowing how to properly secure a load, especially if it is secured outside of the vehicle, can make all the difference in your getting to your destination safely.

Fatigue can be fatal

Defensive driving requires you to know and understand the dangers of driving while overly tired or fatigued.

Right and left turns

There is a right way to make turns in driving, with safety and without causing annoyance or danger to others. It is done by letting everyone know just when and where you intend to turn—by signaling.

Dangerous conditions

Defensive driving tactics often require you to understand dangerous conditions and how to react to them when you are on the road.

Countermeasures to reduce vehicle crashes

Common causes of driver inattention, and how to reduce the risk of accidents.

Take safety with you on vacation

Peace of mind enhances the enjoyment of traveling, and it can be destroyed by worry over failure to take care of essentials beforehand. Get tips for staying safe on vacation from Markel Specialty.

Don't drink or take drugs and drive

Defensive driving programs should always stress the dangers associated with drugs and alcohol.

Be extra careful at night

Driving at night adds extra hazards and is often more stressful. To reduce the risk of having an accident when driving after dark, be sure to take these precautions.

Keep alert and be prepared

A few tips on how you can stay alert and be prepared for changing conditions.

Obey traffic rules and use common sense

When it comes to defensive driving, obeying traffic rules and using common sense are essential.