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Construction work zone

Drivers who have no problems in routine driving may encounter them where road construction or repair is under way.

Yes, you should wear seatbelts

Wearing seat belts is a prime issue in defensive driving. The use of seat belts over the years has reduced the number of serious injuries and fatalities seen in vehicle accidents.

Steering clear of failure to yield accidents

Without right of way rules, driving would be a mass of confusion, with drivers always trying to beat each other through an intersection. Right of way rules are designed for everyone’s safety.

Lessons learned to avoid a traffic accident

Ways to avoid being involved in traffic accidents.

Driving emergencies

Learn how you can help your drivers deal with emergencies while they are out on the road.

Law and conditions dictate top speed

Get tips on how to determine the safest speed based on current conditions, brought to you by 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.