Ways to avoid being involved in traffic accidents.
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.
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.
Drivers who have no problems in routine driving may encounter them where road construction or repair is under way.
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.
Defensive driving tactics often require you to understand dangerous conditions and how to react to them when you are on the road.
A good driver safety program regardless of the number of vehicles, vehicle size or type should include a driver training component tailered to the needs and exposures of your organization.
Although pedestrian safety should be a two way responsibility between driver and pedestrian, the driver is usually responsible for any consequences.
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