All drivers must know this simple driving fact: You can control your driving, but you cannot control the driving of other drivers on the roads.
On this post, I will help you understand what advanced driving is and how it can help save your life on the road.
Advanced driving provides ample information and knowledge to all those people who are looking for comprehensive and lifetime solutions against accidents and other on-road mishaps.
Advanced driving is also known as defensive driving. This is sophisticated and next level type of training that automobile driver can undertake and learn to master the basic mechanics of driving.
They can indeed master all the rules of roads. The aim of the training is to minimize the risk of driving by proactively and spontaneously avoiding dangerous situations despite incorrect actions or adverse conditions on the road.
All these safety and much more can be accomplished via commitment to specific rules as the constant practice of particular driving techniques.
Well, considering the true essence and aspect of defensive driving, you would find out that it is a style of driving wherein you need to take every precaution to prevent any mishap from happening.
Defensive driving is a brilliant way of keeping you and your family safe while driving.
So, let us look at some rules relating to advanced driving.
- The first and the foremost aspect is to become fully prepared before taking on your vehicle on the road.
You need to check and ensure certain important aspects like water levels, gas, and oil and tire pressures of your vehicle.
You also need to check seats, mirrors and ensure important documentations like insurance before hitting the roads.
- The second aspect related to defensive driving is that you should never react to road rage and neither display it.
This ensures that you don’t break traffic rules recklessly and arrive to any condition which causes harm to you or others.
- It is suggested to purchase brightly colored cars.
Car colors like yellow, orange or red can make your car easily visible and prominent on the roads. On average, brightly colored cars are less likely to be involved in an accident rather than light colored cars.
- Usage of headlights is an important aspect related to defensive driving.
It ensures that others can see you coming, and you can also see clearly during night driving.
- While you drive, you need to ensure that you apply the three second rule.
This rule states you should at least maintain a driving time of 3 seconds behind the vehicle in front of you. You should maintain this driving time all the times.
However, if your vehicle condition is not good, don't drive it! Or if the environmental conditions are bad like rain, fog or snow, you must increase this driving time to 5 seconds.
- While driving, you must also avoid vehicles that reflect signs of being damaged down or are broken down.
Research and studies have shown that these cars are prominently driven by bad drivers.
- It is also very important that you don't drink and drive and not holding your cellphone with your hand talking while driving!
Remember that you can control your actions on most of the on-road situations, and yet you can’t really know what is happening behind the minds and the wheels of other drivers around you.
The terrifying road accident that happened yesterday could have been probably avoided knowing the road hazards and applying these essentials on road safety measurements.
My sincere prayers to the families who lost their loved ones from this horrifying tragedy.
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Until next time. Remember to always follow defensive driving and have a happy and safe driving! Take care of yourself and each other.
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