Everyone hears the term defensive driving used on a regular basis, but what are the actual steps that ensure you are driving defensively? Being a defensive driver means embracing a particular set of standards on top of your normal habits. Here are nine tips to help you form good defensive driving habits:
Reduce Lane Changes:
It is relatively uncommon for a car to be rear-ended when it is traveling the speed limit in its own lane. Accidents most frequently occur when you are in the process of changing lanes, whether it is cutting off a car or swiping another vehicle due to one being in your blind spot. By only going with one lane throughout the majority of your trip, you do not have to worry as much about causing accidents on the highway.