Defensive driving is a set of safe driving techniques and strategies designed to reduce the risk of accidents and ensure the safety of all road users. It emphasizes proactive and responsible driving practices that go beyond the basic rules of the road. Defensive driving involves staying alert, being prepared for potential hazards, and making informed decisions while driving.

  • Defensive Driving

    Key aspects of our defensive driving course include:

    • Anticipating and Avoiding Hazards: Defensive drivers continually scan their surroundings for potential dangers and take preemptive actions to avoid them. This can include recognizing the behavior of other drivers, identifying road hazards, and reacting accordingly.

    • Maintaining Safe Following Distances: Defensive drivers maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle in front, allowing them enough time to react to sudden stops or emergencies.

    • Adhering to Speed Limits: Defensive driving includes obeying speed limits and adjusting speed to match road conditions, such as inclement weather or heavy traffic.

    • Minimizing Distractions: Defensive drivers minimize distractions by avoiding the use of mobile devices, eating, or engaging in other activities that divert their attention from the road.

    • Being Courteous: Defensive driving also involves being courteous to other drivers and respecting their right of way. This helps create a safer driving environment for everyone.

    • Proper Vehicle Maintenance: Defensive drivers ensure their vehicles are in good working condition. Regular maintenance checks, including brakes, tires, lights, and signals, are essential for safe driving.

    • Understanding Right-of-Way: Defensive drivers have a clear understanding of right-of-way rules and yield when necessary to prevent collisions.

    • Managing Road Rage and Aggressive Behavior: Defensive driving includes controlling emotions and avoiding aggressive behaviors on the road. It's essential to remain calm and composed, even in frustrating traffic situations.

    • Weather and Road Condition Awareness: Defensive drivers adapt their driving to weather and road conditions, such as rain, snow, ice, or fog. They use caution and adjust their speed to maintain safety.

    • Knowledge of Traffic Laws: Defensive driving requires a thorough understanding of traffic laws and regulations. Drivers must stay updated on current laws and adhere to them.

    The ultimate goal of defensive driving is to reduce the likelihood of accidents, injuries, and property damage while promoting responsible and courteous driving behavior. Defensive driving courses are available to teach these techniques and help drivers become safer, more informed, and more proactive on the road.

Defensive Driving


Dec 31
10:00 am
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When you sign up for this class, a link. will be sent to you to do your defensive driving online.