Defensive Driving Techniques

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There are a lot of different aspects to defensive driving techniques, but a key feature is to create and maintain space around your vehicle. After all, it’s difficult to come into contact with another vehicle, or some other object, if you constantly maintain adequate space around your vehicle.

USE THE “TWO-SECOND-PLUS RULE”

Use defensive driving techniques to create space around your vehicle. Never allow yourself to get “boxed in” by other vehicles. Adequate space crea…

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There are a lot of different aspects to defensive driving techniques, but a key feature is to create and maintain space around your vehicle. After all, it’s difficult to come into contact with another vehicle, or some other object, if you constantly maintain adequate space around your vehicle.

USE THE “TWO-SECOND-PLUS RULE”

Use defensive driving techniques to create space around your vehicle. Never allow yourself to get “boxed in” by other vehicles. Adequate space creates enough reaction and braking time to help you avoid a collision.

One of the key aspects of creating space is to follow the vehicle in front of you at a distance of at LEAST two seconds. You achieve this by watching as the vehicle ahead passes some object such as a sign on the side of the road, or a mark on the road surface

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