Being a defensive driver allows you to predict and avoid accidents and other incidents on the road. A key component of defensive driving is being aware of your surroundings; that includes the cars, the different types of signal traffic signs, and pedestrians. Part of being an effective defensive driver is to not put your trust into those around you to make good decisions. Those other drivers might not recognize the potentially hazardous conditions, such as traffic jams, and might fail to slow down in time. Making sure to keep space between yourself and the car in front of you is always a good safety tip to practice. Ignoring the urge to check you phone and maintaining focus on the road at all times will also help you to prevent accidents.
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