Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What Makes a Good Driver

There are many specific details that makes the difference between a good driver and a terrible one. When I was learning to drive my father would always say "Expect the Unexpected." This is also known as defensive driving and is a technique that makes a person a good driver. When someone drives defensively they are always aware of what is going on. For someone to drive defensively they have to understand that not everyone will follow the rules and thus they should not expect anyone to follow the rules. For example if it is your right of way do no expect another driver to always give you the right of way. Sometime they will ignore you or try to beat you to your move. In cases like these accidents occur, if you do not drive defensively. Another important technique is to know the rules of the road. If you as a driver, know the rules of the road then you will make the road safer for yourself as well as other drivers. Focus is an important quality to have while driving. You need to look at your surroundings constantly and take them in within seconds. It is important that a driver does not maintain a fixed stare because then they won't see what is happening around them. Being focused requires that you concentrate on driving safely. It does not mean that a driver should text or read while driving. Many accidents occur because people weren't paying attention. If these few techniques and behaviors are followed the world would be filled with a whole lot of better drivers.

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