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Visual Perception - Defensive Driving

Defensive driving is all about being aware of your surroundings and knowing what to do in order to avoid accidents. Here are some visual aspects of defensive driving that you should be aware of:

  • 1. Always be on the lookout for potential hazards. This means keeping your eyes peeled for things like animals crossing the road, children running into the street, or debris in the road.
  • 2. Be aware of the cars around you and what they are doing. This means paying attention to their speed, their braking, and their turning.
  • 3. Always give yourself enough space to brake. This means following the car in front of you at a safe distance and not tailgating.
  • 4. Be aware of blind spots. This means knowing where your cars blind spots are and checking them before you change lanes or make a turn.
  • 5. Use your mirrors. This means using your side mirrors and your rearview mirror to check for cars in your blind spots and to see whats behind you.
  • 6. Dont drive distracted. This means no texting, no talking on the phone, and no eating while driving.

By following these visual aspects of defensive driving, you can help to keep yourself and others safe on the road.


Looking Ahead

There are many things to consider when you are driving defensively. The most important thing is to always be aware of your surroundings and be prepared to react to any situation. You should always be looking ahead while you are driving. This will help you to see potential hazards before they happen and give you time to react. It is also important to scan the sides of the road and check your mirrors regularly. You should always be aware of the speed limit and the flow of traffic. You should never tailgate or weave in and out of traffic. These are all surefire ways to increase your chances of being involved in an accident. If you are ever in doubt about a situation, it is always better to err on the side of caution. This means that if you are not sure if you can make it through a yellow light, you should brake and stop. It is better to be safe than sorry. Defensive driving is all about being aware of your surroundings and being prepared to react to any situation. By following these tips, you can help to keep yourself and others safe on the road.

To be a good driver, you need to watch carefully where you are going. Look down the road 10 to 15 seconds ahead of you. A driver needs to look that far ahead to see hazards early. In the city, 10 to 15 seconds is about one block. On the highway, 10 to 15 seconds is about a quarter of a mile.


Limited visibility

If you have to drive in limited visibility, there are a few things you can do to make the experience safer. First, always make sure your headlights are clean and in good working order. This will help you see the road ahead more clearly. Second, keep your windshield and windows clean. A dirty windshield can make it difficult to see, and can also reflect light in a way that makes it difficult to see. Third, slow down. When visibility is limited, it's important to give yourself more time to react to what's happening on the road. Finally, be extra cautious around other vehicles, pedestrians, and animals. These are all potential hazards that can be difficult to see in low visibility..

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