A Patient Driver Is A Safer Driver

Posted on by Defensive Driving Team | in Rules of the Road: Driving Tips

Every time we get behind the wheel to drive, we take countless chances but we do so with a certain degree of skill and calculation. But there are situations when driving that we’re faced with additional risks that, while tempting, shouldn’t be taken. For example, you’re coming to an intersection and the green light turns to yellow. You have just a moment to decide if you should continue at your current speed so that you make it through the light in time or if you need to slow down in order to be stopped by the time the light turns red.

Under most circumstances, it’s best to prepare for a stop rather than trying to make it through the light or speeding up as some drivers are inclined to do. However, if there’s a car behind you, don’t slam on the brakes or else you could find yourself quickly rear ended. Hurrying through that stoplight is an example of an unnecessary risk that you shouldn’t take while driving.

A similar situation might be when you’re waiting for a break in oncoming traffic before making a left handed turn. If you try and make a turn when you don’t have enough space to do so, there’s the potential for an oncoming car to have to hit their brakes, which of course will cause a chain reaction to the cars behind them. Patience is always better than haste when driving and it’s up to you to remember that when it comes time to make those split second decisions.

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 86855 ratings and reviews.

Craig TX, United States
So far the experience is straight forward and easy to understand.
james TX, United States
Great and easy experience.
Lauren United States
Great experience, easy to use
Kestin TX, United States
Very informative and not boring.
Stephanie
Quick and painless
Samantha
Great program for the money
Dustin
It’s been great!
Carol
Very easy
Sheila
Quick and easy to sign up for defense driving.
Kerry
Very simple
MANDA
Super easy
Brandon
Quick and easy.
Mansour
Easy and smooth
Lee TX, United States
Very convenient service.
Josef
Easy to sign up
Manuel
Quick and easy
Mia
awesome!
Erasmo
quick and efficient registration
K
quick and easy
Cooper
very easy!
Vajuiana
Easy, I loved it.
Alexis
Quick and easy
mary
really good
Melissa
Very easy!
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course