If Aren’t Driving Illegally, Don’t Be Nervous…

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

Perhaps it’s inevitable when we’re driving to suddenly get a little nervous when we spot a police cruiser or state trooper, whether it’s parked in an inconspicuous location trying to catch violators or simply driving alongside the car in traffic. It seems like for most of us, the immediate reaction is to sit up straight, put both hands on the wheel and probably even slow down as we try to bring our heart rates to the normal level. But the one thing we all have to remember when we spot an officer on the road is that if you’re doing nothing wrong, there’s nothing to be nervous about.

This is, of course, always easier said than done. It’s a natural reaction to have but that doesn’t make it any less nerve racking. No one wants to get a speeding ticket or a traffic violation even if we know that completing a defensive driving course can result in a ticket dismissal.

The one thing you definitely do not want to do when you see a police or state trooper vehicle is slam on the brakes. Even if you happen to be speeding (which is something you should avoid), slamming on the brakes is never a good idea. First, those brake lights serve as a excellent indicator to that officer that you were driving faster than you should have been but any time you abruptly brake, you’re risking you’re forcing other drivers to react just as quickly to your sudden movement and that can lead to dangerous accidents.

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 89031 ratings and reviews.

Brian TX, United States
Simple. Quick. Informational.
Damini
Easy to navigate!
Phil TX, United States
Every driver should be required to take this course!
Beenish
Easy and straightforward
Casey
I spoke with customer service on the phone and she was pleasant to speak to and very helpful.
Sammy
I have done this course before and thumbs up!
KENNY TX, United States
Very easy to find and navigate
Milton TX, United States
It's a great site & helpful information
Melayne
Very easy and fast
Marianne
Easy
John
Awesome!
Leslee
Easy to navigate
Michelle
quick and easy to use
Elizabeth
It’s wonderful and very easy
Elizabeth
Easy to follow instructions
Alisa
Great course! Super fast to complete!!!!
Hilliard TX, United States
Easy to follow
Jill
Easy and informative!
Antonio TX, United States
Easy to navigate, very informational
Robert
Quick and Easy!
Rolando
Quick and easy.
dalton TX, United States
It was simple fun and easy to use. Even got it done on my phone
Erika
fast and covenient
Christina
Registration was easy!
Max TX, United States
Great layout of website made it easy to navigate.
Tyrone
Very easy to register
Joseph
Great learning videos!
Steven
Easy to understand
Roger
Easy to sign up. No surprises or "gotchas".
Audrey
Quick and easy!
Malik
quick and 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