Distracted drivers - The growing devastation on our roads .

Written by Mark Anson

Distracted Drivers: The Growing Tragedy On Our Roads.

Driving is a complex activity conducted in a constantly changing environment requiring multiple simultaneous tasks. Despite the complexity drivers often conduct additional tasks, which distract them from the core task of driving.

Driver distraction can include anything from technology use to adjusting the radio or interacting with other passengers. However, most driver distraction relates to technology use. Social media, mobile apps, and mobile devices have become a part of everyday life. They enable new ways to engage with our family, friends and the wider world. Unfortunately, their use, whilst driving, has created devastating effects on our roads.


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Accident Prevention Strategies

Written by Mark Anson

This is how the perceived risk is managed, knowing how to modify your driving so that you control the risk before it happens, not after the event starts.

A good example is when following other traffic a proactive driver slows downs when they observe another car may need to slow down instead of waiting for the car in front to slow down.

5 GREAT STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU STAY OUT OF TROUBLE.

  1. STOP AT LEAST ONE CAR BEHIND WHEN YOU STOP.
  2. FOLLOW A MINIMUM OF 3 SECONDS BEHIND THE CAR IN FRONT.
  3. NEVER TRUST ANOTHER DRIVER WILL STOP AT A STOP SIGN OR RED LIGHT.
  4. NEVER TRUST THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF AN INDICATOR.
  5. SHARE YOU PLAN WITH OTHER DRIVERS (INDICATE TO TELL OTHER DRIVERS WHAT YOU PLAN TO DO - NOT WHAT YOU HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO DO)

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3 Reasons Why Learning Defensive Driving Can Save Your Life

Written by Mark Anson

One of the most important safety boosting factors on the road is not hi-tech car features but a manner or style of driving that everybody should learn. We’re talking about defensive driving. You may be the most careful driver out there, but if you’re on the road with various situations happening that pose all types of dangers, then the risks for accidents remain high. You cannot control other drivers out there but you can place yourself in a position to respond effectively in case anything does happen.

Defensive driving is all about being aware of potential troubles and implementing measures to avoid them before they transpire. It’s proactive instead of reactive. When a hazard comes along, you don’t want a spontaneous reaction to be your main defence, and yet, it’s quite common for people to drive in a reactionary manner. For this reason, it’s really important that you learn defensive driving; it can very well save your life.


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