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10 Essential Defensive Driving Tips: Stay Safe on the Road

Driving is a privilege that comes with great responsibility. Whether you’re a seasoned driver or just starting out, practicing defensive driving techniques is crucial for your safety and the safety of others on the road. Here are ten essential tips to help you become a more defensive driver:

Person driving with focused attention, hands on the wheel, avoiding distractions.
Stay focused and alert while driving to ensure safety on the road.

1. Stay Focused and Alert

Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the steering wheel at all times. Avoid distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, or adjusting the radio while driving. Being alert allows you to anticipate potential hazards and react quickly.

Car following the "three-second rule" to maintain a safe distance on the road.
Ensure safety by maintaining a safe distance while driving.

2. Maintain a Safe Distance

Follow the “three-second rule” to maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. This gives you enough time to brake or maneuver if the car ahead suddenly stops or slows down.

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JRD Motor Driving School has assisted me with my training in such a short amount of time considering that I am a beginner. I want to thank my trainer in particular for his politeness and patience in answering all of my questions and helping me get over my worries related to riding a two-wheeler.
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Car indicating a turn with a signal light blinking.
Communicate effectively with other drivers by using your turn signals.

3. Use Your Turn Signals

Signal your intentions early to communicate with other drivers. Whether you’re changing lanes, making a turn, or merging into traffic, using your turn signals helps prevent misunderstandings and reduces the risk of accidents.

Speed limit sign with blurred background.
Follow speed limits for safer driving.

4. Obey Speed Limits

Speeding reduces your reaction time and increases the severity of accidents. Always adhere to posted speed limits, especially in residential areas, school zones, and construction zones where pedestrians may be present.

Driver checking blind spots before changing lanes.
Stay safe by being aware of blind spots while driving.

5. Be Aware of Blind Spots

Check your blind spots by glancing over your shoulder before changing lanes or making a turn. Adjust your mirrors properly to minimize blind spots, but remember they can’t cover everything.

Driver staying vigilant for unexpected road hazards.
Stay prepared for the unexpected while driving.

6. Expect the Unexpected

Anticipate the actions of other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Be prepared for sudden stops, lane changes, or erratic driving behavior. Defensive driving means being ready for anything that may happen on the road.

Car maintaining safe distance to avoid aggressive driving.
Avoid aggressive driving for safer roads.

7. Avoid Aggressive Driving

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Best driving school for guidance, proper training and gave the best quality of support and learning
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2023-07-30
Nice &very supportive...build confidence to drive in road......
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2023-07-16
Thank you to my trainer,your learning process was too good 👍
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BIJAN DAS
2023-07-16
Best Driving School in Guwahati
Biny Lyngdoh
Biny Lyngdoh
2023-07-15
Had a really nice experience. It took me some days to learn but my instructor was very patient with me, i really appreciate that..thank you😊
M das
M das
2023-07-05
Best driving school in Guwahati Assam..this is the best place for new driver
Chinmoy Pathak
Chinmoy Pathak
2023-06-13
A very nice trainer with good technique of teaching.
chandamita talukdar
chandamita talukdar
2023-06-10
JRD is definitely the best driving School in Guwahati.I had a great learning experience and helped me learn to drive in Guwahati the most crowded and busy place. Hope you continue doing your good work👍

Keep your emotions in check and refrain from aggressive behaviors such as tailgating, honking excessively, or making rude gestures. Aggressive driving escalates situations and increases the risk of accidents.

Driver checking surroundings for potential hazards.
Stay vigilant by scanning your surroundings while driving.

8. Scan Your Surroundings

Constantly scan the road ahead, as well as your mirrors and blind spots. Look for potential hazards such as debris, potholes, or animals crossing the road. Being aware of your surroundings allows you to react proactively.

Driver accessing emergency kit in car trunk.
Be prepared for emergencies while driving.

9. Know How to Handle Emergencies

Be prepared for emergencies such as tire blowouts, engine failures, or sudden weather changes. Keep essential items in your car, such as a first aid kit, flashlight, jumper cables, and a spare tire, and know how to use them.

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Based on 257 reviews
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Arindam DasArindam Das
14:56 20 Aug 23
Good behaviour and well management… Thank you so much JRD for making me a good driver
Alivia DasAlivia Das
14:51 20 Aug 23
Best driving school in Guwahati… Don’t hesitate to join. Best experience ever. The trainers are very friendly and well trained.
Luuu naaaLuuu naaa
04:24 19 Aug 23
Best driving school in Guwahati… Thank you so much .. i learn within 10 days ..
FULONI BAGISAFULONI BAGISA
19:46 17 Aug 23
I learned within 2 weeks … thank you JRDWell management team. Trainer is so supportive
Riya KalitaRiya Kalita
09:32 17 Aug 23
Best driving school in entire Guwahati… Trainer is very professional n owner is also supportive.. Well management
TauhiTauhi
19:23 16 Aug 23
JRD Motor Driving School has assisted me with my training in such a short amount of time considering that I am a beginner. I want to thank my trainer in particular for his politeness and patience in answering all of my questions and helping me get over my worries related to riding a two-wheeler.
Rohit SahuRohit Sahu
12:31 10 Feb 23
It was a great experience learning 2wheller with zero experience just in 4 days . Thank u so much JRD.
Juhi SaikiaJuhi Saikia
04:29 15 Nov 22
It was nice experienced in JRD driving school… Very professional.. Keep it up❤
Sweety ChoudhurySweety Choudhury
02:20 29 Sep 22
I have started to drive its been good with the trainer he has trained me well i m happy to chose this institution its worth it .
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Driver remaining calm in traffic jam.
Practice patience for a safer driving experience.

10. Practice Patience

Finally, practice patience and tolerance on the road. Traffic jams, slow drivers, and unexpected delays are all part of driving. Stay calm and focused, and remember that arriving safely is more important than arriving quickly.

By following these ten defensive driving tips, you can significantly reduce your risk of accidents and ensure a safer driving experience for yourself and others. Stay vigilant, stay focused, and always prioritize safety on the road.

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Excellent
Based on 44 reviews
Kduplin Marwein
Kduplin Marwein
2023-08-01
Have to admit it's the best driving School with the most Professional, Kindest and very² Helpful Trainer in Guwahati. I Would highly recommend anyone who's looking for a two wheeler training especially for Women.
Jonmoni Das Deka
Jonmoni Das Deka
2023-07-31
Best driving school for guidance, proper training and gave the best quality of support and learning
Kishor Biswas
Kishor Biswas
2023-07-30
Nice &very supportive...build confidence to drive in road......
Monalisha Ghosh
Monalisha Ghosh
2023-07-16
Thank you to my trainer,your learning process was too good 👍
BIJAN DAS
BIJAN DAS
2023-07-16
Best Driving School in Guwahati
Biny Lyngdoh
Biny Lyngdoh
2023-07-15
Had a really nice experience. It took me some days to learn but my instructor was very patient with me, i really appreciate that..thank you😊
M das
M das
2023-07-05
Best driving school in Guwahati Assam..this is the best place for new driver
Chinmoy Pathak
Chinmoy Pathak
2023-06-13
A very nice trainer with good technique of teaching.
chandamita talukdar
chandamita talukdar
2023-06-10
JRD is definitely the best driving School in Guwahati.I had a great learning experience and helped me learn to drive in Guwahati the most crowded and busy place. Hope you continue doing your good work👍
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