3D Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving Traffic Safety Tips

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Visual Interpretations


How you drive depends upon what you can see.

Here are some observational skills needed for driving:

  • Depth perception – is the ability to accurately judge the distance and speed of approaching traffic.
  • Alertness - Pay attention to the road! 
  • Mirrors - Make sure the rear and side view mirrors are properly adjusted.
  • Windshield wipers and Windows – Clear your windows of snow, rain, fog, salt and sand, sleet, and bugs. All of which can limit your visual ability.  Clean your windows inside and out.  Also fill your windshield wipers with fluid and keep them well maintained.
  • Eyesight – If your drivers license states that corrective lenses are required for you to drive, and you are caught not wearing them, you may be fined . The Department of Public Safety can suspend or revoke your driver’s license. It is important to have your eyes checked every few years. Eyes change gradually over time and you may not notice your vision loss. 
  • Peripheral vision - is the ability to see out of the corner of your eye. Peripheral vision allows you see cars on either side of you while your eyes are still on the road ahead.