3D Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving Traffic Safety Tips

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Visual Interpretations

Looking To Both Sides

When your vehicle is moving, always check traffic beside you as well, and be sure to use your signals.Make a quick look over your left shoulder to verify the lane you want is clear. Check traffic to the sides quickly. Do not take your eyes off the road ahead for more than a second.

Every time you come to a place where traffic or pedestrianscross, you must look to both sides and make sure the road is clear before proceeding. Look to both sides at intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings.

Follow these procedures when you approach an intersection:

  • Look to the left first, because traffic coming from the left is closest to you.
  • Look to the right.
  • Look one more time to the left before you pull out, just in case there is someone approaching that wasnít there before.
  • Do not rely on traffic signals! Many reckless drivers run red lights, or donít stop at stop signs.Drive defensively by looking around for other drivers who may be careless.