3D Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving Traffic Safety Tips

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Decision Making

Point of Decision

Drivers are constantly forced to make decisions about when to brake, turn, merge etc. An example of this is the "point of decision". A point of decision, when passing, is described in the Texas Driver's Handbook as "driver of the passing vehicle has entered the passing lane and is in the left rear zone of the vehicle being passed. At this point the driver of the passing vehicle has better visibility and has time to reevaluate and make a decision whether to complete the pass or abort it." The process for implementing this maneuver, as well as other, are in the next section.