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Defensive Driving

Defensive driving is a course or approach to driving used by some to get out of insurance premium increases. The Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations, a standardized guide, defines defensive driving as “driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around” a vehicle and “the actions of others.”

Basically, defensive driving is a method of training oneself as a driver to go beyond mastering the rules of the road and the basic mechanics of driving to reduce the general safety risks of driving by anticipating dangerous situations. Reducing the risks of driving through defensive driving requires adherence to a wide variety of rules and general practices. Defensive drivers also employ a number of specific driving techniques.

A wide variety of organizations including government agencies, non-profits, and private driving schools have all launched special defensive driving courses. These courses are designed to improve a person’s normal driving skills and also teach that driver to be wary of other drivers. In being wary, the driver is taught how to put him or herself into the best situation to avoid accidents.

The overall goal of any defensive driving course is to reduce the number of accidents on the roads. One of the side benefits of a defensive driving course is that it frequently reduces the insurance costs of a particular driver. Some insurance companies will give a 10% discount off of the cost of insurance for a defensive driving course. So these courses not only make a person a better driver but also save money in the long run.

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