You may consider yourself one of the safest drivers navigating Florida’s roads, but there may be more you can do to keep yourself safe. What do you know about defensive driving?
Business Insider offers insight into the finer points of being a defensive driver. Learn how to go the extra mile in avoiding an unnecessary car accident.
Get to know your vehicle
You cannot expect to properly maneuver your vehicle during an emergency if you do not know what your vehicle can do. For instance, do you know the full range of capabilities regarding your vehicle’s safety features? Do you know whether you have standard radials or mass-market brakes? Learn your vehicle’s capabilities and how you can use them to stay out of trouble on the road.
Learn how to use your infotainment system
Infotainment systems can improve your ride just as easily as they can serve as another distraction. If you have such a system, plan your route, pick your music and minimize system distractions before you hit the road. If your infotainment system has voice controls, make good use of them.
Do not become over-reliant on safety features
It is great to have a car packed with safety features, but do not let them lull you into a false sense of security. You may depend on lane assist or blind-spot warnings more than you depend on your eyes and ears. Get into the habit of driving as though you do not have any safety features, so you do not drop your guard.
Hopefully, the above tips make you a more defensive driver. Put them to use the next time you get behind the wheel.