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II. Defensive driving

Chapter 5: Driving

Most road accidents are caused by poor knowledge of the rules of the road, poor control of the vehicle, inattention (due to the use of the telephone, GPS or radio) and the uncivil behavior of certain people. drivers. Adopting defensive driving can seriously reduce the risk of an accident

What is defensive driving?

This consists of  anticipating and carefully evaluating situations, and reacting to them in the most appropriate way possible . Defensive driving improves road safety, reduces stress on the road and improves traffic flow.

Defensive driving can help you avoid an accident.

Don’t lose sight of the road

It is important to always have a good overview of what is happening on the road. You must always:

  • Look as far as possible
  • Broaden your field of vision by regularly checking your mirrors.
  • Don’t focus on the vehicle in front of you but look at the one in front.
  • Respect safety distances.
  • You must be able to see 360° with direct and indirect vision (the mirrors) as well as in front and rear blind spots 
  • Use extra caution, slow down if necessary and stop in the presence of pedestrians, children, the visually impaired, disabled people or cyclists.
  • Maintain your vehicle , tires well inflated, lights, indicators and the windshield always clean.
  • Comply with technical inspections.
  • Respect the highway code and speed limits (the faster you drive, the more tunnel vision you have, the landscape goes by too quickly)
  • Use extra caution when approaching a hidden pedestrian crossing.

Other tips

  • Be proactive and not react to what others do.
  • Avoid nervous and aggressive driving
  • Take into account the climatic conditions, the congestion and the state of the roadway.

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Chapitre 1: La réglementation