What is Defensive Driving?

what is defensive driving dictionaryDriving is easy—start the car, put it in drive and push the accelerator. Not much to it, right? If the world was flat and nothing ever changed, maybe. But you drive in the real world where things are far from perfect. It’s a place where the roads are rough, the weather gets nasty, cars break down and people make mistakes. So just what is defensive driving?

Drive to survive.

Defensive driving means taking control of your destiny by learning and using safe driving skills. It means staying alert and focused, obeying the rules of the road and the laws of physics, compensating for the mistakes of other drivers, driving to road conditions and knowing what to do in an emergency situation.

Driving is dangerous.

car crash in Texas
It’s estimated that 95% of
all vehicle collisions are the result of human error.

Around six million vehicle collisions are reported each year. And sometimes when vehicles crash, people get hurt or killed. Almost two and half million people are injured and over 30,000 die in the U.S. each year. Unless you’re an Alaskan crab fisherman, driving is probably the most dangerous thing you’ll ever do.

Take control of your destiny.

If you’re going to make it through traffic alive, it’s up to you because you are all you can control. You can’t change the weather, traffic or the actions of others. You can’t change the world, but you can change how you operate within it.

How to become a defensive driver.

Ready to take your driving to the next level? We’ll show you how. Our online defensive driving course will give you all of the tools you need to become a better, safer driver.

Driving is something you probably do every day. It's worth doing well.

Get started on your Texas defensive driving course online today!

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