It is an obvious legal requirement that before you hit the road in your car, you must have gone to a certified driving school, met the required standards by passing supervised driving tests, and be in possession of a valid driving permit. However, many people do not look beyond these basic requirements. Here's where defensive driving lessons come in. You may be wondering, 'What the hell is defensive driving?" Contrary to what one may think, defensive driving lessons are not such a complex thing. They basically involve safe driving, whereby one employs more than just the standard safety practices, and strives to ensure their own safety, and that of other road users too. Defensive driving lessons, therefore, entails teaching drivers the practicing road safety rules and adhering to there strictly, while combining them with safe driving practices. Taking up defensive driving lessons, therefore, helps a lot in pre-empting and reducing cases of road and motor accidents.

Aspects of defensive driving lessons include advanced driving techniques for heavy duty or four wheel drive vehicles that are used mostly for off-road adventures, emergency braking techniques when driving at different speeds, correct seating and driving positions to ensure maximum concentration and handling of vehicles, proper sitting techniques, understanding ABS (anti-skid braking systems) and EPS (electronic power systems) of various popular models, the right braking procedures for ABS and non-ABS cars, what causes skidding and how to prevent it, and how to avoid various hazards when driving on and off road. Defensive driving lessons also cover trip planning and management; what to carry and in what quantities, traveling ready for roadside emergencies and being prepared for any eventualities that may occur by the roadside. Crucial issues also covered by defensive driving lessons also include human factors, like how to manage fatigue in order to ensure defensive driving and also behaviors to be avoided to ensure defensive driving. Other human related issues that are normally raised by defensive driving professionals include understanding driver’s attitudes and risk taking behaviors that may endanger other road users, and how to go about them to ensure road safety is maintained. This is the basic aim of defensive driving lessons.

Basic driving and vehicle dynamics are put to test during defensive driving lessons, to test the alertness and reaction time and nature of a driver. The nature of surface where defensive driving lessons are carried out will also vary. Since the lessons are geared towards testing the driver's understanding of road skills and rules, defensive driving lessons can be carried out on a wet track, a gravel or dirt track, or even an off-road venue in the forest for four wheel drive vehicles. All this is carried out in the presence of experienced and friendly professionals to impart nothing but the highest set of defensive driving skills.

In summary, the basic rules taught in defensive driving lessons teach drivers to never assume that other drivers are following the rules, to be prepared to yield to other drivers to reduce risks of accidents occurring, to keep a safe distance from other drivers (this is a golden rule of defensive driving lessons ) to avoid speeding, to be belted up at all times, to be wary of intersections and other traffic lights, to understand your car's blind spots for enhanced visibility and not to attempt driving when under the influence. Other important lessons put into focus during defensive driving lessons include patience, respect for other motorists, and avoiding multitasking when driving, for example engaging in social media chats or even eating.

The nature of defensive driving lessons is that it ensures nothing is left to chance. As is common within hut-rim nature, many drivers may feel that they have had all the driving lessons and experience required, and that any more lessons are a waste of time and resources. Defensive driving lessons seek to dissuade such attitudes, since the lessons are geared towards equipping drivers with extra skits that one would not have ordinarily. This is because of the pre-emptive nature of defensive driving lessons, which seek to predict tight spots that drivers may get caught in and that may lead to accidents, and how to navigate round such sticky situations. Defensive driving lessons should therefore be undertaken by drivers from all walks of life, regardless of their age and experience in driving.

Author's Bio: 

Sumit Driving Academy provides Auto & manual car driving lessons through out Perth. We assist you to learn the practical skills required to pass the test along with the traffic rules and regulations. We help you to understand & learn defensive driving. Our instructors can speak English & Hindi to suit your language needs. We can pick you up from home, office, or school for driving lessons.