You can never be too careful when driving! Nancy and Stephanie provide 9 tips for defensive driving so you can get around safely!
Nancy: Defensive driving, a concept everyone who gets behind the steering wheel should know.
Nancy: Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center and this is Stephanie.
Stephanie: Hi. Motor vehicle accidents are the largest single cause of injuries, so please be prepared. Most importantly, defensive driving can save lives along with saving fuel, brakes, and tires. So here are nine points to help you drive defensively.
Nancy: Stephanie. Number One, knowing how to react quickly comes with anticipating hazards.
Stephanie: Yes. Number two, keep focused on the road ahead Mom. You got to know no distractions.
Nancy: No coffee drinking.
Nancy: No being on the cell phone.
Nancy: Number three, anticipate traffic situations as far as you can see.
Stephanie: Number four, regularly check the position of your mirrors, your side, your rearview.
Nancy: That means now you’re looking in them, my missy here.
Stephanie: Yes. Tire pressure and tread wear along with making sure your headlights, your tail lights, and your turn signals are working as well as check your wiper blades to make sure they’re in good condition.
Nancy: You never know when you need them. Number five, of course, wear your seatbelt.
Stephanie: Oh, click. Number six, leave enough room between you and the vehicle ahead to safely react. Mom, did you know there’s a three-second rule?
Nancy: No. Stephanie, can you go over that? What is that?
Stephanie: A three-second rule, which applies to normal driving conditions. This is when you watch the vehicle ahead of you and note a fixed point on the side of the road, whether it’s a sign or road marker.
Nancy: All right.
Stephanie: Then count how long it takes for the front of your car to reach that same point.
Nancy: Like one, two, three.
Stephanie: Exactly, but only a minimum of three seconds.
Nancy: That’s good to know. Number seven, always leave yourself a way out. Know what lanes are clear and use them if you need that.
Stephanie: Number eight, remember the fast you drive, the less time you have to react.
Nancy: Remember that one, okay?
Nancy: Number nine, know your blind spots. Check for other drivers before changing lanes and always avoid someone else’s blind spot.
Stephanie: Yes, a safe driver is a happy driver.
Nancy: A safe driver is a happy driver.
Stephanie: Thank you for watching. Share our video so everyone knows the points on driving defensively. Like our video, give us a thumbs up, and please, no accidents.
Nancy: That’s good advice, Stephanie.
Stephanie: Yes. Thank you.