In spite of better-engineered vehicles and roads, traffic accidents are increasing. Why? Drivers are now better prepared and trained. Accidents are also mostly preventable if only drivers learn defensive driving and accident avoidance techniques. It teaches among other things, to be helpful, courteous, and defensive regardless of who is at fault but who has the last clear chance to avoid the accident. It’s easy to learn and to execute. Without knowledge of defensive driving and accident avoidance techniques, that person is considered half a driver. We can’t continue the carnage in the roads; it’s expensive and can result in losing health and/or life.
In this book, 1001 Ways to Drive Defensively, for your safety and driving enjoyment, the ideas are sometimes repeated because driving is a repetition of the same maneuvers for any trip made. To help remember the procedures, it is presented in different ways. It is also not organized chronologically because when we are behind the wheel, things don’t happen in logical order; the situations and circumstances do dictate.
The author has a bachelor’s degree in education. He has been a North American driver for almost fifty years, most of which were in Cold Alberta, Canada, where winter could last for six months. You guessed it—lots of traffic accidents. Thus, the knowledge of defensive driving was a must. In Alberta, he was a schoolteacher, operated a driving school, a driving instructor and driver examiner.
Author urges safety-conscious individuals not to wait any longer; get a copy of 1001 Ways to Drive Defensively. It makes driving enjoyable, less stressful, and most of all, you’ll experience safety whenever you are behind the wheel. Don’t forget you’re protecting the most expensive thing that was created, and no amount of money can replace it.
This book is suitable for all drivers. However, discretion is necessary; you might save one or two accidents in what is left of your driving days. We all have to pitch in and help make the roads safer. No government can do it alone. We must not forget that other drivers are our friends we haven’t met. Why don’t we help them and, in the process, help ourselves too? In an accident, regardless of who is at fault, we’ll still suffer the same consequences. It takes only a second or two to help versus days or months recuperating.
Some drivers make this statement, “whatever I do, if other drivers make a mistake what can I do?” Drivers that have this kind of reasoning forget that to be safe, one does not only drive their vehicle, follow traffic rules, but help other driver if they make a mistake. Apply defensive driving technique if one notices a condition that can develop into vehicle conflict.
This book will make a perfect gift for anybody, for any occasion and they will be grateful and remember you for life.