15 Defensive Driving Secrets That Can Save Your Life

How can I safely drive a car?

How to drive an automatic drive car?

When it comes to driving, safety is all about it.

For example, in winter weather do you know how to drive? If you’re not sure about your driving skills, look at the secrets.

1. Where Danger Can Come From

The places where people brake more often are usually the most slippery: before turns, pedestrian crossings, and bus stops. When entering bridges, tunnels, and entrances and exits to overpasses, be very cautious. The same pace must be held and the braking began early.

2. Keeping the Right Distance

In winter, there should be two times the distance between the two cars in summer. But don’t leave too much space for someone else to try to get into the center, which is unsafe for all three vehicles.

3. Looking Further

Don’t just look at the car ahead of you. Keep it in mind, but look ahead as well — 4-5 more. You can see dangerous areas of the road before you get to the car.

4. Using Clutch and Brake in the Winter

In winter, the clutch pedal and the brake pedal should not be pushed together. The wheels can be blocked in this situation and the car is held in a drift.

5. Driving in Fog

The most important thing to take care of when driving in fog is to be seen by others. Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination. Make your vehicle visible to others, both ahead of you and behind you by using your low-beam headlights since this means your tail lights will also be on.


ABS car owners.  A very useful feature in all newer cars is the anti-lock braking mechanism, which neutralizes the braking pedal on elegant roads when driven too fast and too hard. The mechanism allows the pedal to vibrate instead of abrupt braking so that you can turn the wheel and position it in the first place.

None ABS car owners. Defense driving instructors think that the best way to break in the winter is by using the brake pedal together with the downshift speeds. You should push the brake pedal shortly and then fully unblock the wheels. Repeat before the full stop.

7. How to Regain Control When Drifting

  3 types of drifting

   Sliding:  the front axle is steady, the backslide is more sliding than expected.

   Drift: the rear wheels are stable, the front ones slide, and the car moves forward when turning.

   Full destabilization: all four wheels slide, the direction of movement is unpredictable.

If your car starts drifting, don’t hit the brake pedal.

If your car is rear-wheeled, pull back on the throttle and turn your wheel in the direction of the drift.

If your car is front-wheeled, pull the throttle up.

Once the car is out of the drift, immediately turn the wheel to its initial “front” position, or a new drift will start.

8. Check the Road

When driving on winter roads, hit the brake pedal and let it go several times. If you feel that the car stops, the road is good, if you don’t, it means that the road is icy. Do this as often as possible (without creating dangerous situations, of course).

9. Divide by Two

If in summer you can drive at 80 miles per hour, then in winter, you should drive at 40 miles per hour. If you usually turn at 60 mph, then in winter, you should slow down to 30 mph. This way, you will make sure that you will have enough time to react if your car starts drifting.


10. The Surface Road

On any road, try to drive the car so that all 4 wheels are on the same surface. If two wheels are on snow, and the other two are on the ice, the car can be thrown off the road.

11. Pick a Side

In order to avoid bounces between the walls of a deep track, push either the inside or the outside part of the wheels against the wall.

12. Higher gear

On an icy road, you should drive in a higher gear. Again, refer to the summer and increase the gear by one when you’re driving in winter.

13. Don’t Overestimate Other Drivers

Be considerate of others but look out for yourself. Do not assume another driver is going to move out of the way or allow you to merge.

14. Have an Emergency Plan

Transportation emergencies occur without warning and vary in their level of risk and severity. During any emergency, situation drivers must be able to focus on all of the interrelated pieces of a particular emergency. While each situation will be different and could have many parts, the driver will need to stay focused on their responsibility and work towards providing a safe environment for all passengers regardless of their involvement in the emergency. 

15. Use Technology Wisely

Car-crash fatalities are on the rise, and many experts say that drivers distracted by smartphones and other technology remain a problem. Avoid using distractions and focus on the road.

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