The best form of accident prevention on the road is not some new gizmo or gadget fitted in the latest models, it is not helmets and elbow pads or even some safety device you can fit in your car.
Have you guessed what it is yet?
That’s right, road experience. Having road experience will help you feel more confident while driving so that your reaction times improve and your concentration gets a substantial boost.
Accident prevention for young drivers is particularly important, and this can easily be achieved by taking part in a defensive driving course. This can help develop the skills and experience necessary to navigate the road with a calm mastery that will greatly reduce the likelihood of being involved in a traffic accident.
One of the main benefits of a defensive driving course is that we usually don’t learn certain skills on the road until they are put to the test and we have to quickly respond to a situation we’ve never encountered; this could be the vehicle in front suddenly braking or a cyclist pulling out of a driveway too quickly. If you haven’t developed these skills early on, how can you feel truly at ease on the road?
A defensive driving course can usually be completed in a single day and will teach you things like the most common causes of road accidents, how to proactively adopt a defensive stance while driving, vehicle stopping distances and much more. These programs are available all over Queensland and help to familiarise you with all of the safety features included in today’s cars, as well as the right and wrong way to respond to certain situations and how to deal with hazardous conditions such as wet or icy roads. After just a few hours, you’ll be able to walk away with a far greater sense of competency and a more thorough understanding of the best attitudes to adopt while you’re out on the road.
The best way to compliment your newfound confidence on the road would be to ensure you’re driving a vehicle that reflects this. A new car which is fully covered by a warranty and that offers the latest and greatest in safety features will be as close as you’re ever going to get to guaranteeing the your safety while driving. Also having a defensive driving course under your belt will certainly go a long way to bolster this sense of security and peace of mind.
Organisations such as Driver Skills Australia, Safe Drive Training and the Mt Cotton Training Centre all offer fantastic defensive driving programs, so for more information, be sure to contact Bartons.
Bartons Bayside has been in trading in the motoring industry since 1945 and has subsequently become one of the biggest and most successful car dealerships in Brisbane. Whether you’re a new driver or a seasoned veteran of the road, regardless of your age, Bartons advisors are always more than happy to provide the answers you’re looking for and will be able to answer any questions you have regarding participating in a defensive driving course.