Drive Safe - Defensive Driving

At Penrith Driving School teaching our students to drive safe is a top priority during our driving lessons. Why ? because there are so many unsafe irresponsible drivers (driving idiots) on the road.

Drive Defensively To Be Safe

Some of what we teach our students is to:

  1. Drive to what you see: all your driving should be based on your vision, never make decisions or assume unless you can see properly.
  2. Drive to the road and weather conditions: consider the road or weather conditions and reduce your speed.
  3. Be aware of your surroundings: continually monitoring and observing by scanning in front, behind and to the sides.
  4. Learn the importance of defensive driving: Learning to read the traffic by identifying potential hazards to reduce risks.
  5. Don’t trust other drivers: Learn to understand car road positioning of other cars for decision making.
  6. Keep a safe distance to vehicles: maintaining a safe following distance allows for response preparation and reaction times.
  7. Make time for quality practice: take driving seriously and learn properly.


Observe Dangerous Driving

Here is a video of what we see on a daily basis from driving school car. You will observe:

  1. Driving over the speed limit on suburban roads
  2. Illegal overtaking
  3. Dangerous overtaking
  4. Dangerous young drivers
  5. Illegal turns
  6. Overtaking in the left lane
  7. Lots of speeding


Tips for Defensive Driving

  1. Recognise a hazard
  2. Reduce risks
  3. Drive to the conditions
  4. Keep distance
  5. Stay alert
  6. Avoid distractions
  7. Have very good driving skills
  8. Ensure the car is roadworthy and operational
  9. Recognise the signs of driver fatigue

Driver Beware – Drive Safe

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