Defensive driving

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  • Pramod

    Un peu de courtoisie en chemin ne coute rien… ^^

    Let’s say for example you are being overtaken by another vehicle… Do not speed up… :P Just slow down so that the other vehicle can pass… The same applies to motorcycles when they are being overtaken by other cars… :D

    And one more thing… never completely depend on the passenger sitting by ur side when trying to exit from a side road… He will try to help you out signalling whether or not it’s OK on the left side… before you proceed just have a look urself and when you are sure u can take out ur car only then you move on (Just experienced this one recently)

    BTW… what is the meaning of the last picture with the guy sleeping on the road in front of the white car?

  • Yashvin

    @Pramod : That guy is me hahaaaaa. Just for illustration purposes lol.
    Also, I do not completely agree on what you said about slowing down to let other vehicle pass. If you are driving at the speed limit, 60km/hr and some guy wants to overtake you, he does so at his own risk. There’s nothing like “courtoisie” in this. Of course, there might be exceptions.
    Thanks for your comment :-)

  • Pramod

    Not only at his own risk… but ur car as well… what if he has to get back to the left just in front of you… at least you will have the time to apply the brakes ;) Hence saving ur beautiful car ^^

  • Armand

    When a bus driver swears at you while you are learning to drive and a big L is clearly visible to him.

  • Fadil

    You’ve said it all.

  • ashfaq

    Is that a new concept ?? :))

    you could make money with that :) making seminars and all.. haha.. try it at ur office ;) cheeerzz

  • yasirmx

    ta tone fer li dormi enba lerla tone tir foto lol..nice article :)

  • Torpedo

    Too many come to my mind…

    First, to check the general status of your own vehicle before you set off. Those are paid to drive should have the guts to tell their employer that a defective piece of equipment (flashers, brakes, fire extinguisher, whatever) may be used against him – by police or insurance – in case of an accident.

    Maybe the most useful, but most difficult as well:
    ALWAYS obey speed limits.

    Why? This will give you enough time to think about your next action:
    – should I brake when I see trffic lights being green for a bit too long and I know damn well in the back of my mind that it’s going to go on amber (yellow or orange now) at my turn?
    – should I brake when I see small children attempting to cross the cross-here?
    – should I slow down more at the nearing roundabout to let the vehicle coming from the right to pass comfortably and avert it from slamming on its brakes?
    – should I stick to the ass of the heavy vehicle preceding me when its stop lights are clearly not working?
    – should I “foncer” when I see a bébéte (loto tuning grimace / taxi / van-15-places / biss sé-ênn-té,ioubièss) coming from the opposite direction attempting to overtake a stationary vehicle on the other lane but clearly not enough passing distance for him/her?

    You can go on like this, it may never end this list…

    Just remember always that if you drive aggressively (opposite of defensive), you may not come back home to your loved ones…

    Mo konné, wadir la fin mo comment pé faire morale, mais oblizé, parski mo bien konné personne pas content ça! :-) Hihihi!

  • Fadil

    Ref. FB comment – non, mo moniteur auto-ecole ti montrer bien banne premier steps defensive driving. apres, kan to rouler si to respecter code, to pou reste prudent. – chose ki beaucoup pas fer.

    Aussi dans ancien (mo pas conne nouveau) livre learner mentioner tous sa.

  • Yashvin

    @Pramod : That’s called an irresponsible driver. Believe me, some drivers do know how to deal with them ;)

    @Armand : Well, that’s clearly a lack of “courtoisie” on behalf of that driver. A “L” plate usually calms down a large majority of the drivers.

    @Ashfaq : Which concept are you talking abt? Lol

    @Yasir : C mwa kine dormi enbas n apres nu fine tire foto :P
    BTW, DO NOT TRY! Lol

    @Torpedo : That’s a great comment from you, thanks a lot! Yeah, u mentioned loads of points which clearly raises situations that drivers need to take a decision, quick and without any damage!

    @Fadil : Defensive driving, c predire ki cpv arriver lo la route akoz kikene autour toi cpv faire ene erreur. Lorsque to p rouler lo simin, to bisin tout le temps concentrer et calculer ki cpv arriver, par exemple, to cpv p doubler ene loto, ene koup li decide pu doubler li si, sans signal.

    Bane chauffeurs bisin bien observe zotte la route et comportement bane chauffeurs autour li :-)

  • ashfaq

    defensive driving one ;)

  • Fadil

    @yashvin montrer toi pou pense comme sa dans auto ecole et ena sa bien mentioner dans livre auto ecole.

  • yasir

    @Yashvin, bans bloggeurs la ena fiel selma, dormi enba pu tir foto lerla blog :D

  • Faisal…

    Sorry for the shout but I was really astonished on how close drivers stay behind other cars. In the country I reside, it is a fundamental rule to driving. It is important because it gives you time to react in abnormal events. Of course it will not save you in all scenarios but will surely keep you safe in most.

  • Daks

    toi sa dan foto la? :o:o:o

  • Yashvin

    @Daks : wi :-)
    Photoshoot lol

  • Bernardo

    Defensive driving = Do not insist on your rights

  • Torpedo

    @ Faisal:
    100% dakor ar ou, mo bourzwa! Mo’nn blié hann-la nett.

    @ Bernardo:
    99% dakor ar ou: I must retain one fundametal right. That of swearing if you voluntarily and maliciously encroach on my priority at the sake of your own safety.

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