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Hazard Perception & Defensive Driving

Hazard Perception & Defensive Driving Skills

  • I feel confident in my ability to....

    Effectively communicate my intentions to other road users by using signals, my road position, the speed I travel, where I look and the body language I express.

  • I feel confident in my ability to....

    Scan well ahead to help me identify where potential hazards may lie.

  • I feel confident in my ability to....

    Take advantage of safe opportunities to see what hazards may be ahead by changing road position to gain a better view, looking around bends, using reflections from windows, looking under vehicles, etc.

  • I feel confident in my ability to....

    Anticipate what other road users might do from the signals they give, the position they take, the speed they travel, where they are looking and the body language they express.

  • I feel confident in my ability to....

    Judge the significance of potential or actual hazards and prioritise my responses accordingly.

  • I feel confident in my ability to....

    Give myself time to react to hazards by maintaining a safety bubble of space around my vehicle.

Emotional Intelligence

  • I understand

    A. what can trigger feelings of anger, frustration and fear in the context of driving.

  • I understand

    B. how these emotions are likely to increase the risk of danger and

  • I understand

    C. what I can do to prevent these feelings within myself and other.

  • .

    I feel confident in my ability to control my emotions such that my behaviour defuse or prevents danger rather than contributes to it.

Adverse Driving Conditions

  • I feel confident in my ability to safely deal with adverse driving conditions such as

    A. low light and darkness.

  • I feel confident in my ability to safely deal with adverse driving conditions such as

    B. heavy rain and flooding.

  • I feel confident in my ability to safely deal with adverse driving conditions such as

    C. snow and ice.

  • I feel confident in my ability to safely deal with adverse driving conditions such as

    D. bright low sunlight.

  • I feel confident in my ability to safely deal with adverse driving conditions such as

    E. strong winds and unusual air currents.