Defensive Driving

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Operators may periodically receive directives from the Motor Pool regarding defensive driving techniques.

A defensive driver is one who:

  • Is careful to commit no driving errors
  • Makes allowances for the lack of skill and improper attitude of other drivers
  • Does not become involved in an accident or a close call because of weather, road conditions, traffic, or the actions of pedestrians and other drivers
  • Is continually alert for accident-producing situations far enough in advance to take defensive action
  • Concedes the right of way to prevent an accident.