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Increase in the number of drivers and vehicles on the road will increase the potential of crashes and violations. In the past 30 years the number of:
Licensed drivers has doubled.
Registered vehicles has tripled.
We need to know how to defend ourselves from the unsafe driving choices made by other drivers. In addition to more drivers and vehicles on the road, here are some additional reasons why we are at risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration national survey of driving behaviors, drivers reported committing these unsafe driving behaviors in the week prior to responding to the survey.
30% entered an intersection just as the light was turning red.
26% slowed, but did not completely stop at a stop sign.
23% Drove 10 miles per hour over the speed limit on an interstate highway
8% Drove when affected by alcohol.
Defensive driving can benefit you by:
Saving your life and the lives of others in your vehicle
Reducing traffic crash-related injuries.
Reducing your chance of being involved in a crash.
Reducing your chance of getting a traffic ticket.