Trending Content

Ri$k Happens: Game plan for defensive driving

By Mary Ann Gormly, loss analyst, ARA Insurance

October 15, 2023

We’ve all seen that a great defense wins games. Driving defensively helps your team succeed. When you drive defensively, drivers, passengers and their cargo arrive safely.

The game plan for a defensive driver includes:

  • Recognizing hazardous driving situations.
  • Assuming other drivers will make mistakes.
  • Making adjustments if a hazard develops.
  • Looking ahead for approaching hazards.
  • Scanning the road before changing speed or direction.
  • Always using your turn signals.

How can you improve your defense?

  • Phone down, eyes on the road.
  • Seatbelt on.
  • Increase following distance.

Be a valued part of your team and drive defensively!

This item, provided by ARA Insurance, Overland Park, Kan., contains safety tips and is intended to help readers better understand and manage risk. For more safety and risk management information, customers of ARA Insurance can log on to ReSource. Access is free, so if you haven’t signed up yet, contact your agent or call 800-821-6580.