Read the road ahead.
Watch out for other drivers and expect them to do something silly.
Put yourself in a position where you can always take avoiding action.
a defensive driver is a person who has road rage.
safety EDIT: It is not important to the a defensive driver, it is important to be an AWARE driver. You can be defensive and still have issues (driving 40 mph on the 70mph freeway is overdefensive) BE AWARE, especial for those on motorcycles!
as a defensive driver you must follow the car ahead of you at safe distance of?
A defensive driver anticipates the actions of the other drivers and is prepared to take evasive action. He or she is always on the alert.
The purpose of defensive driving course is to refresh or teach for the first time, defensive driving skills. In some states, defensive driving is allowed after receiving a citation (most times for speeding) as a way to dismiss the ticket while re-training the driver in what it is to be a safe driver.
stay alert and look for trouble spots