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Offline swanson

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GOLDEN RULES OF DRIVING
« on: November 25, 2008, 03:14:12 PM »
Here's another list of rules our drivers used as a reference in Iraq and has some decent points worth considering when it comes to driving....

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GOLDEN RULES OF DRIVING

INCORPORATE THE FOLLOWING INTO YOUR EVERYDAY DRIVING

RULE 1: NEVER ASS-U-ME

RULE 2: NEVER LEAVE THINGS TO CHANCE… PLAN!

RULE 3: NOTHING ENCOUNTERED ON THE ROAD IS EVER AS IT SEEMS!

RULE 4: ALWAYS EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED, THEN THE UNEXPECTED IS WHAT YOU EXPECT!

RULE 5: MENTALLY PREPARE FOR YOUR JOURNEY! GET YOU MINDSET RIGHT

RULE 6: KNOW YOUR ROUTES, DESTINATIONS AND POTENTIAL SAFE HAVENS!

RULE 7: NEVER NEGLECT YOUR VEHICLE!

RULE 8: NEVER STOP TRAINING, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO LEARN

New Techniques Take Time To Learn. Introduce What You Have Learnt Into Your Normal Driving Over A Period Of Time NOT Overnight…..A Quick Transition = Mistakes.

RULE 9: TAKE YOUR TIME……

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Re: GOLDEN RULES OF DRIVING
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2009, 02:18:27 PM »
Smith System
Of
Defensive Driving
5 – Keys
1. Aim High in Steering
Look 15 seconds into your future. (Don’t just look at the vehicle in front of you)
2. Get the Big Picture
Look for Hazards. (Other Motorists, Pedestrians, Vehicle doors opening)
3. Keep Your Eyes Moving
Don’t stare. (Use your peripheral vision)(Stop the fixed habit stare)
4. Leave Yourself an Out
Monitor the space cushion around you and your bike.
5. Make sure They See You
Use your signals- (Directionals, 4-Way Flashers, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Horn, Hand Signals) Make Eye Contact.

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Re: GOLDEN RULES OF DRIVING
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2009, 02:37:31 PM »

Add:  Be prepared to shift from Defensive Driving to Tactical Driving at any instant.

Your tactical needs will extend the Defensive into including a whole range of planned options and contingency driving events that you otherwise would not incorporate or even consider.

Everything from expecting incoming fire to using your vehicle as a tactical tool, perhaps even as a weapon.

Defensive driving, even advanced programs like the UK's IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) don't go here.  Some Military/Police courses do, and good EP (executive protection) trainers usually cover this area.

Remember there are moments where the Golden Rule will make you very dead, and defensive driving make you a nice dead person.