Attitude o The right attitude and behavior are the key factors to becoming a good driver. o These attributes are so important to safe driving. o Attitude is the way that you think and feel. o Attitude influences driver’s behavior.
Objectives To raise awareness of road safety usage amongst drivers. To raise awareness of road safety usage amongst drivers. To promote road discipline amongst drivers To promote road discipline amongst drivers To reduce road accidents/ crashes To reduce road accidents/ crashes To avoid committing traffic offences To avoid committing traffic offences To save life To save life
Responsibility A responsible driver is concerned with the safety of; o Himself and of the passengers o All other road users particularly the most vulnerable (e.g. children, elderly, PWD, cyclists, motorcyclist. etc) A Good driver: o Plans his actions ahead to avoid causing danger o Recognizes his limitations and those of others
Concentration………………… While on the move don’t; o Let Conversation/argument distract you o Make or answer phone calls o Listen to loud music or use headphones o Look at road maps or guides o Eat or drink o Stick non essential stickers on windows o Hang objects in your vehicle ( such as dolls)
Anticipation Anticipation in driving means planning well ahead and acting promptly to deal with changes around you. Anticipation in driving means planning well ahead and acting promptly to deal with changes around you. This helps to; o Avoid being taken by surprise o Prevents some hazards developing o Take early evasive actions for those hazards
Patience Don’t; o Drive in a spirit of retaliation or competition o Use aggressive language or gestures o Try to teach another road user a lesson o ( even if they have caused you inconvenience). Do; o Keep calm o Show restraint o Use sound judgment.
Patience……………. o Be patient if the vehicle ahead of you is being driven by a learner. Don’t; o Drive up close behind o Rev the engine o Become impatient if the other vehicle is slow to move off o Overtake only to cut in again sharply.
Confidence This is related to; o Skill o Judgment o Experience Good Habits Relax Relax Give yourself plenty of time Give yourself plenty of time Make yourself comfortable Make yourself comfortable Keep your mind on driving Keep your mind on driving
By Dumba Moses K Good Habits………… Consideration. Consideration.Don’t; Cut across the path of other vehicles Cut across the path of other vehicles Rush through traffic Rush through traffic Change your mind at the last minute Change your mind at the last minute Use aggressive language or gesture Use aggressive language or gesture Calm down Calm down
By Dumba Moses K Remember Your actions also affect the actions of other drivers. Lack of consideration can have dangerous consequences.