Street Survival - Advanced Defensive Driving



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Be careful of positioning your vehicle in a location or way that it is exposed to any damage.

Think in terms of whether it will vulnerable if something should go wrong or if an accident should take place.

There would be innumerable scenarios where this would be the case and too lengthy to list as it would depend on each specific and unique area.

The idea is to cultivate the ability to think beyond the obvious to potential hidden dangers.

The accompanying video will demonstrate a number of examples which will help us to try and foresee any possible dangers.

☠️ Alert:

💡 Tips:

Defensive Positioning Dangerous

☠️ Places not to position your vehicle

There are several dangerous places to position your vehicle that can put you and other drivers at risk. Here are some examples:

  • In a travel lane: Never park or stop your vehicle in a travel lane, as this can obstruct traffic and cause a potential accident.

  • On a blind curve or hill: Parking on a blind curve or hill can obstruct the view of other drivers and increase the risk of a collision.

  • On a narrow bridge or road: Parking on a narrow bridge or road can obstruct traffic and create a dangerous situation, especially if there is limited visibility.

  • Near a fire hydrant or emergency access point: Parking near a fire hydrant or emergency access point can impede the response time of emergency vehicles, putting lives and property at risk.

  • In a no-parking zone: Parking in a no-parking zone is not only illegal but can also create a hazard for other drivers and pedestrians.

  • In a designated bike lane: Parking in a designated bike lane is illegal and can cause a hazard for cyclists who are forced to swerve into traffic.

  • In a disabled parking spot without a permit: Parking in a disabled parking spot without a permit is illegal and can prevent someone with a disability from accessing essential services.

It is important to always be aware of where you park your vehicle and to avoid parking in areas that can create a dangerous situation. Always park in designated parking areas and follow local parking laws and regulations to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

💡 Tips on finding your parked vehicle

Locating your vehicle safely is an important skill to have, especially if you are in a busy parking lot or unfamiliar area. Here are some tips to help you locate your vehicle safely:

  • Take a mental note of your surroundings: Before you leave your vehicle, take a mental note of your surroundings, such as nearby landmarks, stores, or parking lot signs. This will help you remember where you parked and make it easier to find your vehicle later on.

  • Use your car's keyless remote: If your car has a keyless remote, use it to locate your car by pressing the "lock" button. This will cause your car's lights to flash and horn to sound, making it easier to find your vehicle.

  • Use a parking app: Many parking apps allow you to save your parking location and provide directions back to your vehicle. Consider using a parking app to help you locate your car, especially if you are in an unfamiliar area.

  • Look for visual cues: When walking through a parking lot, look for visual cues that can help you remember where your car is parked, such as a distinctive object nearby or a specific parking spot number.

  • Ask for help: If you are having trouble locating your vehicle, don't be afraid to ask for help from a security guard or parking lot attendant. They may be able to assist you in finding your vehicle or provide additional information that can help you locate it safely.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of locating your vehicle safely and avoid getting lost or stranded in a parking lot or unfamiliar area.

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Street Survival - Advanced Defensive Driving