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Five Defensive Driving Safety Tips Every Motorist Should Know

When driving through the Kenyan roads, it's imperative that you get to be able to protect yourself and in case you have passengers, them as well.

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Defensive driving is something that most of the drivers never undergo as it might be a bit costly to undertake in Kenya.

However, you can always acquaint yourself with the basic know-how on what you can do in case you ever need the skills for it.

Here are a few defensive driving tips to help you along our Kenyan highways in case of anything:

Awareness of Your Surroundings

You need to ensure that all that is around you is seen and if possible, you can hear it.

This is why it's not advisable to play loud music in your car as it distracts you from all that you should be aware of around you.

Don't Depend on Other Drivers

A few days ago, a video of a lorry driver overtaking on a busy highway while using the truck infront as his eyes ended up ramming a bus.

This is why it's imperative that if you have to overtake, ensure that you yourself are able to see oncoming vehicles before you begin the process.

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Reduce The Speed

Speed is something that is risky even to the best of drivers on the roads as it reduces the reaction time in case of anything.

You need to drive under manageable speeds that can allow you enough time to act in case you need to avert something.

Think Safety First

This should be paramount in all drivers since you want to get back home safe to your family after a trip or a day of work.

Wear that safety belt at all times and ensure that you separate the risks, cut out distractions and always have an escape route.

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