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A Complete Introduction to Defensive Driving For Beginners – Part 2

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Just like in contact sports, SHOULDER CHECKS ARE EVERYTHING!

Would you come out of the corner with the puck without checking over your shoulder? Of course you wouldn’t, because you would get smoked by another player!

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Pro tip: When driving at night, be sure to place your phone face down or in the glove box. If you get a notification, the phone will light up the inside of your vehicle, instantly blinding you.

Airport strobe lights at night

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The ‘Move Over Law’

The ‘Move Over Law’ was created to help keep first responders such as police, firefighters, and paramedics, safe while they are working on the sides of the highways and roads. During an emergency like a motor vehicle accident (MVA), there will usually be a lot of activity at the scene. Police will be controlling traffic, and firefighters will be extracting the injured from their vehicles so that paramedics can treat them. During these critical times, it’s important that passing motorists slow down and give as much room as possible to ensure emergency workers on the scene are able to perform their jobs quickly and safely.

The ‘Move Over Law’ is not at all like Nova Scotia’s school zone speed limit law as it is much simpler to interpret. The law simply states that when passing an emergency vehicle with its red or blue lights activated, a motorist should slow to 60 km/hr or lower and if it is possible, change lanes to give as much space as possible to the emergency vehicle. In many cases you will not be able to change lanes, and in those situations I recommend to slow down a little more as you pass. Emergency vehicle lights are specifically designed to get your attention, but don’t stare at the vehicle or the scene when passing. You could accidentally cause a second collision. This is often referred to as rubber necking. Remember, it’s normal to look around when driving but it’s best to only do quick glances and then return your attention to what is directly in front of you.

Below is a photo of an accident from 2017. The police were investigating an accident on Highway 102 and had the highway shut down. Traffic was at a standstill. Somehow, this black Dodge Ram came speeding down the left lane and completely obliterated a police motorcycle. The officer managed to escape certain death by jumping over the median.

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Hand Over Hand Steering – slowing it down makes it much easier to learn

Hand over hand steering will making your driving have more flow and it's way more enjoyable.

The Dunning–Kruger effect

Some new drivers over estimate their skills. The Dunning–Kruger effect is a hypothetical cognitive bias stating that people with low ability at a task overestimate their own ability, and that people with high ability at a task under estimate their own ability.


Example of what usually happens with over-confident drivers: Turning Left Blooper

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