How to be a safe CDL driver?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by hopeful eyes, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. Blue Zombie Trucker

    Blue Zombie Trucker Light Load Member

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    I recommend the Smith System training. It teaches you a few basic rules that when applied consistently, make a HUGE difference. It's all about awareness, making sure other drivers see you, paying attention way far ahead, and all around 360 degrees of constant awareness. Leave yourself an out, meaning, know whats around you so if the unexpected happens, you know where you can go safely without looking and processing, because there's no time for that.

    Defensive driving classes are helpful, too. Many are available for low cost online, and some insurance companies will offer a discount after completion.

    Don't ever let another driver pressure you or hurry you. Believe me, we'll try. Take your time. If the road conditions tell you to take it slow, take it slow, and if i try to pressure you to speed up, IGNORE ME.

    and worth repeating:
    Don't ever let another driver pressure you or hurry you.
    Don't ever let another driver pressure you or hurry you.
    Don't ever let another driver pressure you or hurry you.
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Confidence.


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  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    And if you want/have the time, some good knowledge is scattered amongstWhat if it Snows?and some laughs, and heartbreaks too.
     
  5. O.Henry

    O.Henry Medium Load Member

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    Don’t try out driving traffic.
    Find your place,and stay there.
     
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