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Defensive Driving on Fiji Roads – The 5 Principles Explained

Oct 11, 2019

Defensive driving employs five basic principles. By driving defensively, traffic-related injuries are reduced, even in adverse weather conditions. An important rule in defensive driving is anticipating other drivers' errors, mistakes in judgment and/or carelessness. 

The Five Principles are simply explained below:

- Look up ahead. It sounds obvious to make sure you're looking ahead rather than what's directly in front of you road and traffic planning is key.
- Be aware of blind spots.
- Slow down at all intersections. Always observe the prevailing speed limits.
- Maintain a safe following distance.
- Minimize all distractions. 

Whether you are a private motorist or a vocational licence holder driving for a living your responsibility is to drive defensively. 

Note; LTA conducts the two important types of Defensive Driving Courses (DDC), Level 1 DDC, which is for Private cars, and Level 2 DDC for Public Service Vehicles.


Samuel Simpson

Chief Executive Officer

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