Defensive driving saves your lives, time and property!
Many books have been written about defensive driving. However, this book is an unique study for mixer trucks which are not carriying any stable load but a big drum on their back. This drum is always rotating to doing an important job for mixing liquid and perishable material ie concrete in it!
We need this study because the mixer trucks have very distinctive feature than other trucks on the roads.
This E-Book containing the following topics has been prepared to prevent mixer truck accidents. What is defensive driving, driving awareness, safety conscious, driving fundamentals, tips for safe drive, mixer truck accidents, extrem conditions, driving on road, driving off-road, driving at site, fit driver, safety training, safety culture.
Defensive driving in a concrete truck is driving to prevent accidents, in spite of the incorrect actions of others or adverse weather conditions. Drivers who are safety-conscious have developed good habits and practice them daily. And every time they get behind the wheel, they obey all important rules.
‘Defensive’ may be not an enough wording to cover all when talking about driving a vehicle. Defensive driving doesn’t mean you need to be scared when you’re behind the wheel, but it also doesn’t mean you should let confidence turn into aggressive driving. It’s important to find a good medium where driving techniques are obviously while also accounting for the actions of other drivers and potential hazards.
The question of what is meant by defensive driving is sometimes answered incorrectly. Defensive driving means driving cautiously and anticipating dangers early on. It does not mean, however, that one always waives one’s own rights. For example, if you drive into an intersection and have the right of way, defensive driving means that you pay attention to whether the other vehicles give you the right of way.
So if you start driving without paying attention to what others are doing, then this is considered offensive. However, if you set off while making sure that others don’t set off, then this is considered defensive driving.