Look ahead in turns
Look ahead at cars in the distance
Get up to speed when merging with traffic
Go easy on the brakes when stopping
In racing situations, you’ll want to stop as quickly as possible. For everyday driving, there’s no need to constantly exercise those big brakes. When able, lift off the gas sooner and coast in gear as far as you can. This leaves extra room in front of you to respond to emergencies, and it also helps save you fuel.
Drive a manual transmission
Learn to control oversteer
Get good at driving backwards
Patience behind the wheel is a crucial. It’s something we all struggle with, but patience isn’t just about keeping a lid on road rage. The next time you’re about to pull out in front of a car, take a second to look back. Perhaps you have just enough space to make the turn, but if there’s little to no traffic behind, why not wait a few more seconds for the car to pass? Likewise, when you’re on a highway approaching your exit, why not wait behind slower traffic instead of passing then cutting back at the last second?
Once you start driving in a more laid-back manner, you quickly realise just how many risky situations can be completely avoided simply by exercising a little bit of patience.