The IPDE Method
A critical component of any driver’s skill set, defensive driving involves anticipating how the actions of others and the conditions of the road will impact both your safety and the safety of those around you. Unfortunately, many drivers lack this ability, adopting a very limited scope on what constitutes responsible driving and consequently placing all on the road in danger.
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What is IPDE?
While sometimes inevitable, car accidents can often be avoided. IPDE is the acronym for a system, used by driver education programs nationwide, developed to promote improved defensive driving. Below is a summary of what each letter represents:
I – IDENTIFY potential dangers. Look out for other vehicles and roadway features, and appraise the condition of your own car.
P – PREDICT where on the road conflict might arise. Anticipate the actions of other drivers, as well as the consequences of your own actions.
D – DECIDE what, when, and where. Mentally prepare to take a specific action to avert danger. For example, you might choose to change speed or direction.
E – EXECUTE the action you have conceived. Navigate the car to prevent a potential accident.
Practicing defensive driving will certainly reduce the threat of a car accident, but cannot totally eliminate all danger. The unexpected frequently occurs, particularly where the actions of others are concerned. For guidance in the aftermath of an accident caused by the mistakes of another driver, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.