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COMEDY DEFENSIVE DRIVING®

  • "That i was able to take the course on my own time."
    - M. Monsivais, Houston, TX
    March 29, 2017 (Student # 3,483,051)
  • "I liked how fast it felt and direct."
    - S. Onyekwere, Corinth, TX
    March 29, 2017 (Student # 3,483,052)
  • "It was just wacky enough to keep me from dying of boredom."
    - A. Muirhead, Killeen, TX
    March 29, 2017 (Student # 3,483,053)
  • "Practical information about things you run into while driving."
    - R. Brown, Royse City, TX
    March 29, 2017 (Student # 3,483,054)
  • "The animated sequences with "celebrity" voices were fun."
    - N. Nagle, Austin, TX
    March 29, 2017 (Student # 3,483,055)
  • "The ease of watching and not having to take notes. the tests were easy"
    - R. Agler, Spring, TX
    March 29, 2017 (Student # 3,483,056)
  • "It was cheesy but kept you entertained, which kept your attention"
    - J. Chapa, Fort Worth, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,057)
  • "It wasn't boring, but it wasn't hilarious either."
    - D. Gushwa, Houston, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,058)
  • "Christopher walken, and "the arnold""
    - E. Cabrera, San Antonio, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,059)
  • "The cartoons and animations"
    - Y. Richardson, Killeen, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,060)
  • "The comedy kept it entertaining"
    - M. Roeder, Houston, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,061)
  • "The comedy that was inside the course.."
    - G. Caviness, Tyler, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,062)
  • "Doesn't take itself too seriously."
    - T. Bell, Midland, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,063)
  • "I liked how the videos were interesting enough to keep my attention!!"
    - S. Schnitzer, Austin, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,064)
  • "It's interesting, not boring at all."
    - J. Lopez, Huntsville, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,065)
  • "Flexible hours...can log on and log off. very convenient."
    - R. Matsuda, Dallas, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,066)
  • "I could read the information if i was unable to listen."
    - O. Flora, Spring, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,067)
  • "Flexibility in when i completed the sessions"
    - K. Evans, Houston, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,068)
  • "Entertaining and informative"
    - D. Keth, Pasadena, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,069)
  • "The short intervals and ability to return to the class."
    - H. Peters, Double Oak, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,070)
  • "That it is a comedy course"
    - F. Hussein, Arlington, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,071)
  • "That the questions were easy to get through"
    - L. Duff, Sugar Land, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,072)
  • "All video, no cumulative exam, enjoyable"
    - T. Fluitt, Helotes, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,073)
  • "That i could read the script under the videos."
    - C. Andrews, Keller, TX
    March 28, 2017 (Student # 3,483,074)

Using Your Mirrors – Texas Defensive Driving Online Course

Using Your Mirrors – Texas Defensive Driving Online Course

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The objective of our mirrors is to change lane position without getting in another driver’s way or cutting them off. Inside rear-view mirrors will only give the driver a view directly behind them.
By not using your side-view mirrors, you are narrowing your scope of visibility by as much as 50%.
 
Your side-view mirrors will tell you more in relation to where traffic is around you than your rear-view mirror ever will. By focusing on the sides you have a much better view of where the traffic is moving around you. Most people adjust their mirrors so they can see the side of the vehicle on the inside edge of the mirror. Consider the view when the side-view mirrors are set up as just described. Essentially, you have created “tunnel vision” to the rear.
 
Your side-view mirrors overlap much of what your inside rearview mirrors sees and you’ve also created blind spots. The solution is called the wide-view mirror. Simply adjust the side-view mirrors just beyond the point where you could see the side of your vehicle on the inside edge of the mirror. With this setup, you completely solve the blind spot problem.
 
For the case where there is a vehicle present that isn’t visible when checking the mirrors, the vehicle’s position will probably be such that its front end is adjacent to your door and you’ll spot it in your peripheral vision as you check the side-view mirror. Most of us have dealt with blind spots by turning our head for a quick check. With well-positioned mirrors, your head won’t have to turn as far to check any possibly remaining blind spots. For example; when getting on a highway your ability to judge how to best merge with the traffic flow, that you are about come together with, will be greatly enhanced with the wide-view side-mirror. Likewise, as you pass interchanges on the highway your ability to monitor traffic entering the highway is also enhanced.
 
New drivers should be taught to concentrate on side-view mirror usage. Do this by completely removing the inside rear-view mirror from their vehicle. It’s something truck drivers do extraordinary well everyday and they have a lot bigger area to worry about. By using only the side-view mirrors a driver will develop a habit of scanning their mirrors every few seconds and this is a very good habit to develop. By doing this you will be much more focused in heavy traffic and less likely to be caught off-guard by another vehicle entering the space you are trying to occupy as well. You will also have better vision to your front with the inside rear-view mirror removed.

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