The ABC’s of Defensive Driving
Preventing accidents on the road starts with understanding safety and risk. The definition of safety is freedom from risk. On the road, it’s impossible to be completely safe because it’s impossible to be completely risk free. Accidents are an unplanned event that always have a cause. It’s the humans behind the wheel (including yourself) that pose the risk on the roads.
Since nobody wakes up in the morning saying, “you know what, I think I’ll cause an accident this morning and make 10,000 people late for work this morning”, why do we ever have accidents? It’s a simple as ABC: Antecedent, Behavior, and Consequence.
Those are big words for me so let’s break them down with a driving example in terms I can understand. You’re running late to deliver a load. So, to make it in time, you start to speed. The antecedent is that you’re late for the meeting, the behavior is speeding, and the consequence (expected result) is to make it in time.
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