Defensive Driving in Los Angeles

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The San Fernando Valley is a major gateway to the greater Los Angeles metro area sitting 20 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. At the heart of the San Fernando Valley there are two major freeways that intersect; the 405 (the most busy freeway in the United States) and the 5 freeway which runs from Northern California all the way south of the state towards the Mexican border city of Tijuana.

Surrounded by high traffic arteries, learning the defensive driving skill is a must. And unlike other major metropolis such as New York City where underground metro systems is their major way of transportation, in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley residents rely on their very own automobile to move around. Sitting in traffic for over two hours a day is not a rarity for individuals that reside in the San Fernando Valley but work in the Greater Los Angeles area. And as any city with major transit traffic issues the San Fernando Valley is no stranger to accident. That is why learning to drive in a defensive manner is valuable skill that must be learned by any driver in the San Fernando Valley.

In the every changing world of technology, cell phones have become a major problem on the road. And it's not uncommon to see drivers holding their cell phones to their ears while driving.

Technology has created the most dangerous drivers on the road. Drivers that try to multitask while behind the wheel are fast becoming road hazards and are causing the greater number of accidents at an alarming rate. Talking on the phone while driving, texting while behind the wheel, browsing the web on a laptop while driving are just some examples on how technology is causing an alarming number of accidents. Also, technology is not just affecting individuals behind the wheel. On Friday September 12th, in California the most deadly train crash in California was caused by a train engine engineer missing a red signal because he was texting on his cell phone!

How can Defensive Driving Help?

Defensive Driving is a skill that can help you save your and your families life. While in the road, all of us at some point notice those drivers that speed aggressively, some wonder into your lane because of not paying attention while driving, others like to follow closely and the most dangerous are the ones that make sudden turns without signaling. This is offensive driving manners and we are faced with them every day while on the road.

It's clear that we cannot control the actions of others while behind the wheel but learning the defensive driving skills can help us avoid danger caused by irresponsible drivers. The core of defensive driving revolves around staying focus, being alert and anticipates moves from drivers around you. When behind the wheel, being a well trained defensive driver will teach you the skill of stay at a safe distance, be prepared on what to do in case a drivers around you decide to just pull into your lane, visualize and anticipate danger and how to react to avoid being caught in the middle.

Vista Driving Schools is a community own Driving Schools in the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles area specialized in providing the skill of defensive driving for their students. Vista has been in business since 1988 and it has taught thousands of San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles drivers how to stay alive while behind the wheel.

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Vista Driving and Traffic School is located in Canoga Park, California and is able to provide it's driving school services through the Greater Los Angeles are which includes Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside counties. Contact Vista Driving School in San Fernando Valley alive while behind the wheel with Vista and protect yourself and your family.

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This article was published on 2010/04/15