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by Jeff Rasansky - November 15, 2011
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Defensive driving classes are a great way to refresh your education and driving skills.

Another thing that defensive driving classes work very well for is lowering your insurance bill. It’s almost certain that at least one of the insurance companies out there will be willing to shave some money off of your monthly premium as a reward for having taken one of these classes. You will want, however, to speak with your insurance company before you determine which defensive driving class to take. The insurance company may only endorse a few different schools and there are many of them in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The skills.

Defensive driving classes teach a broad range of skills. The most important skill that they will teach is how to remain conscious of what’s going on around you. You will learn quite a few skills related to cornering, breaking, accelerating and avoiding danger, of course, but awareness is the single most important skill that you will learn.

car signalOne of the things that they will generally teach right away in a defensive driving class is how you maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you. One of the most common types of accidents in the world is the rear end collision. At the same time that this accident is a very common one, it’s also a very easy accident to avoid. When people get into rear end collisions, it’s most often because they are following too closely to the vehicle in front of them or because they momentarily stopped paying attention to what was going on around them. No matter how easy they are to avoid, however, rear end accidents are dangerous, sometimes deadly.

You will also usually learn a lot of skills related to driving in challenging conditions. This doesn’t only mean learning how to cope with weather conditions. It’s also likely that you will learn how to deal with heavy traffic, stop and go driving such as you would experience in a traffic jam and crowded intersections. All of these skills go a long way toward making you a better driver.

If you are injured in a car accident, you can contact a auto wreck lawyer in Dallas to determine whether or not the other driver may have been negligent and caused your accident because of their negligence. A good car accident attorney may be able to get you compensated by way of a jury award or settlement from the other driver, provided that your case is strong enough.

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