A hazard is basically anything that you will need to react to in order to avoid an accident.
There are 2 types of hazards, hidden and visible hazards. Visible hazards are those that you can easily see such as a cyclist on a narrow road or potholes, while hidden hazards are those that you can’t spot immediately such as parked vehicles that can pull out without any warning.
For experienced drivers, spotting hazards is an effortless task. New drivers, however, need to put some effort to identify them – especially those that are hidden
Tips for checking for hazards
- Constantly scan ahead. Do not just look directly in front of you when driving, scan at least 12 seconds ahead and the adjacent areas to be aware of everything.
- Keep on the lookout for both hidden and visible hazards.
- Keep tracking hazards until they no longer pose a risk to you.
To prevent panic in case you need to react to a hazard, think ahead and plan the course of action you’d take if you had to. This way you won’t have to think when reacting.Visit Our Google+ Page