[ dih-fen-siv drahy-ving ]
/ dɪˈfɛn sɪv ˈdraɪ vɪŋ /
the practice of using driving strategies that minimize risk and help avoid accidents, as by predicting hazards on the road (often used attributively): Get an insurance discount by taking a defensive driving course.
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- defensive back,
- defensive circle,
- defensive medicine,
Origin of defensive driving
First recorded in 1935–40
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