It's important you know how to spot hazards and react to them in the right way. It will keep you and other road users safe.
Start by sitting in the front passenger seat and calling out the hazards you see as your coach is driving . When you're confident doing that, do the same thing while you’re doing the driving.
A hazard is something on or near the road that could potentially cause harm or lead to a crash. Examples of obvious hazards include:
There are also hidden hazards, which are harder to spot and more likely to cause a crash. Examples of these include:
At first you might need to actively think about each step in the hazard action plan. With time and experience it will become second nature, and you'll do it without even thinking about it.