There are approximately 6 million car accidents in the United States each year. While some people walk away without injuries, that's not always the case. About three million people are injured in accidents each year, and in many cases, the accidents and injuries are due to impaired or distracted driving. Defensive driving is a technique that reduces the likelihood of getting in a traffic accident. There are many different ways to engage in defensive driving. You need to use all the techniques so you will stay safe on the road.