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HOW TO AVOID TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

Speed is a major factor in many accidents. Driving too fast

for condition of the road, weather, vehicle or driver

increases your chances of having an accident. Reduce speed

during adverse weather conditions. Rain, ice, sleet, snow

and otherwise poor road surfaces can increase your stopping

distance dramatically. Add worn tires or brakes to this and

the distance increases further. Poor driving skills on top

of  these other factors can make the situation almost

impossible. Keep your vehicle in good condition. Worn tires

and brakes can decrease your ability to control the vehicle

under emergency stopping and turning situations. Replace

windshield wipers regularly and keep the windshield washer

full and in operating condition. Dirty or muddy water

splashed onto your window can cause a "blackout" for several

seconds while  you locate and activate the washer. Be

familiar with its location and operation so that you may use

it quickly and without taking your eyes off the road.

Wear your seatbelt. It will hold you in place during violent

maneuvers. You might do an excellent job of recognizing a

hazard suddenly appearing in front of you, realize there's no

time to stop, make an abrupt turn to the left, and then find

yourself thrown all the way to the passenger side of the

vehicle. What do you do then? You brace yourself for the

accident your going to cause trying to avoid the first one!

There are many other sudden happenings that can cause you  to

thrown around inside of the vehicle, and once that happens

you're no longer in  control. You become just another

passenger along for the ride. Speaking of passengers; buckle

them down too. Flying passengers can injure or kill you  as

well as themselves. Get a physicist to compute for you the

effective weight of your 175 pound passenger when he hits you

in a 30 MPH crash! It'll scare you!

Stay away from other vehicles! That may sound silly, but

most accidents involve two or more vehicles. Try not to be

near those who are looking for a place to wreck! Don't

tailgate and don't allow others to tailgate you. If traffic

conditions are light (you LA folks won't understand this)

try not to drive beside other vehicles. They'll always

swerve right into you when they try to dodge that dog or cat

in the road! If a vehicle next to you is struck by another

vehicle, he could be pushed into you. If you're not in

"downtown" traffic, and can do so, spread out. (I know you

LA people are saying "what  planet is this guy from?")

Intersections are the favorite meeting places  for  cars  and

drivers looking for a place to crash. Always check cross

traffic before starting out on a green light. Someone is

always trying to get the last part of that yellow light.

Stay away from 18-wheelers at all times. Always avoid being

on the right side of one, especially near places where the

truck driver might want to make a right turn. Large

tractor-trailer rigs must, by the nature of their size, make

wide right turns. That is, they cannot make a right turn

from the right lane like smaller vehicles.  This maneuver may

give the appearance of an open lane available for use by an

unsuspecting person not seeing the truck's turn signal. Many

a car and driver has been crushed by the trailer and wheels

of those large rigs. Another hazard of those big trucks is

retread tires coming apart on the highway. Have you ever

been beside one of those big rigs when an old retreaded tire

decides to blow? It'll get your attention fast! It can

cause some drivers to change lanes or slow abruptly. If

you're on a motorcycle you could be seriously injured if you

are close behind or beside  on of these rigs when a tire

blows. We've all seen those tire remnants scattered about

the highway so be aware that it happens quite often.

All vehicles come from the factory with "blind spots"

installed free of charge. Know where yours are and always

check them before making a lane change. Remember; you can't

check them with mirrors. That's why they're called blind

spots. You'll have to turn around and actually look. Don't

ride in the blind spots of other vehicle. You're just asking

for trouble if you do. Parking lots are one of the best

places to find a fender bender. They're a good place to have

your head on a swivel. Vehicles seem to come out of nowhere

in a mall parking lot and you'll have to be constantly

looking left and right if you want to stay out of trouble.

 

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