know most of this, but
a reminder never hurts—and an
accident always does.
wear safety belts.
ride in the back seat with safety
belts on and/or in
a child safety seat.
Drive defensively, defensively,
Dusk is a particularly
dangerous time on intercity highways
some drivers delay turning on their
headlights until after dark.
Oncoming traffic can be very difficult
Situational awareness is imperative.
Use the horn to get pedestrians'
Use horn and lights to get the attention
of other drivers.
Pay attention when other drivers
use their horns.
Check all mirrors and use
directional signals for lane changes.
||Don't be impatient...
Check right side mirror in particular.
Confirm with direct visual
Do not rely solely on mirrors.
Use four-way flashers to warn drivers
behind of slowed/blocked traffic
to avoid being hit from behind.
Drive defensively! This is not a
catch phrase to be taken lightly.
Expect the unexpected.
Drive each day as though
you were on a mission: the goal of which is
not to be involved in an accident,
cause an accident or strike a pedestrian.
Watch out for trucks and
take the right-of-way without signaling,
whether they are entitled to it or
Make sure your lights, signals,
horn and brakes are in proper order.
During rain and snowstorms, drivers
must be extremely attentive and situationally
aware. Accidents increase dramatically
during storms and particularly at
Assume nothing! Make no assumptions
about what another driver may do
or how they will react in a situation.
Do not assume that they have seen
your vehicle or will do the "right" thing, or that you have the right of way.
—by Tom Brosnahan