Of our five senses, we primarily rely on the sense of sight for our driving. While all drivers have this sense, some “see” the road and traffic situation far better than others. Why do some drivers possess a superior road awareness while others don’t? Because they are using several if not all of these tips: Stay Alert A number of factors go into your alertness when driving. First, you must have an alert mind. This requires getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night. You must not drive under.
Periodically we hear of 30 car pile-ups, 50 car pile-ups, and even sometimes crashes involving 100 cars or other vehicles. What causes these? How could so many vehicles be involved in these accidents? Each of these situations can cause a chain reaction multi-vehicle accident. FOG Fog is created when warm and cold air combine causing condensation. It forms during changes in temperature and is often close to the ground. Fog is blinding. It is impossible to see anything. It can come up very suddenly on the road. Drivers may not.
Obeying the traffic laws and safe driving isn’t easy when many people on the road don’t share your mindset. You make an effort to allow a safe following distance only to have a tailgater negate this by following you too closely. How do you deal with aggressive tailgaters without becoming aggressive yourself? Here are five suggestions: Don’t Get Drawn into the Aggressive Driving “Game” While getting some revenge may seem tempting, the other driver will simply respond in kind. The result is an unpleasant and dangerous road battle that could.
Despite decades of public service announcements about the dangers of speeding, the problem is alive and well today. A common reason for this is that it’s easy to do and doesn’t feel dangerous. Cars have powerful engines and have very smooth and quiet rides. When sitting on comfortable upholstery and surrounded by music, it’s easy to forget that a wrong movement of the hand on the steering wheel can kill the occupants of the car. People also speed because of attitudes shaped by common myths. Here are three of them: My.
Having a driver’s license is a huge responsibility. That’s because any mistake motorists make while behind the wheel can cause a catastrophic accident in a matter of seconds. Safe driving requires both concentration and care. Here are four dangerous driving mistakes you need to avoid: Driving Drowsy Driving drowsy is just as dangerous as driving drunk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 83,000 car accidents and over 1,000 fatalities are caused by tired drivers every year. They have decreased reaction times and impaired decision making. If.
There are exceptional drivers who haven’t had a car accident in decades, and there are people with checkered driving records filled with accidents. People in the second category are often in denial about the true state of their driving skills. For the benefit of these drivers, here are three signs that you are at high risk of getting into an accident: Your Driving History Has Multiple Car Accidents Accidents do happen, but when they’re a recurring pattern, they aren’t fluke occurrences. The average person has three to four accidents over their entire lifetime as a.
Black ice forms on the roadway when the surface temperature falls to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below. This phenomenon usually occurs suddenly. A driver can be traveling down a wet road without any difficulty and suddenly the situation changes. Ice. Almost as quickly as the road turned into a skating rink, it can change back to an innocent wet roadway. Freezing conditions occur at 32 degrees and can thaw quickly when the surface temperature goes up slightly. Black ice is invisible. It is difficult or impossible to tell black ice.
We rely on sunlight and the lack of it to ‘tell’ our bodies when it’s time for wakefulness and for sleep. It’s responsible for our circadian rhythm, which is essentially a 24 hour wake/sleep pattern of our biological functions. The 24 hour cycle of sunlight and darkness keeps everyone’s ‘internal’ clocks synchronized in a particular geographic location. If you fly to another part of the world, your circadian rhythm eventually adjusts to the day/night cycle of the particular locality. It turns out that the blue-green part of sunlight is responsible.
Tragic accidents involving death occur every day in the United States. Many who die in these accidents were doing nothing wrong. They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. An operator of a motor vehicle can be held responsible for the death of another if they are driving negligently. One can be considered driving negligently if they caused the death of another by doing something that could have been prevented. This is referred to as a wrongful death. Distracted Driving Driving while using a cell phone or other device, reading a.
When children in California turn 15 ½, they often take the test for their temporary license. After many hours of practice time on the roadways, they get their license. And their freedom. Unfortunately, this new found freedom can come with a price as teens often find themselves distracted behind the wheel. The National Transportation Safety Board has worried about distracted driving and teenagers for years, which is why the agency recommended that all states prohibit those with learner’s permits and intermediate licenses from using cell phones while driving. Common teenage.