Let other drivers know what you plan to do. By following the suggestions below, you may be able to avoid an accident.
Keep your vehicle where it can be seen. Drive through another driver's blind spot as quickly as you can or drop back.
Adjusting speed. You must never drive faster than is safe for the current conditions. No matter what the speed limit sign may say your speed should depend on road conditions.
Accurate turning. Slow down before you enter the curve. Braking on a curve may cause you to skid.
Be careful on wet and slippery road. Slow down when there is a lot of water on the road. In a heavy rain, your tires can lose all contact with the road at about 50 mph.
Here are some guidelines to help you adjust speed:
• Wet road – go 5 to 10 miles slower.
• Packed snow – cut speed in half.
• Ice – slow to a crawl.
Driving in traffic try to keep common speed. Accidents tend to happen when one driver is going faster or slower than other vehicles on the road. Drive slower so you can stop in the distance you have.
You should usually drive slower in these places:
• Shopping centers, parking lots, and downtown areas.
• Roads with heavy traffic.
• When you see brake lights coming on several vehicles ahead of you.
• Narrow bridges and through tunnels.
• Near schools, playgrounds, and in residential areas.