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Controlled Access Multi-Laned

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CHANGING LANES … CHECK BLIND SPOTS

  • Driver of front car cannot see other two cars in inside mirror.
  • Check mirrors and look over shoulder toward the rear before changing lanes.
  • If traffic conditions permit don’t cruise in blind spot of vehicle ahead.

FOLLOWING

  • Rear end crashes are one of the greatest crashes problems on high speed highways.
  • Use the Four-Second Rule.
  • Do not follow the same vehicle or group of vehicles for a long distance – this results in assuming a “spectator” role and you cease to consider the car ahead as a source of danger.
  • Don’t drive in other drivers’ blind spot. They cannot see you with their inside mirror if you are near their left or right rear fender.

PASSING

  • Slow moving vehicles must keep right.
  • Safe passing is dependent upon cooperation between drivers. Do not speed up when being passed.
  • Don’t cut in too soon. Quick movements at high speed can be fatal.
  • Be aware of a truck’s “deaf spot.” Partial vacuum often prevents truck drivers from hearing your horn.

CHANGING LANES

  1. Use mirrors
  2. Check blind spots
  3. Signal intentions
  4. Change lanes gradually and carefully.