Controlled Access Multi-Laned
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Use mirrors
- Check blind spots
- Signal intentions
- Change lanes gradually and carefully.