Any kind of mechanical failure is dangerous.
- High speeds generate heat. Check oil, water level, radiator hoses and fan belt
- Be sure tires are safe for high speed driving. Blowouts are a common factor in crashes.
- If you have vehicle trouble be especially cautious at night. There is danger of being hit from the rear. Use all four flashing turn signals simultaneously.
- If vehicle is disabled, move it so that all wheels are off the traveled portion of the road, if possible.
- Raise hood or tie white cloth or handkerchief on left door handle or radio antenna.
- Remove vehicle without delay.
QUIT DRIVING WHEN DROWSY
- Drowsiness is the first step in falling asleep.
- Do not stare. Move your eyes from side to side and change focus from near to far.
- Keep vehicle interior as cool as possible.
- Take a break out of the vehicle every 100 miles.
- Speed limits—as posted. Speed limitations imposed by traffic, weather and road conditions are applicable on all highway systems.
- You are not required to drive at the maximum speed limits.
- High speed causes tire wear and results in poor gasoline mileage.
Vary speed from time to time to prevent monotony and road hypnosis. Driving at the same speed for a long time and distance dulls the senses and makes a driver crash prone.