Are you in control while driving? I know we all think that we are the best drivers on the road… Your ability to control your vehicle is great, but are you controlling the other drivers for your safety to prevent accidents, collisions and injuries? Safe driving is more than paying attention and being able to stop quickly.
When coming to a stop, slow down early using your brake lights to alert other drivers, then coast up to the position you want to stop at. Make a habit of checking your mirrors when stopping to ensure the other driver is reacting appropriately. By bringing the speed of traffic down early, you reduce the potential collision speed should a collision occur. This technique also allows you more time to make decisions and adjustments if the following driver is not reacting the way you would like.