July 1, 2013
Driving in inclement weather can be hazardous, but taking the time to learn a few tricks for bad roads can make a significant difference in how dangerous those road conditions actually are. Read on to learn more.
It seems obvious, but slowing down in heavy rain or snow is imperative to staying safe. Drivers who proceed with posted speed limits (or go even faster) on dangerous roads could be setting themselves up for disaster.
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May 4, 2013
We’ve all been there. The car in front of us is going very slowly, and we would like to speed things up. Maybe the car in front of you is damaged or perhaps the driver is not paying attention, but you want to get in front. However, if you are on a two-lane road, with the other lane devoted to oncoming traffic, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, make sure that passing is permitted. Look at the dividing line. If it is dashed, passing is allowed, but if it is solid, (more…)
May 3, 2013
How To Adjust Your Mirrors For The Best Visibility
Adjust Your Mirrors Before You Drive
One of the most essential steps of driving is safety. This means you should adjust your mirrors while the car is in park. You will want to adjust the rear view mirror as well as the side door mirrors. Additionally, if you are in the middle of driving and need to adjust your mirrors, you should do so at a stop sign or at the next traffic light.
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April 30, 2013
Learning more about when it is appropriate to take a left turn during a red light can ensure that you are able to stay safe, even in a busy intersection. Lesser known traffic laws and poorly understood regulations can quickly become a potentially hazardous situation. Educating yourself about situations where turning onto a one-way street can be a viable option will ensure that you are not putting yourself or others at risk whenever you do so. Motorists who seek to educate themselves regarding any (more…)
April 28, 2013
There’s an old joke about traffic lights that goes like this: “Green means stop. Red means go. Yellow means speed up.”
But seriously, do you know what to do when you encounter a yellow light? What you should do depends on where you are and how fast you are going.
Generally, if you are inside the “zone of no return,” which is about 100 feet from the intersection, when the light turns yellow, you will not be able to stop in time, and trying to do so could be even more dangerous, because you could cause someone (more…)
April 27, 2013
When You Should Honk Your Horn
Timing is Everything
The horn was installed for drivers, in order to communicate with animals in the road, pedestrians who are not watching where they are walking and for drivers who are merging into your lane. In a sense, it was implemented as a warning noise. However, many people abuse this design and create a maelstrom of noise pollution with their over-eager hands.
The horn is not designed to be an extension of a person’s road rage. In fact, the horn is designed to provide a warning to other drivers, animals or pedestrians.Take a look at Our Website to find out how liberty-mutual insurance can help protect you from angry drivers.
Noise As Pollution
How often do you hear horns in a city? The major reason why drivers use their horn is to instigate movement in traffic. However, the horn was not designed for typical use. In fact, it was instituted, in order to provide drivers with a last resort mechanism or instantaneous warning sign.
The Good Horn
However, the horn has prevented many accidents. In this sense, the horn has been a substantial addition for cars. Despite the countless abuses of the horn
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