Be Seen in Traffic
It is important that others are aware of you. Don’t drive where you are not visible to others (e.g. in blind spots, by ignoring block-outs).
Make sure others have time to see you. All movements should be commenced early and performed methodically.
The primary method of being seen is by stop and turn signals.
- By eye contact you know whether you have been seen. Is that driver or pedestrian looking at you?
- Attract attention, if necessary flash the headlights, tap the horn (develop a gentle tap on the horn).
- When other drivers, through courtesy or to improve traffic flow, let you through or into the traffic line, acknowledge their actions. Give them a wave or nod in appreciation.
- Although another driver may call on you, the decision to proceed safely is entirely yours.