L Trent Safety tip ~ Have an Escape

Have an Escape
Always try to have an “out” in any driving situation. Be prepared for the unexpected. A good safety cushion, an early decision and being seen are all escapes. The following points are important to remember when on the road;

  • Don’t use the lane where traffic is entering or merging
  • When stopping in traffic, is there an escape on the left side?
  • Examine road shoulders – they may be needed
  • Be in the right gear; if needed, use the accelerator to escape
  • When slowing, adjust your braking speed to the actions of the following vehicle
  • When approaching intersections, reduce speed. If a vehicle unexpectedly enters, can you stop?