Tips for Avoiding rear-end collisions part 2
- Increase your following distance during adverse road, weather and traffic conditions.
- During extreme adverse road and weather conditions, find a safe place to park and wait until conditions improve.
- Slow down well in advance of intersections and toll booths. Fuel, oil and grease dripping from stopped vehicles in these areas can create slick pavement. During winter months ice may accumulate in these areas.
- Don’t assume that because a traffic light is yellow the driver if the vehicle in front of you is going to go through the intersection.
- Avoid stopping too closely to the vehicle in front of you at intersections. Keep at least one full vehicle length between you and the other vehicle. Be alert for vehicles that may pull away from a traffic light then stop suddenly.
- Do not roll through intersection. Keep your eyes on the vehicle ahead of you. be sure you can stop safely if the driver of the vehicle in front of you stops suddenly.
- Significant property damage or serious injury can occur even at low speeds. Remember that when you double the speed of your vehicle, you quadruple the force at impact in a collision.