Focus Far Ahead
One of the best safety habits is to look far ahead up the road as you drive. Many drivers tend to focus just on what is directly in front of them, leading to trouble. When you look further ahead you will be able to read the road and traffic better. You’ll also gain a wider perspective while your highway safety goes up with this practise.
Don’t Rely Just on Mirrors
As for changing lanes, you should ALWAYS do a quick “shoulder peek” in ADDITION to checking your mirrors. Do not rely just on mirrors because even the smallest blind spots can be deadly at high speeds.
Beware of the Car Beside You
Always be aware of both the cars beside you and cars behind you. Keep checking the rear view mirror. If you had seen a car behind you but it’s no longer there, then the car likely moved on to your side and could now be in your blind spot. Also, beware of drifting towards the divider line. Maintain two feet of distance from cars driving in lanes to the side of you. Most deadly accidents happen because two cars didn’t notice each other and tried to occupy the same space.
Over 1,000 fatalities occur each year, often due to drivers failing to notice bumps or collapsed pavement they weren’t expecting. Respect work zone speed limits.
Watch What Trucks Do
Trucks have an elevated position to see the road, and can seeroad trouble sooner than cars can. Because they’re tall, oncoming traffic see them sooner. . Trucks are great for following, and their brake lights will warn you of coming trouble.