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The five seeing habits while driving….
Observation and concentration are required at all times while driving. You need to be aware of the road and traffic conditions if you want to avoid an accident! Observing helps you decide how to drive. If you notice that traffic is congested ahead, you need to slow down and ensure you have enough space to escape… Let’s read further and review the five seeing habits that most drivers adapt…
2. Be ready to take action.1 . Plan your action for the conditions ahead. Here is what you need to do: 1. Looking beyond does not mean you stop paying attention to things that are closer. near & far. 3.Look far ahead… Look as far down the road as possible to uncover important traffic and road conditions. Transportation Tuesday . so that you make the right decision as you drive along. Be prepared based on what you see. Look for curves and be prepared for any hazards. Good drivers shift their attention back & forth.
Know it all so that you are ready to react! Transportation Tuesday .2 .Look around… Look around and get the big picture. as you need to know what is happening around you. Are drivers preparing to change lanes? Are cars merging from right or left? Are there people crossing the street? Are speeding vehicles following close behind you? Look to find out. Do not succumb to tunnel vision.
. When caught in a tight spot. Prior to signalling. manoeuvring is a little difficult. Keep your eyes moving and don’t stare! Check your mirrors to keep up with traffic conditions.3 .Keep your eyes moving. Remember active eyes keep you Transportation Tuesday updated! . Make use of your mirrors. you should check to see if your path is clear and no one has moved into your blind spot. Check it regularly so that you don’t miss any action! Bear in mind… When changing lanes you need to make sure you have enough room.
See if you have enough space. Make sure you have enough space all around your vehicle.4 . but remember. other drivers take it for granted and the tendency is not to leave space at all. leaving space gives you time to think and to take action. just in case you need to make a sudden escape.. Sometimes when we leave space. Leave space in front. When you stop make sure you leave adequate space and you are able to see the driver’s rear tires! Transportation Tuesday .
Communicate with them by using your lights. Children tend to run across the road while playing or simply when they want to cross the street. signals or horn at the appropriate time. They may not be able to see you. Let them know that you are approaching. Establishing eye contact helps to to avoid a collision! Transportation Tuesday . Pedestrians and bicyclists can be hazards.5 . You have to be extra careful if children are around.Can others see you? Inform other road users that you are there.
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