With nearly one third of all accidents in the US being rear end collisions it’s important to know how to avoid one. Here are three quick tips to keep you safe.
Don’t follow to closely. Leave space between you and other drivers. This will give you time to react without ending up in someone’s back seat.
Take another look. Check your mirrors and then check them again. Keep an eye on the traffic behind you. Don’t wait to the last second to stop. Anticipate obstacles, traffic, stop signs and red lights. Stop slowly to give the person behind you time to stop too.
Stay focused. Keep your eyes on the road and pay attention to what other drivers around you are doing. Don’t rely on them to see you, make sure you see them. Be aware of the weather conditions and pedestrians as well.
Stay safe out there! Drive smart.