Thursday, December 27, 2012

Driving Tip: Don't spin your tires on ice or snow.

If you accelerate too quickly on ice or snow, your powered wheels will spin, and you will lose control of your steering...

Push gently down on the accelerator, and if the powered wheels start spinning, ease off the accelerator and push down gently again.

[Excerpt from Driving You Safely p. 89]

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Driving Tip: A turning vehicle in front of you might stop!

You never know what the turning driver in front of you will encounter when they get into the turn itself. They may suddenly see something that they need to stop for. If they do stop, you need to be far enough behind, and slowing down enough already, to stop without hitting them!

[Excerpt from Driving You Safely p. 44]

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Driving Tip: Check your blind spot!

ALWAYS turn your head and check the blind spot BEFORE you start your turn or move into the lane next to you. You can make a preliminary check with your mirrors, but make that last check by looking directly over into the blind spot!

[Excerpt from Driving You Safely p. 59]