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Letter: Safe and sound driving tips

Posted: 7/2/2021 8:00:10 AM

When I labored for the state, any person driving a state automobile was required to acquire a two-day defensive driving training course. The first time through, the instructors ended up fabulous and the materials was fascinating. Owning to repeat the correct same course just about every 3 yrs with lesser instructors such as myself was far more of a drag. Although I stimulate everybody to acquire the complete course, I will briefly supply what I contemplate the two most essential lessons.

Initially is the two-2nd rule: continue to be two seconds behind the car or truck forward by counting “a-thousand-1, a-thousand-two” following passing a pavement marking or highway sign. If your car is greatly loaded or the road a minimal slick and you feel it could possibly consider extended than typical to stop, count off 3 seconds or a lot more.

The second is that when you are waiting to make a left transform, retain your wheels pointed straight ahead until finally you in fact make the change. That way if a careless driver hits you from powering, you will be pushed into the stopped motor vehicle in advance (if there is one particular) alternatively of in entrance of the quick oncoming motor vehicle that is maintaining you from turning. It hurts me each individual time I hear about a single of these accidents.

Roy Schweiker

Harmony