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Defensive Driving Traffic Safety Tips

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Collision Traps

Side Collision Traps

One or both sides of your vehicle can be blocked by traffic causing a collision trap to occur. If you are on a busy freeway, it can be hard or nearly impossible to avoid traffic traveling at your side. Speed up, unless it sacrifice's your frontal space cushion, or slow down to give yourself a way out in the event of an emergency situation. Use your lights and/or horn to communicate to help maintain your space cushion.

If your vehicle is hit on the side, here are some tips to remember:

    • Hold on to the steering wheel tightly. You may be thrown against the side of the vehicle and unable to steer or brake.
    • Quickly steer and/or brake to avoid any traffic the collision may have forced you towards.
    • Once you are able to control your vehicle blow your horn to alert other drivers.