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
- 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
- Once you are able to control
your vehicle blow your horn to alert other drivers.