City and urban driving
require particular alertness. Traffic congestion combined
with limited space on the roadway greatly effect driver
When you're driving
in the city, decrease speed to give yourself more time to
analyze the traffic ahead and identify possible dangers.
Slower speed allows more time to determine situations and
select the best driving tactic. Slower speed also increases
time. Look far ahead in traffic to check for hazards and
potential problems. Keep the entire area in mind. Be prepared
for the unexpected and leave yourself enough room to safely
maneuver. Be prepared to brake when you see brake lights
ahead, or when arriving at intersections. Be aware of stalled
or parked cars, which could have passengers entering or
exiting their vehicle.