Highway driving is comparable to city
driving. Like city roads, highways, also called expressways,
are typically well maintained and jam-packed with traffic.
However, the speeds drivers maintain on the highway are
usually much faster than the speeds maintained on inner
city roads. Because of the high speeds, you must be cautious
to keep sufficient space around your vehicle at all times
to ensure your safety.
When another driver
makes a driving error, you need time to act in response.
You can give yourself this time by keeping sufficient space
between your vehicle and the vehicles around you. Keep a
"space cushion" on all sides of your car. An area
of open space surrounding your vehicle is known as a space
cushion. It allows you the space needed to brake or maneuver
when faced with a perilous driving situation.