be a good driver, you need to watch carefully where you
are going. Look
down the road 10 to 15 seconds ahead of you. A driver needs
to look that far ahead to see hazards early. In the city,
10 to 15 seconds is about one block. On the highway, 10
to 15 seconds is about a quarter of a mile.
the car ahead, know
the position of other vehicles around you. Leave enough
space between you and the vehicle ahead. Make sure that you can see where the tires of the car in front of
you meet the road. This will give you a space cushion to
prevent a collision, incase the car ahead suddenly stops.
If you hit a car in the rear, for any reason, it
is ticketed as your fault by the police officer.
If your car is struck from behind, the space cushion
will also allow you enough space to move around the vehicle
ahead. Look for lanes that are clear. You may need them.