Headon Collisions (Continued)
When you reduce your
speed, the lower potencial change in speed of your vehicle
in a collision. An exception would be a rear end collision.
It is important to not drive so slow that there is a significant
difference between your and other traffic traveling headed
the same direction as your vehicle. Most freeways
have minimum speeds to reduce the likelyhood of collisions
due to some vehicles traveling too slow.
If you find yourself
headed off a road due to avoiding a collision or for whatever
reason, obviously, head for the path of least resistance.
You might end up hitting something, but it's better than
hitting another vehicle head on. If your going to hit something
go for the bushes instead of something hard like trees or
posts. Brake to slow your speed, but not so much that you
go into a skid. Squeeze non-A.B.S. brakes. For A.B.S. keep
heavy pressure on the pedal. Once skidding you will loose
you ability to steer and avoid obstacles.