Name: Farida Tijani
From: bronx, New York
Grade: College Freshman
School: Guttman Community College
are many ideas and laws that are created to ensure a safe and
pleasurable driving experience. Some are avoiding aggressive drivers,
alertness while driving, and vehicle following distance, vehicle
speed, and special driving situations.
of many factors in remaining safe on the roads is the ability to
control your emotions and your stress. Some driver’s do not know how
to deal with stress. This emotion can hinder the ability to drive
safely and ensure safety on the roads. If you encounter a vehicle
that is driving recklessly, and constantly following too closely the
best thing to do is to do to avoid a confrontation is to reduce speed
and allow him to overtake your vehicle. Do not provoke the driver
just let them pass.
are avoidable, all it takes is to be aware of your surroundings. Pay
attention do what you are doing. Cell phones radios and newspapers
are common distractions while in a motor vehicle. If you must use a
mobile device, ensure that you have a hands-free accessory for it. If
not pull over and make your call. Never try to understand or navigate
a map while operating a vehicle. This can cause you to commit a
traffic violation, or even injure a pedestrian.
is a rule of thumb that can help keep a safe following distance while
traveling the roads. It is called the “Two Second Rule”.
Following a vehicle too closely is called “tailgating.” Use
the two-second rule to determine a safe following distance. Select a
fixed object on the road ahead such as a sign, tree or overpass. When
the vehicle ahead of you passes the object, count “one-thousand-one,
one-thousand-two.” You should not reach the object before you
count to one-thousand-two. If you do, you are following too closely.
Most rear end collisions are caused by the vehicle in back following
the proper speed is critical while driving. Not only may it keep you
alive, but it will also keep you from committing a crime.