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September 22, 2020
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Avoid Collisions By Considering Other Drivers

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The more you drive your car, the more you will come across different situations and circumstances. When you end up being surrounded by many vehicles and different types of drivers, there will be situations that will occur unexpectedly. If you know what is going on around you and you know the type of drivers surround you, you can prevent accidents from happening. This article is going to focus on being considerate when driving to minimize the chances of getting into an accident on the road.

One sort of road user that we notice all the time happen to be cyclists. You'll discover a few cyclists who are alert to their surroundings and are abiding by the rules while others drive like they are the only ones on the road. It could possibly become dangerous during rush hour since they are harder to see and they approach you from the rear. It is a good idea to check your mirror and to glance over your shoulder when pulling out or overtaking to make sure that there isn't anyone in your blind spot that you have missed. Cyclists often ride in groups as well so approach them with care and only overtake when you know it is safe to do so.

Motorcyclists are like cyclists however they are obviously much faster. Although many motorcyle drivers abide by the rules, there are some who love to ride fast and may be speeding up behind you without you knowing it. A large number of motorcyclists weave in and out of lanes which means you need to be sure that they are not behind you when you are swapping lanes.

Big vehicles such as coaches and lorries have their very own set of challenges you have to try to avoid. When someone is using a lorry they most likely are not familiar with the area as they can travel all over the country, so unexpected maneuvers can happen particularly at roundabouts and junctions. These drivers may also be sleepy or tired from the extended drives so you need to be sure that they can see you as you approach. Occasionally you may have a driver who isn't familiar with the signs or traffic laws, so if you see one of those, stay as far away as you can.

You need to be extremely cautious when it comes to pedestrians especially around schools and shopping locations. In this situation, the speed at which you drive could make the difference between stopping without risk and a tragedy. If you are responsive to what is going on around you and you are considerate of others on the road, then you will be safe and you will prevent accidents from happening.


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