Rear-end collisions account for 49 percent of all accidents. The NHTSA found in a 2007 study that drivers involved in rear-end crashes were “routinely engaged in activities that divert their attention from the forward roadway while driving,” and 64 percent of those involved in rear-end collisions were not looking at the road at the time of the crash.
One way we can avoid a near miss or collision is to turn on our turn signal prior to pressing on the brakes. Given that most people are driving too close to the car in front, we can start alerting the driver prior to the location where we are planning on turning. As we approach, the turn is when we press on the brakes. Most people tend to do it backwards, which increases the chances of a rear-end collision. Driving smart and defensively will avoid unnecessary accidents.
Safety is everyone’s business; at home and at work