Driving 101

Buckle your seat belts. We're taking a refresher course in driving. The two key points to keep in mind are visibility and maintaining space around the vehicle.

Scan your path, but don't stare at it. Shift your eyes every two seconds or so and check the rear-view mirror every five to eight seconds.

Prepare for the unexpected by leaving yourself an out. Keep space on all four sides of your vehicle, especially on the front.

Train yourself to always use your turn signals. They're the way other motorists become be aware of what you're doing.

Source: United Parcel Service

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