KOMMONSENTSJANE – TIP FOR THE UPCOMING MEMORIAL HOLIDAY – DON’T TREAD ON ME.

With millions of drivers on the highways this Memorial Day weekend, be careful, leave road rage at home and put your courtesy cap on, and never tailgate, ever.

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Never tailgate – one of the most dangerous things you can do behind the wheel. To be safe always observe the 3-second rule to give yourself time to react if the driver ahead of you blows a tire, slams on the brakes, or just generally does the unexpected.

Need a refresher on the 3-second rule? Identify a landmark coming up on the road – then begin counting as the driver in front of you passes it. If you pass that same landmark in fewer than 3 seconds, you are too close. Reduce your speed or pass the driver in front of you. At night, in poor weather or bad road conditions, increase the 3 seconds to perhaps 8 or 10 seconds.

Got someone on your tail? Move to the slow lane on the freeway, or if necessary, engage your blinkers to let the other driver know – he is too close.

Another thing I do when driving is when a bunch of cars are packed together and all of them are jockeying to be first, I slow down and get out of the pack because you never know when someone will do something stupid to cause a wreck.

Have a happy holiday and be safe.

kommonsentsjane

About kommonsentsjane

Enjoys sports and all kinds of music, especially dance music. Playing the keyboard and piano are favorites. Family and friends are very important.
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