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Safe Driving Tips Expressway Driving VA to Fine Slow Left Lane Expressway Drivers 1.Communicate on the expressway  Virginia law states that you must always signal when changing directions.  You need to increase communication on the expressway by signaling.  Be sure to communicate lane changes, merges, exits and entrances.  By signalling, you prepare those around you for your change in direction.   Statistically,  there are less crashes on the expressway than on urban and rural roads, but crashes are usually more serious due to high speeds.  You should make every effort to increase expressway driving safety by communicating. IF THERE IS NO ONE BESIDE YOU AND...

Techniques for avoiding collisions- SIPDE [caption id="attachment_53" align="alignnone" width="300"] SIPDE and safe driving[/caption] Techniques for avoiding collisions- SIPDE S.I.P.D.E is an acronym for defensive driving. #Defensivedriving is not a passive activity, but rather an active, conscious effort made to train your eyes and mind to drive in a defensive manner. By using this system of scanning the environment, identifying possible conflicts and preparing in advance for these conflicts you will be able to, essentially: decide ahead what action you need to take in order to execute smooth movements and avoid any conflict that may arise. An intersection in an urban environment is the most potentially dangerous...

  Holiday driving!Holiday driving! Watch out! As so many of us are traveling during the holidays, here are a few tips to remember as you navigate our roads.   Always be sure your attention is on the road in front of you!  Your lIne of sight (LOS) is your path of travel (POT).children.  Research shows that you must never take your eyes off the road for more than 1 second. Stay back! Many tavelers are in unfamiliar territory.  You need to stay back and let them make a few mistakes.  You always need to be at least 2 seconds back at all road speeds.  To...