Presentation on theme: "Transportation Tuesday TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY COLLISIONS often happen because one driver does not see another driver, or when one driver does something."— Presentation transcript:
Transportation Tuesday TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY COLLISIONS often happen because one driver does not see another driver, or when one driver does something the other driver does not expect. Use your INDICATORS to avoid collisions - let others know what youre doing
Transportation Tuesday WHY USE YOUR INDICATORS? Allows other drivers to understand what you plan to do slow down or move around you break early to avoid a rear-end collision find another parking space HOW TO USE INDICATORS Early - at least 30m before you make a move After youve checked your mirrors to be sure that its safe to make your manoeuvre Before you brake to slow down
Transportation Tuesday YOU SHOULD USE YOUR INDICATORS WHEN... Starting off / joining traffic Changing lanes Stopping at the side of the road Parking (let others know what space you plan to use) Turning into a side road Making a U-turn Merging into traffic Avoiding something on the road - traffic cones, dogs, potholes …. AVOID CONFUSION … be careful that you do not signal too early. If there are streets, driveways or entrances between you and where you want to turn, wait until you have passed them to signal. Your brake lights will warn traffic behind you that you are slowing down.
Transportation Tuesday SIGNALING AT ROUNDABOUTS If taking the first exit … If taking an intermediate exit … When taking the last exit, or going full circle … signal left and approach in the left hand lane keep to the left and keep signaling when you pass the exit before yours, move into position to exit signal right and leave the roundabout signal right and approach in the right hand lane keep to the right and keep signaling until you have turned do not signal at first be in the right or middle lane when your exit is next, signal right and move into position
Transportation Tuesday WATCH OUT FOR... Motorbikes / cyclists will signal with their hands/arms - be ready to give them space. Other drivers who do not signal - make sure you are travelling at a safe distance so you can avoid rear-end collisions. Only proceed when you are sure it is safe - dont take risks to save seconds. Indicators that are still flashing after a turn - never assume the driver has forgotten - they may be about to make another move HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS ARE NOT INDICATORS... Do not use hazard warning lights if you just want to park or wait (illegally or otherwise). If you see hazard warning lights, be ready to slow down and move around a stopping vehicle.
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