Highway Driving Safety Tips

Highway Driving Safety Tips

Highway Driving Safety Tips

Highway Driving Safety Tips. Regardless of where you live and travel, it is essential to drive safely and exercise due care on the highway. Being prepared and adjusting your driving habits can make the difference in maximizing your safety. Whether you are taking to the freeway for commuting to work or going on long road trips with family and friends, follow these driving tips to help keep you and your loved ones out of harm’s way.

Follow Rules of the Road

Drivers are expected to establish proper distance and speed when changing lanes and merging onto the highway. Use the fast lane only if you are overtaking a slower moving vehicle. By traveling in the right lane, you have the ability to get out of the way of an impending collision or road obstacle.

Monitor Your Speed

Speeding is considered a type of aggressive driving behavior that is dangerous for everyone on the road. Remember to adjust your speed when approaching congested traffic or construction zones. Reduced speed is also imperative in inclement conditions such as fog and rain. When facing these types of detours on the road, allow yourself more time to reach your destination to reduce your odds of a car accident.

Avoid Tailgating

Motorists are obligated to drive cautiously and to expect the unexpected on the road. Cautious driving means allowing a safe following distance between your car and other vehicles. Following too closely is considered tailgating, which can agitate other motorists on the road and heighten the risk of an auto accident.

Share the Road

Driving on the highway usually means sharing the road with large trucks. Use your blinker to indicate lane changes and allow sufficient space when merging in front of semi-trucks or passing them. Keep in mind that cutting off a big rig can prompt the trucker to brake abruptly, which may cause the truck to shift and lose control. When traveling along rural highways, also expect to share the road with pedestrians, bicyclists, and farmers using tractors.


Maximizing your visibility on the road is critical to ensuring your safety. Make sure to turn on your headlights when driving in poor weather conditions and at night.

Undivided Attention

Activities that divert a driver’s attention from the road are considered a major threat against safety, according to the Insurance Information Institute. These include texting or calling on a cell phone, eating, fiddling with the stereo, or applying makeup. Distracted driving can be prevented by avoiding distractions while behind the wheel and giving the road your full, undivided attention.

Manteca Auto Accident Attorneys

I’m Ed Smith, a Manteca auto accident attorney. Even the most cautious drivers can find themselves involved in a car accident. When a victim suffers injuries in a crash caused by a negligent driver, an experienced attorney can help in obtaining compensation to cover damages such as medical treatment costs, time away from work, and other related expenses. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please feel free to reach out to me anytime at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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