Up to 80 per cent of crashes can be eliminated, or reduced in severity if drivers had one additional second of warning. Awareness results from paying attention, communication and vision. Communication is by definition an exchange of information. A great deal rests on how well and how soon a driver communicates with other road users. Whether they are on wheels or on foot.
Effective roadway communication centres around sending a clear signal about your intentions at the proper time. It also means recognizing signals sent by other road users. The timing and clarity of this communication is significant to both parties. As the sender, the driver must select the best method and time to do so. As a receiver, you must be able to see and recognize or understand the message.
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