Effective communication plays role in safe driving

Effective communication key to traffic safety
Effective communication key to traffic safety

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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At the age of five I was already obsessed with all things automotive being able to identify the make and model of car by just the sound of its engine going down the street in front of our house in the small town on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Although I have been covering and writing about the automotive scene for more than 40 years and the light still grows brightly.