How to negotiate intersections

intersections
Intersections are one of the most common problematic areas for drivers

Intersections can be the most dangerous locations on any roadway. More collisions occur at intersections than at any other location. More cyclists and pedestrians are killed or injured at intersections than at any other point on the road. Successfully negotiating intersections is one of the most basic – yet often poorly done — driving skills. An inordinate number of incidents occur in these locations for two basic reasons — excessive speed or the failure to identify an issue in time to take proper action. This occurs most often because of inattention, but also due to failure to use proper visual skills.

As with most things involving the control of moving vehicles, time and space are the keys.

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About Richard 144 Articles
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.