November 29, 2022

Five Rules for Safe Driving

These five rules for safe driving are adapted from the Smith System, trainers for safe driving.

  1. Aim high in steering.
    Look 15 seconds into your future. Don’t just watch the vehicle in front of you.
  2. Get the big picture.
    Use the four second rule to avoid following too closely.
  3. Keep your eyes moving.
    Avoid fixed stares.
  4. Leave yourself an out.
    There’s no substitute for space.
  5. Make sure they see you.
    Use eye contact, turn signals, lights, etc. to help ensure other drivers see you.
About Bob Bergey

Bob has been driving motorcoaches since 2002, in every state east of the Mississippi and a few west, as well as the four southeastern-most provinces of Canada. In addition to driving, he's an avid photographer (and former professional), enjoys writing and technology.