Driving Tip: Changing Lanes & Merging

Posted on August 28, 2013 by - Also by this author

JIM’S Driving Gem: Changing lanes is one of the leading causes of accidents on freeways. Blind spots on both sides can easily hide a motorcycle in the lane next to you. When possible, install convex mirrors for added safety. Late model Ford-Lincoln products now include these as standard equipment. When changing lanes on the freeway, always observe your mirror for 10 seconds before you begin your merge in addition to turning your head and taking a quick glance over your shoulder.  This quick, over-the-shoulder look could save the life of a motorcyclist or avoid hitting another car by merging into their lane. -- Jim Luff, LCT contributing editor

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