Driving Tip: SMARRT Driving Part 4

Jim Luff
Posted on January 15, 2014

JIM & JEFF LUFF DRIVING GEM: [Note: This is the third in a series of weekly driving tips from LCT contributing editor and operator Jim Luff and his son, Jeff Luff, who works for Jim's limousine company in Bakersfield, Calif.]:

Recognize & Respond: When you see a hazard, immediately reduce your speed. For a hazard occurring in the red zone, brake hard, followed by immediately releasing to avoid skidding and to maintain steering control. Do not ever cross into an oncoming lane of traffic to avoid a collision; always move to your right, leaving the roadway if necessary. Know how to respond and always plan for the unexpected; what if that car fails to stop, or that car suddenly changes lanes, or that child runs into the street after a ball? Be aware of striking animals crossing in front of you. Skidding in an effort to avoid striking an animal is the cause of many traffic accidents. SMARRT Driving Parts 1-3 here

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