Don't Go A Lane Changing Too Quick

Jim Luff
Posted on February 4, 2015
Many avoidable accidents happen during lane changing maneuvers. When changing lanes at highway speeds, a mishap can easily spell death for you, your passengers and those riding in other vehicles involved in the crash.
  • When you are changing lanes, make sure that your lane change will not cause you to end up behind a vehicle without sufficient distance between you.
  • Make sure as you change lanes that another vehicle is not attempting to move into the same space.
  • Make sure that your lane change does not cause a person behind you to have to slam on their brakes or take evasive action to avoid a collision with you or another vehicle as a result of your lane change.

Related Topics: chauffeur training, defensive driving, driver training, driving, Jim Luff, Safety, Shop Talk blog, vehicle safety

Jim Luff Contributing Editor
Comments ( 1 )
  • Tony

     | about 3 years ago

    One thing that is extremely dangerous is loading luggage in the front seat that blocks ANY part of your vision at all. The same goes for the drivers who have the front passenger seat moved all the way forward, completely obstructing the drivers vision. Making a right lane change under these conditions is not only very dangerous, but weapons grade stupid as well.

More Stories