Avoiding Rear-End Collisions

Most if not all rear-end collisions can be avoided by following some strategic safety practices. Preventing these kinds of accidents are imperative because in almost all cases the party doing the “rear-ending” is deemed at fault by traffic laws and thus 100% of the ensuing damages and liability is imparted to the employer of the driver.

I. Rear-end collisions can be avoided by maintaining a safe following Distance, thinking and looking far ahead so that you can anticipate The need to stop, controlling your speed, and not allowing your Vehicle to roll backwards into another vehicle.

II. To avoid rear-end collisions, the operator/driver must use and practice the use Of safe following and stopping distances. In order to understand the problem, And what the vehicle operator must do to avoid rear-end collisions, they need a total Understanding of the following:

A. Definition of a safe following distance:
1. The distance required to enable the operator/driver to Stop or steer around an object that suddenly appears in Front of your vehicle, or stop your vehicle when another Vehicle comes to a sudden stop in front of your vehicle.

III. Following distances: to drive safely the operator/driver must maintain adequate following distances, and understand the two elements that are required for

Safe stopping time:
A. Reaction time: is the time a situation arises to the time the operator/driver Identifies the hazard, and predicts its immediate influence on himself, and decides On the appropriate action, and the execution of the action.

B. Stopping time: is from the time the brakes are applied, and the distance the Vehicle travels until it comes to a complete stop.

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