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Road Signs

Knowledge of the different road signs is crucial when you want to be a responsible driver. It is important to be educated in the different kinds of road signs such as:

You can hover your mouse over the icons to find out what kind of signs they are.

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Divided Highway Ends
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One Way Traffic Do Not Enter
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Hill Ahead
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Hospital Emergency Services
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Keep Right Of Divider
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Right Lane Ends Merge Left
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Merging Traffic Entering From Right
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No Left Turn
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No U-Turn
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Railroad Crossing
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School Crossing
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Traffic Signal Ahead
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Slippery When Wet
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Stop
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Two Way Traffic
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Yield

Safety Tips

Drowsy Driving

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that approximately 100,000 police-reported crashes occur annually and (about 1.5 percent of all crashes) involve drowsiness or fatigue as a principal causal factor.

A conservative estimate of related fatalities is 1,500 annually or 4 percent of all traffic crash fatalities. At least 71,000 people are injured in fall-asleep crashes each year. The economic costs are immense: NHTSA estimates that these crashes represent $12.5 billion in monetary losses each year.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STAY ALERT WHILE DRIVING:

  • Sleep/take naps: Your best bet is to get enough sleep every day. If you must stay up late, afternoon naps are a great way to get more sleep. If you feel drowsy while driving, a 15-minute nap can be very effective. Make sure to pull over in a safe place.
  • Caffeine: Avoid caffeine during the last half of your workday as it may contribute to sleeping problems. You can gain short-term alertness by drinking coffee or other caffeine sources if driving, but it usually takes 30 minutes to take effect and wears off after a few hours.
  • Regular stops: You should stop every 100 miles or 2 hours. Switch drivers if you can.
  • Avoid Alcohol: If you have been drinking, please don’t drive! In addition to being illegal, alcohol makes you sleepy and amplifies your fatigue.

Source: http://www.dmv.ny.gov/

Right on Red

At many intersections in New York State, governed by traffic lights, you may make a right turn when the light is red. You must come to a complete stop, check the intersection for vehicles and pedestrians, and proceed to make a right turn when it is safe to do so.

  • Turning right on red is prohibited in cities with a population of more than one million unless a sign permits it.
  • Turning right on red is prohibited if a sign at the intersection prohibits it.

Source: http://www.dmv.ny.gov/

Two-Second Rule

Use the “TWO SECOND RULE.”

Choose an object near or above the road ahead. As the vehicle ahead passes it, count aloud, slowly, “one thousand one, one thousand two.” If you reach the object before you finish counting, you are following too closely. Allow the other vehicle to get further ahead. In bad weather, increase the count to three or four seconds for extra space.

Source: http://www.dmv.ny.gov/

Winter Driving Tip

Driving in Snow and Ice

The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it. Don’t go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.

If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared and that you know how to handle road conditions. It’s helpful to practice winter driving techniques in a snowy, open parking lot, so you’re familiar with how your car handles. Consult your owner’s manual for tips specific to your vehicle.

Driving Safely on Icy Roads

  • Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.
  • Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake.
  • Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.
  • Keep your lights and windshield clean.
  • Let the engine help you, use low gears to keep traction, especially on hills.
  • Never use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads.
  • Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads, which will freeze first. Even at temperatures above freezing, if the conditions are wet, you might encounter ice in shady areas or on exposed roadways like bridges.
  • Don’t pass snow plows and sanding trucks. The drivers have limited visibility, and you’re likely to find the road in front of them worse than the road behind.
  • Don’t assume your vehicle can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel and front-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads, especially when breaking.

If Your Rear Wheels Skid…

  • Take your foot off the accelerator.
  • Steer in the direction you want the front wheels to go. If your rear wheels are sliding left, steer left. If they’re sliding right, steer right.
  • If your rear wheels start sliding the other way as you recover, ease the steering wheel toward that side. You might have to steer left and right a few times to get your vehicle completely under control.
  • If you have standard brakes, pump them gently.
  • If you have anti-lock brakes (ABS), do not pump the brakes. Apply steady pressure to the brakes. You will feel the brakes pulse — this is normal.

If Your Front Wheels Skid…

  • Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral, but don’t try to steer immediately and don’t slam on the brakes.
  • As the wheels skid sideways, they will slow the vehicle and traction will return. As it does, steer in the direction you want to go. Then put the transmission in “drive” or release the clutch, and accelerate gently.

If You Get Stuck…

  • Do not spin your wheels. This will only dig you in deeper.
  • Turn your wheels from side to side a few times to push snow out of the way.
  • Use a light touch on the gas, to ease your car out.
  • Use a shovel to clear snow away from the wheels and the underside of the car.
  • Pour sand, kitty litter, gravel or salt in the path of the wheels, to help get traction.
  • Try rocking the vehicle. (Check your owner’s manual first — it can damage the transmission on some vehicles.) Shift from forward to reverse, and back again. Each time you’re in gear, give a light touch on the gas until the vehicle gets going.
  • Make sure to keep a blanket, shovel, cell phone and charger in your car in case you are stranded.

Sources: National Safety Council, AAA and NYS Department of Motor Vehicles.

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