SHORT TRIPS: MOST ACCIDENTS HAPPEN WITHIN 25 MILES OF HOME

This article provides some helpful tips on making short trips, or trips within about 25 miles of your home. Such trips may be made "around" town on freeways or "across" town on city streets. Since statistics state that most accidents happen close to home, driving through town and around it should be taken seriously. Statistics also show that most automobile accidents happen at intersections, and freeways, whatever their hazards, don't have intersections. The tips offered cover such topics as getting on and off freeways, what the lanes should be used for, passing on freeways, what to do in case of a break down on the freeway, accident avoidance, yellow lights, getting stuck in heavy traffic, right turn on red, and the use of rear view and side mirrors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

    Norton AFB, CA  United States  92409
  • Publication Date: 1985-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 7 p.
  • Serial:
    • Driver
    • Volume: 19
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495550
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 422
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM