Tips to prevent slow driving accidents

April 8th, 2014 by admin

With so many speeding drivers on the road, it may seem surprising that driving too slowly can also be hazardous and increase your risk of getting into an accident. While it's a good idea for fast drivers to slow down and exercise caution in busy driving situations, going too slow can be just as dangerous. Drivers moving too slowly in the fast lane can cause people to pass in the slow lane, creating a hazardous situation for everyone on the highway. Roads have rules for a reason and it is best for drivers to adhere to the speed limits and traffic laws as closely and often as possible. You may want to consider the following tips next time you are out on the road. 

Mind your speed – While you are the only person who can take responsibility for your driving speed, it is important to be aware of other drivers around you who may be moving at dangerously slow speeds. As spring and summer traffic begin to pick up, now is the time to start thinking about being more aware of your speed as road work inevitably will have a greater presence than normal. 

Slow drivers could be distracted – Slow drivers can contribute to hazardous driving conditions whether on the highway or just driving around town. If a vehicle is moving especially slow, it could mean the driver is distracted by a cell phone. It is also possible that the driver is intoxicated and you should keep a safe distance from their vehicle. 

Mind the signs – Be mindful of speed limit signs all the time, not just in work zones and school zones. Being an aware and assertive driver will help you stay safe on the road. It will help the other drivers around you stay safe too.