Everyone who holds an Oregon driver’s license has implicitly agreed to do all in their power to prevent crashes. Three habits will help you succeed!
Most drivers only look three to four seconds ahead of their vehicle—perhaps two cars ahead. But research shows that more than 80% of crashes could be prevented if drivers had as little as ONE SECOND longer to deal with the problem. So, the first way to prevent crashes is to monitor traffic at least fifteen seconds ahead of your vehicle. You will gain awareness of traffic signals, slowing traffic, erratic drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and other hazards before they become an immediate problem.