Cities have the highest concentrations of traffic
Pay special attention to intersections
Forcing your way into another lane can cause angry or aggressive reactions
Tips for summer driving in the city
- Be twice as alert - there's more to watch out for!
Cities and urban areas have the highest concentrations and varieties of traffic, from pedestrians, trams and bicycles to utility vehicles like street sweepers and garbage trucks. There is twice as much to watch out for.
You have to pay great attention to what is going on in front, to the sides and behind your vehicle.
- In addition to using the mirrors, look over your shoulder
Watch out for blind spots, even if you've checked all your mirrors. Whenever changing lanes or pulling away from the curb, look around to check for other cars or motorcycles.
- Intersections demand extra alertness
Pay special attention to intersections. There is more to watch out for and more that can go wrong.
Go slowly, and anticipate wrong moves by pedestrians.
- Signal consistently and well in advance.
Always signal well in advance when turning or changing lanes. Forcing your way into another lane can cause angry or aggressive reactions.
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- Develop a co-operative and flexible attitude
Concentrate on making allowances for others when they make mistakes. This can help avoid tense situations that can lead to accidents.