Congested Traffic: Strategies for Reducing Risk:
- If possible, try to avoid driving alongside another car. If either you or the driver next to you needed to swerve to avoid a hazard, a sideswipe collision could occur. In addition, try to stay out of the blind spot of a car next to you.
- As you’re preparing to come to a stop, tap your brake pedal so that your brake lights illuminate briefly. The driver behind you should reduce his speed and increase his following distance in order to avoid a collision with your car.