Scary Driving Scenarios and How to Handle Them
Hopefully, you'll never need to use anything from this list but it's good to know just in case. Here are some scary driving scenarios and how to handle them.
How many times have you driven on route 8 and There's an oncoming car in your lane? Try getting their attention by honking and flashing your lights. If that doesn't work, slow down or stop while getting out of their way. And don't just stare at the car, because your car will follow your line of sight.
This happened to me a couple of weeks ago, to the point where I almost missed a turn in the road and could have gone flying into a bunch of trees it happened because the sun blinded me. Do your best to slowly drive in a straight line, and pay attention to what the drivers around you are doing. Chances are, they're dealing with the same thing.
One of the most annoying things that can happen is when someone is tailgating you. It's frustrating, but the safest thing is obviously to just let them pass you, with the way some people are now about their driving you don't want to have to deal with Mr. or Mrs road rage.
I drive into work real early in the morning and have gotten used to animals darting out in the road or just standing there in the road. Try to stay calm and avoid it with minimal braking and steering. Overreacting can cause more damage than just hitting it. If it's a big deer or moose well that could do a lot of damage.
I have been rear-ended in my car while I was sitting at a red light, a terrible experience you're about to be rear-ended. It depends on the situation. If you're stopped at a busy intersection, someone hitting you from behind could send you into traffic and you could get T-boned. In that case, you'd want to step on the brake before they hit you. It was scary when it happened to me I looked in my rearview mirror and saw this truck coming at me and not slowing down so I saw it coming.
But on the other hand, taking your foot off the brake if there's nothing in front of you will let you roll forward and the impact won't be as bad.