We've all seen it. People automatically assume it is time to catch up on all those phone calls once they set foot inside the car. There are also many indicators of a driver talking on the phone, including driving slower and inability to maintain a consistent lane position. If you see someone talking on a car phone move away from them and keep an eye on them. It is probably not a good idea to pass them and get directly in front of them. Keep them in front of you or if you do over take, make sure to stay in a different lane. Apply the same mentality to those "texting" while driving. It is not uncommon to see a handheld poised right next to the steerign wheel, or a newspaper/book either!
For questions, comments, or suggestions on safety tips please contact Rob 'Throttle' Capozzi.
|Gloves||Eye Protection||What did you say?|
|Be seen||Counter Steering||Braking|
|Rear End Slides||Stopping and weight||Curves and braking|
|Railroad Crossings||Lane positioning||Watch your mirrors|
|The line of death||Where’s the sun?||Blind spots|
|Slick spots||Intersections||Green means (pause, pause) go|
|Check that attitude||Celullar Phones||Inspect your scoot before you ride|
|Check those tires||Cold||Heat|
|Gravel||Rain||Tight right turns from a stop|
|Target Fixation||I had to lay it down||Emergency gear to wear|
|Emergency stop situation on a highway||Avoid steel||Looks like new|
|Don’t be so quick to pass||Use your horn proactively||What’s your exposure?|