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SAFETY MOMENT: Mind traffic flow patterns, be patient on the road

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  • Kyle Black 

At Seneca Meadows we have traffic flow plans and patterns in place along with maps that identify potential “hot zones” where there is a higher potential for dangerous situations.  We also train our team to maintain safe following distances between vehicles.  4 seconds of space is the general rule of distance, and it doubles to 8 seconds in inclement weather, heavy traffic and night driving.


Strategies to mind your distance:

  • Adjust speed gradually and vehicle position to create optimal distance.
  • Always leave the front and one side open to be able to make a distance creating maneuver.
  • Avoid tailgaters and let them pass.
  • Understand traffic patterns and stay within those patterns.
  • Use 12 seconds of space in bad weather.