Safety & Accident

Safety Tip: Avoiding a Rear-End Crash

September 18, 2017

VIDEO: Rear-End Crash Prevention

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation offers this safety advice to help drivers maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and decrease the chances of being involved in a rear-end crash:

  • Keep a steady speed and signal in advance when you’re about to turn.
  • Try to find a safe place out of traffic if you need to stop to pick up or let off passengers.
  • If you want to parallel park and there’s traffic coming behind you, put on your turn signal, pull next to the space, and allow vehicles behind you to pass before you park.
  • If you’re driving more slowly than other traffic on a multi-lane road, drive in the right-most travel lane.
  • When you have to drive so slowly that you slow down other vehicles, pull to the side of the road when safe to do so and let them pass. There are turnout areas on some two-lane roads you can use. Other two-lane roads sometimes have passing lanes.
  • Every now and then you may find yourself being followed too closely or being tailgated by another driver. If you are being followed too closely and there’s a right lane, move over to the right. If there’s no right lane, wait until the road ahead is clear and passing is legal, and then slowly reduce speed. This will encourage the tailgater to drive around you.
  • Never slow down quickly to discourage a tailgater. All that does is increase your risk of being hit from behind.

To watch a video providing much more advice on the subject, click on the photo or link below the headline.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Recent Topics

Hello to all the members I am checking to see if anyone is using a company for GPS/AVL called Fleet Complete (AT&T)? I would like to...

View Topic

Is anyone experiencing the following issue with their Ford Police Interceptors with the Ecoboost engine - after long periods of idling...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1134 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

FALS is a collaborative effort between the Ford Motor Company and a network of affiliated leasing companies to improve overall the leasing process and optimize profits in the leasing market.

Read more