Prevent Backing Collisions

National statistics indicate that backing collisions account for about one-quarter of all collisions. Of course, the growing number of rear-vision camera systems figures to decrease these incidents in the future, but backing vehicles will always carry its own set of risks. The following is a list of safety tips, provided by the Texas Department of Insurance, aimed at preventing backing collisions. ~Become familiar with the vehicle's blind spots. ~Think in advance. ~Park defensively. ~Perform a walk-around ~Know the clearances. ~Remember that every backing situation is new and different. ~Use a spotter. ~After the walk=around, do not delay.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 4:04 PM and is filed under Safety Alerts, The Blue Bulletin, Uncategorized.

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