When you are driving, it’s always ideal to scan the road 12 seconds ahead of you. This means you need to look at where your car will be in the next 12 seconds.
It might seem like a long distance, but being aware of what is happening some distance down the road can help you avoid getting into trouble. You should try to make this a habit to improve your safety when driving.
How do you tell how far 12 seconds is?
To tell how long a distance of 12 seconds is:
- Pull over to the side of a fairly straight road.
- Wait till a car passes you and count to 12 seconds.
- Note the distance between your car and the car that passed you after the 12 seconds. That’s how far you should look ahead.
Remember, your vehicle will cover a distance of 12 seconds much faster when you are moving at a higher speed. This means you will have to look much farther ahead when driving fast.Visit Our Google+ Page