Seasons Greetings and a Cheerful New Year to all readers and drivers, and welcome back once again to the blog of the text Driver's Safety with the author James K Glaspy. In this Post I will recap on last years work and briefly mention some new points which have emerged recently and warrant inclusion here. Remember this text can be ordered for viewing from your local library anywhere in the world free of charge and you can access a copy of it there within days of your request.
In the Post titled Update of 22.07.09 and in the sections titled Weather Conditions and Reduced Visibility in the text, drivers are urged here to assess the visibility of the road and the weather conditions each time they enter the vehicle and to apply the appropriate measures mentioned in the text to those various weather conditions. Altered Road Conditions in the text refers to the surface condition of the road and is very important to driver safety. Drivers are urged to identify the shape, width and surface of the road, and whether the road is completely level or not in front of the vehicle, and to apply the appropriate measures mentioned in the text to the conditions outside the vehicle, including applying the various cornering suggestions to the different road surfaces in the different weather conditions.
In the Post titled Driver Fatigue and Turning Suggestions of 11.08.09 and in the sections titled Fatigue, Turning Suggestions, and Safety Suggestions in the text, drivers are here urged to avoid consuming flour based foods and breads prior to and while driving as these may leave you feeling sleepy and lethargic for several minutes soon after consumption. Always ensure cool water is kept in the vehicle and sipped constantly while traveling and keep the vehicle close to the side of the traveling lane at all times, to keep you alert and aware of the road conditions directly ahead, unless unsafe to do so. The limited amount of air inside the vehicle cabin must be kept clean at all times from contamination of any type. To help achieve this keep the fresh air vent on the dash closed to avoid contaminating the cabin air with engine oil fumes and engine exhaust fumes drawn into the cabin through this vent. Open windows slightly to keep a flow of fresh air entering the cabin and be aware that even an air conditioning system in the vehicle that is malfunctioning and running cool then hot erratically, can cause fatigue like symptoms including drowsiness, and the driver must immediately act to avoid being affected by these very dangerous circumstances. In this instance turn off the air conditioner immediately and lower the windows quickly to help overcome and control any adverse feelings of tiredness or illness.
In the Post titled Danger Spots on Roads of 09.10.2009 and in the section titled Danger Spots on Roads in the text, drivers are urged to approach and enter all intersections and rail line level crossings at all times with extreme caution, applying the appropriate measures mentioned in the text to each danger spot to assist in ensuring the risk here is reduced and avoided. Drivers are also urged to repeatedly visually check all approaching road ways at each and every intersection, and all lines at all rail line level crossings well before entering and crossing, even when a green light is displayed at the intersection, and if you have the right of way to proceed, and if the rail boom gates are open and the warning lights are not flashing. A very broad, thorough, complete, and prolonged inspection of each one of the entire nine danger spots is necessary prior to entry, to ensure a safer passage into and through these recognized notoriously dangerous street intersections and extremely dangerous rail line level crossings.
Thanks for reading, see you next post.
James K Glaspy
Author of Driver's Safety: Danger Spot and Speed Manual
Timothy G Albiez