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Every 18 seconds someone is involved in an auto accident; every 11 minutes someone dies. Here are some street-smart strategies every driver should practice:

• Be cautions at intersections, a danger zone. Intersections can be risky because there are a lot of distractions: turning cars, pedestrians and red-light runners.

• Steer clear of erratic drivers. Let a tailgater pass you.

• Keep your eyes on the road. Talking on a cell phone or reading a map can distract you and lead to an accident. Keep in mind that a distracted driver might also be near you. Drive cautiously.

• Be alert near parked cars. Someone could open a car door or pull out in front of you.

• Don’t drive sleep-deprived. Sleep is not a matter of willpower, but a biological need. If you become drowsy, pull off the road and get some rest.

• When passing another car, get past the driver’s blind spot as quickly and safely as possible.

• Know your brakes. Most cars have antilock brakes, which require a driver to apply a firm and continuous pressure on the pedal.

• In stormy weather, leave extra space between you and the car ahead.

• Don’t drive through water. A small amount of water can disable a vehicle in seconds.

• Don’t forget the basics: Buckle your seatbelt, limit loose objects in your car and lock your doors.

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Hi Sil Blade. While these general posts are interesting, please post a reply to this thread with more info about your interest in Cadillacs so we know you aren't just posting generic auto articles copied from other sites. This is a *discussion* site for Cadillac enthusiasts.


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