Drivers must learn to 'anticipate'
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Published 5:20 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013
It's graduation time and it's especially important for new drivers to drive extra sharp.
Anticipate. By that I mean train your eyes to:
1) Look 300 yards down the road; 2) 300 feet; and 3) 30 feet, for a pot hole, curve or your next turn.
And be considerate of the drivers approaching you, as well as the ones behind, by using your directional signal at least a block before your turn.
Rules of the road: Keep right except to pass -- on the thruway, pass other cars or trucks going slowly and then get over. Don't stay in the passing lane.
On the highway, when you see brake lights way ahead, increase the interval to the car ahead and tap your brakes to wake up the drivers behind you before they end up in your trunk.
No texting and driving!
Bob Sharp was a six-time, Sports Car Club of America national racing champion and IMSA GTU champion with 10 starts and 10 wins; past Nissan and Ferrari-Maserati car dealer; 50 years of selling cars and racing with Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Walter Payton and his son, Scott Sharp. Bob wants to help future, new and experienced drivers have fun but stay safe in a lifetime adventure in the craft of driving.