Florida Driver Handbook: Crossing IntersectionsOrder now
5. Driving Safety
- 5.1. Distracted Drivers
- 5.2. Getting Ready to Drive
- 5.3. Defensive Driving
- 5.4. Driving Safety for Mature Drivers - Tips to Help You Drive Safer .... Longer
- 5.5. When You Back Up
- 5.6. Avoiding Rear-end Collisions
- 5.7. Emotions
- 5.8. Basic Driver Improvement
- 5.9. Safety Belts
- 5.10. Protecting Children
- 5.11. Speed Limits
- 5.12. Following Officer's and Fireman's Instructions
- 5.13. Crossing Intersections
- 5.14. Right-of-Way
- 5.15. Stop Signs
- 5.16. Open Intersections
- 5.17. Roundabouts
- 5.18. Driveways
- 5.19. Emergency Vehicles
- 5.20. Making Turns
- 5.21. Turnabout (Three-Point Turn)
- 5.22. Turn Signals and Emergency Signals
- 5.23. Traffic Lanes
- 5.24. Blind Spots
- 5.25. Passing
- 5.26. Minimum Safe Following Distances
- 5.27. Parking
- 5.28. Expressway Driving
- 5.29. Night Driving
- 5.30. Animals
- 5.31. Reduced Visibility
- 5.32. Handling Emergencies
- 5.33. First Aid
More crashes happen at intersections than any other place. Be very careful when approaching any intersection or driveway.
- Look both ways and be ready to brake or stop.
- Drive at the slowest speed just before entering the intersection, not while crossing.
- Do not pass or change lanes.
- Be aware of vehicles behind you.
Will they be able to stop if necessary? If you are stopped, look for bicyclists and pedestrians who may be crossing the intersection from either direction or motorists on the cross street who may be passing a bicycle or other vehicle and be in the opposing lane.
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