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Florida Driver Handbook: Crossing Intersections

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Florida Driver Handbook: Crossing Intersections

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5. Driving Safety

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.