|Topic: An Important Message|
SUV's and large size 4wd pick-ups are very big when compared with most
other vehicles on the highways(see bottom photo). There are three very
important considerations here.
First, most SUV's are heavier than the average car and therefore require a longer stopping distance when applying the brakes. Keep this in mind and give yourself more than the ordinary amount of room between yourself and the car in front of you.
Second, when you do follow others closely, all they can see in their rear view mirrors is your front bumper! You cannot imagine the aggravation that sets in with the driver in front of you. Give your fellow travelers a break and help cut down on the bad name SUV owners get by staying back a bit!
Third, those directly behind you cannot see a darn thing out ahead on the roadway. They may not see a dangerous situation developing ahead. Sudden maneuvers on your part can surprise the driver behind you and the next thing you know, they are parked inside the back of your SUV!! Brake slowly and give advanced and clear signals of your intentions to those behind you.
Finally, if you are following an SUV, try to give yourself more distance between yourself and the SUV so that you can see more of what is going on ahead, much like you would if you were following a semi truck or bus.
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