Street Survival - Advanced Defensive Driving

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Fork

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For our purposes, we define a fork, off-ramp, or exit ramp, as any lane that branches off from the mainstream traffic at an acute (non 90°) angle.

Whenever a lane forks, the peril exists that someone will try and change their direction at the last second.

The dangers associated with a fork in the road depend on various factors such as the location, the type of road, the weather conditions, and the behavior of the drivers.

What makes forks especially dangerous is that people are willing to take a risk or may be desperate or even panicky, because, if they don't, it may mean many kilometers or miles that they will then need to travel out their way to get back on course.

☠️ Alert:

Dangers Lane Fork

Avoid Fork

Be on the lookout for someone changing their mind right before a fork in the lane.

Take Fork

Whenever you approach a fork in the lane, expect that someone may change direction at the last moment.

☠️ Dangers associated with a fork in the road

  • Confusion: When drivers come to a fork in the road, they may become confused and unsure of which direction to take. This confusion can lead to hesitation and delays, as well as potential collisions.

  • Speeding: If drivers are traveling at high speeds, they may not have enough time to react to a fork in the road. This can lead to missed turns or abrupt lane changes, which can be dangerous for other drivers on the road.

  • Collisions: If two or more vehicles are approaching a fork in the road at the same time, there is a risk of collision. This can happen if drivers are not paying attention or are driving recklessly.

  • Poor visibility: If visibility is poor due to weather conditions, it can be difficult for drivers to see the road ahead and make the correct turn. This can be especially dangerous at night or during heavy rain or fog.

  • Road conditions: If the road is in poor condition, such as being poorly lit or having potholes or uneven surfaces, it can make it more difficult for drivers to navigate a fork in the road.

To minimize the risks associated with a fork in the road, it is important for drivers to pay close attention to road signs and markings, reduce speed when approaching a fork in the road, and be aware of other drivers on the road.

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