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Dealing with emergencies

June 9, 2012
By DAVE WERNER ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

If you drive long enough (and that probably won't be very long), you will undoubtedly encounter some type of emergency, and it's good practice to know what to do when it happens. We can't anticipate every situation but practicing defensive driving is the best protection you have. Following, in no particular order, are some things you should consider before they happen so you will be better able to handle these situations. The countermeasures presented here are only suggestions based on the experience of safety experts and are not meant to be memorized and applied in every situation, as every driving emergency is somewhat different depending on circumstances. Furthermore, for the same emergency situation, every expert will suggest a countermeasure that will likely be slightly differ from the next. Lastly, much credit for this article should be given to the Ontario Driver's Handbook, which lists many suggestions for coping with some common road emergencies.



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