Fleet Safety Tips: Two-Lane Roads

Aug 18, 2011

This week's Automotive Fleet safety tip concerns driving conditions that make it dangerous to pass a vehicle on a two-lane road. Make sure your drivers know this valuable information to keep themselves and others safe when working.

Do not pass when:

• Your vehicle is coming to the top of a hill

• Your vehicle is going around a curve and your view along the highway is obstructed

• Your vehicle is within 100 feet of a narrow bridge, viaduct or tunnel that has a sign posted to let you know it is there

• Your vehicle is within 100 feet of an intersection or railroad crossing

• Your vehicle must go off the pavement or onto the shoulder of the road in order to pass

• There is a stopped school bus in your lane or the oncoming lane, or there is a school bus with its red or amber warning signal lights flashing or its stop arm out

• Oncoming traffic is so close it would be dangerous to try to make it around the vehicle you are passing.

Fleet safety is important, so keep your drivers and budget safe with good fleet and fuel management!

Photo courtesy of Sheila Scarborough and re-used under the Creative Commons license.