News: This simple action you do every day could lead to a fatal crash

News: This simple action you do every day could lead to a fatal crash

Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…

There are a lot of dangers motorists have to look out for when driving.

Driving a fast-moving vehicle, a lot of which can weigh more than a ton, means you have to be mindful of your actions when you’re on the roads.

Some of the worst offences you barely have to think about before realising you shouldn’t do them – speeding, using your phone while driving and drink driving being some of the most obvious.

There are other acts that, although innocuous and well-intentioned, are also big no-nos.

One small act which falls in this category could lead to people being injured and even killed, the Mirror reports.

Read More

News on Lincolnshire Live

In fact, it’s been dubbed the ‘Wave of Death’ and while it may seem polite, it should be avoided at all costs.

The Wave of Death refers to drivers “inadvertently waving pedestrians into harm’s way when forgoing their right of way out of politeness.”

It’s something many of us will have done, for example, when we’ve seen someone trying to cross and judged the road to be quiet enough to let them go – even though the pedestrian does not have right of way. It also applies to allowing other drivers to pass who don’t have right of way.

The Highway Code explains the danger this action poses.

“You should not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians to let them know that they can cross as this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching. It should be left to the pedestrians to decide for themselves when it is safe to cross.”



Source by [author_name]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Site Hosted and Maintained by HostBanquet - Lincolnshires Own Hosting Provider