By Mallory Evans, Elizabeth Werling, and Zoe Zekraya
SEEit Drivers Ed Comic Strip Project By: Mallory Evans, Elizabeth Werling, and Zoe Zekreya Drivers Ed Block 2 10/16/18
Oh no, there's been an accident! I hope no one is hurt. I need to avoid this serious conflict and drive safely.
When in an incident, one must be alert of all possible hazards in order to reduce risks of yourself and others. Using the SEEit technique can help establish beneficial driving habits and safe driving maneuvers.
First, you need to search the incident. Look for potential hazards (dangerous weather, wildlife, car crashes, etc.) and scan at least 20 seconds ahead. Search intersections, crosswalks, and construction areas, as well as for oversized vehicles and pedestrians. Also, make sure to look to the sides and to the rear of your vehicle.
Next, evaluate the situation. Ask yourself, 'what do you need to do to avoid a collision?' This step is useful in identifying if the conflict may affect you and how to take action.
Then, to execute, make a decision on how to handle the conflict and carry out your plan safely. In this case, I am going to detour to another road since the police officers are directing me to do so. Make sure to follow legal instructions and to do so cautiously.
Now that I have avoided the incident in a safe and timely manner, I hope you have a better understanding of the SEEit driving method. Keep in mind that when driving, you are always watching visibility, space, and time; paying attention to these three factors will help reduce driving risks and allow for safe habits to be established.