Your local UPS drivers are interested in sharing the "Five Seeing Habits" they use, and that any driver can adopt, to assure a safer journey this holiday season:
Habit 1: Aim High In Steering
Look as far down the road as possible. This helps you keep the car centered in the lane and allows you more time to monitor your position in traffic and the activity going on around you.
Habit 2: Get The Big Picture
Maintain the proper following distance so you can comfortably determine the true hazards around your vehicle. By not tailgating and maintaining at least 6 – 8 seconds of distance between you and the driver ahead, you also help prevent traffic jams.
Habit 3: Keep Your Eyes Moving
Scan, don't stare. Constantly shift your eyes while driving. Active eyes keep up with changing traffic conditions.
Habit 4: Leave Yourself An Out
Be prepared. Surround your vehicle with space in front and at least on one side to escape conflict.
Habit 5: Make Sure Other Drivers See You
Communicate in traffic with your horn, lights and signals to establish eye contact. Be reasonably sure of people's intentions.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics