Ensuring Safety For Drivers
It would help if you never used a rear-facing infant safety seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with airbags.
Children under the age of 12 should always ride in the backseat with their seat belts fastened.
Regardless of age or seating position, all passengers are required to use their seat belts.
Small children, pregnant women, and older adults who sit in the front seats should be seated as far away from the steering wheel or dashboard.
Approach Work Zones With Caution
Keep an eye out for maintenance vehicles and warning signs indicating maintenance or construction zones on the highway, and slow down if the signs indicate that you should
Don't Be A Tailgater.
It is dangerous to drive too close to the vehicle in front of you on the highway. Use the "three-second rule" to ensure that you have enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you.
Make Use OfHeadlights
Turn your headlights on whenever weather or other conditions reduce visibility to 1,000 feet or less or when the windshield wipers are activated.
Don't Drive If You're Feeling Sleepy.
It is recommended that you take frequent safety breaks when traveling on a longer route. Rest areas are also convenient places to pull over to take a break while driving.
Keep An Eye Out For Deer Crossings.
The Thruway Authority also warns motorists to look for deer, particularly during May, June, and October, November.
Reduce your speed if you see deer along the highway or ahead of you