Driving Tips: The “Two-Second” Rule For Safety

By: Glen Wieland

Safety First
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There is a “Two-Second” rule that I have preached to my children for car safety and it’s quite simple: “When you are the first car at a stop sign or a red light, before you move your foot from the brake to the gas pedal, say “One-one thousand, Two- two thousand” and then look both ways before driving forward. This small action has the potential to save your life.”

My son, Billy, utilized this “Two-Second” rule on the way to his high school prom and we honestly could thank this easy driving tip for saving his life. He pulled up to a red light and when the light turned green, he used the “Two-Second” rule for traffic safety. Just before he started to move forward in his car, a truck ran a red light at about 45 mph. If the truck would of hit Billy, the impact would have hit him on his driver’s side door. This would of resulted in a devastating accident that could’ve of severly injured him or worse, killed him. After that event, Billy was very grateful to his mother and I for teaching him that rule.

By using and teaching your children the “Two-Second” rule along with other helpful driving tips while driving, it could save you and others from an accident.

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