Did you know that 54% of collisions reported at UCLA involve backing into and hitting stationary objects? The best way to avoid these types of collisions is to to perform the Circle of Safety check: Visually inspect around your vehicle before you depart. Check the clearances to the side, front, back and above to ensure that there are no pedestrians or objects around your vehicle. Find out more about how to avoid five common low speed collisions here.
The 4th Annual “Be Alert Bruins” Driver Safety Campaign launched this month will continue with the theme “Check 360 Degrees”, to encourage drivers to make the Circle of Safety a daily habit. View last year’s campaign here.
Do you think you’re a safe driver? Test your knowledge of the Circle of Safety by completing a five question driver safety quiz on our Facebook page. Participants will have the chance to win one of five emergency kits, which includes a flashlight, emergency blanket, first aid kit and more (a $49.95 value). Remember to review the 10 Tips to Back Up Safely before you take the quiz!