Car transport drivers conducting auto transport services on the roads and highways of the United States of America often travel through new cities and towns they are unfamiliar with and this fact is significant in about 22 percent of the accidents on the roads of America involving transport vehicles, according to the United States Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The problem of car shipping professionals operating on the roads of America having to constantly deal with unfamiliar roadways and transport routes and this fact being present in a significant percentage of vehicle accidents on the roads of America involving transport vehicles is something the FMCSA and USDOT want to fix and toward this goal they have provided a few tips to help professionals in the business of shipping cars to destination in the United States maintain their transport route and possibly prevent an accident while driving on an unfamilar transport route that you'll find below.
Reading a map while trying to operate a vehicle or having to stop to read a map during transport is going to add time to the trip. Plan your transport route before getting behind the wheel and this will help you stay on schedule and possibly prevent a deadly accident that could occur when trying to read a map or find directions. Always remember to pull off to the side of the road in order to look at maps or the navigation system, when in unfamilar territory, or finding your way could become one of the deadly distractions the FMCSA has been talking about lately.
When in unfamiliar territory, don't try to take a short cut, or you could waste even more time and could end up trying to rush, which is a safety hazard in itself. If you happen to miss a turn or exit ramp, pass the turn ahead and find a safe way to change directions. Trying to suddenly correct a missed turn or exit is possibly going to result in an illegal or unsafe maneuver, which could threaten your safety and the safety of the other commuters around you on the roadway.
The FMCSA suggests a certain order when changing lanes on the highways of the United States as well. The agency suggests you first indicate your intention to change lanes with your turn signals, before visually scanning for adjacent traffic and road hazards ahead, and then executing a safe lane change. You need to signal your intentions to change lanes, well in advance of your move, in order to communicate to the surrounding drivers your intentions to execute the lane change.