any line-of- sight or path of travel problem/hazard: a parked vehicle, stopped traffic ahead, curve, hill crest, a vehicle entering traffic crossing the path-of- travel, a pedestrian etc. Making a lane change Passing a vehicle Stopping in traffic
& CONTROL in the 15-Second Range Path-of-travel and/or line-of-sight problems. Get the best speed, position and communicate. CONTROL the 4-Second Danger Zone Reevaluate with 45°or 90°searches to control problems. Be prepared to adjust speed, position and communication before you occupy that space.
limit search deep 90° to the left, to the front & 90° to right. Open, closed, and unstable conditions: approaching traffic, cyclists, and all corners for pedestrians How do you search this intersection?
front & 45° to right. LP-2 or 4, cover brake What lane position gives you the best view? Best speed control option? How do you search and what do you search for? Open, closed and unstable conditions: all corners for pedestrians, approaching traffic and cyclists
crosswalk Oncoming traffic Cross traffic Best Speed? Best Lane Position? Your front zone is unstable. Why is it important to control this space before reaching the point of no return? What could be hidden? LP1 Apply brake
intersection line-of-sight and path-of-travel problem before entering. Always search the left, front and right zones for open, closed, and unstable zone conditions: Search at 45° where no stop is required Search deep at 90° when stopped Search all corners for pedestrians Be sure your path is OPEN before entering Before your foot goes on the brake check rear zone conditions.