The dangers of driving off the pavement

Driving off the pavement of a roadway can cause an accident. If you are forced off the roadway or must drive off the pavement, follow the tips below to avoid serious injury:

  • Stay calm – panicking will not help.
  • Keep your hands firmly on the wheel.
  • Steer straight ahead of you.
  • Stay on the shoulder of the road.
  • Brake gradually and slow to a stop.
  • Don’t enter the roadway until you can do so safely.  Drive slowly.