Firstly, be aware of how much distance is between you and the intersection ahead or car in front.

If you have plenty of time to get through a yellow light, don’t stop! If there are brake lights ahead, slow down, but don’t slam your breaks on. This is a HUGE cause of accidents in Pinellas and even world-wide. The chances that the person behind you is paying 100% attention to the car in front of them are very low. Sure, they should be paying attention but since we already know the statistics, assume you will get rear ended, or cause a pile up behind you if you slam your break on at any point during your voyage.

Leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you. If you get cut off, don’t slam your breaks on. Slowly decelerate and brake lightly.

Stopping early at yellow lights may cause the car behind you who can likely still also make the light to slam his breaks on. In the event someone behind you is driving badly, they may be accelerating to make the light. If this is the case, and you stop on yellow, they will undoubtably hit you and possible quite hard.

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