Below is a list of the Seven Most Common Lane Change Scenarios that account for 88% of all lane change crashes.
- Typical Lane Change –Two vehicles on parallel paths; one intentionally changes lanes and collides with other vehicle
- Turning at a Junction –Two vehicles on parallel paths; one turns across the path of the other at a roadway junction
- Drifting –Two vehicles on parallel paths (both going straight/both turning left/both turning right/both negotiating curve); one drifts into another’s lane with no apparent reason
- Turning combined with Passing –Two vehicles on parallel paths; one turning at a roadway junction and one passing
- Passing–Two vehicles on parallel paths; one moves into the other’s lane to pass the other, or to pass a third vehicle
- Leaving Parked Position –One vehicle leaves parked position and sideswipes/is sideswiped by another vehicle in lane into which the first vehicle is trying to merge
- Merging –One vehicle merges into the lane of another from entrance to limited access highway and/or other similar entrance, and sideswipes/is sideswiped by the other vehicle
In this video clip, Mike shows you a vicious crash and will help convince drivers to get out of the left lane of a multi lane highway unless you are passing.
This information comes from DriveSafeRideSafe’s newest classroom video. – “Anatomy of a Car Crash”
We have created “Anatomy of a Car Crash” DVD to help support Driver Ed instructors in their mission to create smarter, more intuitive drivers.
Veteran Crash Investigator & Driver Training Expert Mike Pehl gets down to the nitty-gritty of real world car crash dynamics in a new DVD.
In a total of 21 separate videos, Pehl explains collisions from both an engineering perspective and the viewpoint of a driver.
Using footage from a crash test facility, dash-cam videos and compelling stories, Pehl provides practical defensive driving strategies and fascinating insights that students can put into action to protect themselves behind the wheel and on the road.
All 21 videos can be played individually, or as one continuous presentation. Total running time is 71 minutes.