I 595 Express, LLC. is dedicated in improving the mobility of people and goods on the I-595 corridor sufficiently. We also want to make the I-595 highway safe to travel on, by encouraging our users to follow these safety tips.
Tips for Driving On the Highway
- When changing lanes or passing, make sure the lane ahead is clear of oncoming traffic, check your rearview mirrors and all blind spots, then signal your intention. When you can see the front of the vehicle you just passed in your rearview mirror, signal to return to right lane.
- When behind a vehicle, count "one thousand one, one thousand two" when the rear of vehicle ahead passes a fixed object. If your car reaches the object before you've finished counting, slow down or pass because you're too close.
- When in front of a vehicle, pull off safely if you believe you're being tailgated.
- If you get off on the wrong exit, never back up or stop on a highway or expressway. Just merge carefully with the rest of the traffic and wait for the next exit ramp.
Tips for Rainy Conditions
- Turn on your lights.
- Use the defogger or air conditioner to keep windows and mirrors clear inside.
- If you can't see well, pull off to the right and turn on the emergency flashers.
- Drive slowly and steadily.
- Use brakes cautiously since they tend to lose control when water enters.
Tips in Emergency Situations
- If the brakes fail, take your foot off the accelerator, lightly tap the pedal to use whatever braking power you have, and steer off the road when it's safe to do so.
- If the radiator boils over, get off to the side immediately and turn off the car to allow the engine to cool down. When it has cooled down, add water with the engine running.
- If the car stalls, turn on the emergency flashing lights and get the car off the road if it is safe and possible to do so. Raise the hood, get away from the car and call or go for help.
- If you are run off the road, ease off the accelerator until you can safely ease back on to the road. Don't try swerving back or braking to stop it.
- Call the I-595 Express Road Ranger Patrol for assistance to help you get back on the road. *FHP (*347)
Tips In Case of an Accident
- If you are in an accident and capable of movement, check for and attend to injuries.
- Call the police.
- Make sure that there is no fuel spill or potential fire threat.
- If possible, warn oncoming traffic with flares or by signaling.
- If other drivers were involved, write down their names, license plate numbers, vehicle descriptions and insurance companies.
- If there were any witnesses, get their names, addresses and phone numbers.
- Report the accident to your insurance agent and to the motor vehicle authorities.
- Don't hastily sign agreements or otherwise make commitments.
Construction Work Zone Safe Driving Tips
There will be series of construction projects going on throughout the entire corridor. The most common crash in a highway work zone is a rear-end collision, and the two major reasons for work zone crashes are speeding and inattentive driving. The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse lists the following tips for drivers in highway construction work zones.
- STAY ALERT!
Dedicate your full attention to the roadway.
- PAY CLOSE ATTENTION!
Signs and work zone flaggers save lives.
- TURN ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS!
Workers and other motorists must see you.
- DON'T TAILGATE!
- DON'T SPEED!
Note the posted speed limits in and around the workzone.
- KEEP UP WITH THE TRAFFIC FLOW!
- DON'T CHANGE LANES!
- MINIMIZE DISTRACTIONS!
Avoid changing radio stations and using mobile phones while driving in the workzone.
- EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!
Keep an eye out for workers and their equipment.
- BE PATIENT!
Remember the workzone crew members are working to improve your future ride.
- Wear a seat belt, whether you're a passenger or driver.
- Children too small for seat belts (generally under eight years old) must ride in an age-appropriate seat.
- All children 12 and under should ride in the back seat whenever possible.
- Don't drive when you're feeling tired, sleepy or under the influence of certain medications.
- Never drink or use mind-altering substances and drive.
- Avoid driving while in extreme emotional distress or anger.