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Safe driving involves more than just abiding by traffic laws and not being at fault yourself; safe driving demands watching out for the other motorists out there so that you can prevent and avoid accidents when others make mistakes. And speaking of mistakes — not seeing an approaching vehicle and changing lanes or turning in front of it, not stopping before a light turns red, wandering a little in a lane of traffic, making a last-minute decision and not signaling in advance, and the list goes on — how many experienced drivers can honestly say they’ve never made a mistake which could or would have caused an accident if someone else wasn’t watching out for them? I try to watch out for the other guy, but I have to say I’m glad the other guy has been watching out for me, too, because I’ve made mistakes and probably will continue to do so even though I try my best not to do so on the road. Because we all make mistakes and none of us wants those mistakes to cause crashes, injuries or deaths, another safe and sensib

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Opinion, Pages 6 on 08/22/2012

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