Fatal crash brings reminder of driving tip
Reports of a recent fatal crash on Route 32 in Howard County reminded Matilda Falck of Pikesville of something she learned in her 55 Alive defensive driving course at her senior center.
"When attempting a left turn, never turn your front wheels (until you are ready to make the turn). Always keep them straight, so that if you are rear-ended, your car will not go into the oncoming traffic."
There's no way to be sure that advice would have made a difference in the outcome of this month's Howard County crash, which did involve the rear-ending of a motorist attempting to make a left turn, but it's a good practice anyway.
Falck said that even though she has been driving a long time, that tip was news to her. Nor was it covered in my late-1960s driver's ed class.
Maybe we could all use a refresher course.