1.Get Familiar – Adjust your seat, mirrors, steering wheel and
pedals (if they are adjustable) properly before starting the vehicle. If you’re
driving a vehicle you don’t normally drive, make sure to familiarize yourself
with the location and feel of the accelerator and brake pedals.
2.Aim for the Middle – Make it a habit to aim for the center of the
brake pedal every time the brake is used. This reinforces muscle memory and
reduces the chances of pedal error.
3.Avoid Distraction – While driving, stay focused on the driving
task until the vehicle is safely stopped, shifted into park and turned off. Do
not reduce attention to vehicle control near the end of the driving cycle
simply because the driving task is almost complete and the vehicle is
travelling very slowly.
4.Be Cautious – Proceed slowly and carefully when pulling in and
backing out of parking spaces.
5.Wear Safe Footwear – Safe footwear affects your ability to
operate a vehicle. Footwear such as flip-flops, heavy boots or high heels can
contribute to pedal error crashes. Wear flat soled and light-weight shoes
whenever you’re in the driver’s seat.