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Ask a trooper: avoiding a head-on collision

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Question: I am wondering what the best procedure is when you find an on-coming car coming right for you. If you steer to the left and have a passenger, you are probably putting them at great risk. If you steer right, you're probably the goner. Is it best to just slam on the brakes then or what?

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Answer: Head-on crashes can be very deadly. The National Safety Council recommends "The four R's" when trying to avoid a head-on collision:

• Read the road ahead

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