The Caddo Herald
July 12, 1929
Ford Safety Rules
As a contribution toward greater safety ad more pleasant driving conditions on the highways of the country this summer the Ford Motor company has listed twelve rules as suggestions to motorists and has distributed them to dealers over the country.
Announcement of the suggestions was made today by C. T. Johnson, Ford dealer in this city, who displays the list prominently in his place of business.
“These rules,” said Mr. Johnson, “are merely common sense applied to automobile driving. Every experienced motorist knows all of them. It is our hope, however, that by stating them concisely and posting them where they will come to the attention of a great many motorists, we can so emphasize them as to make a real contribution towards greater highway safety.”
The twelve rules are:
- Courtesy comes first. Consider the rights and privileges of others.
- Keep your mind on your driving and anticipate sudden emergencies.
- Learn the “feel” of having your car under control.
- Obey all traffic and parking regulations.
- Keep to the right and comply with road markings and signs.
- Signal for stops and turns- watch the car ahead.
- Slow down at crossings, schools, dangerous places.
- Never pass cars on hills, curves, crossings.
- Adapt your driving to road conditions- rain, ice, soft spots and ruts.
- It doesn’t pay to take the “right of way” too seriously.
- When you drive, remember the times when you’re a pedestrian.
- Know the law. It was passed for your protection.
“It is estimated that 20,000,000 person will tour American highways this summer,” Mr. Johnson continued. “Recognition of the rights of others will be essential. Many unpleasantries and accidents will be avoided if motorists at times of close situations will recall these rules and act accordingly. They are the recommendations of the Ford Motor Company offered to give greater peace of mind to those who travel by automobile.”