True, a lot of this is defensive driving. I'm finding out a lot of things I would have never thought to query before though, and I hope the info proves useful to others as well. The most important safety measures in my book are probably to ensure all passengers are wearing seat belts before taking off, and for drivers to avoid distractions (being under the influence of drugs, eating or searching for items while driving, etc). More useful info: -Don't put your feet up on the dashboard. Airbags can go off with such a force, your legs will easily be broken. -Keep an old cell phone charged and switched off in your glove compartment in the event of an emergency. All phones can contact emergency services whether they are activated or not. -If you think someone is following you, take 4 right turns. If it forms a circle and they are still behind you, you are most likely being followed. Immediately proceed to the nearest police station, and if possible, call ahead to inform them of the situation including car description and plates so they will be on the lookout upon your arrival.