How To Stay Safe Driving In Bad Weather
It doesn’t matter how great of a driver you are if the weather is terrible, you should never drive faster than you’re supposed to. You want always to be safe, especially if there’s adverse weather. Here are some hints on how to stay safe driving in bad weather.
Dense fog is known as the most hazardous condition to drive in because of how severely it can impair a motorist’s vision of the road. The securest way to deal with fog is not to drive in it if you don’t have to.
If you must, remember:
Don’t put on your high-beam headlights! It reflects light off the fog, making it more difficult to see. Instead, cut on your regular headlights or fog lights (if you have them).
When driving in the rain, windshield wipers in good condition are your BFF.
If your windshield wipers are dull and old, they can limit your visibility, expanding your risk of getting into an accident.
Give yourself lots of time to stop. It takes more time to stop when driving in the rain and the roads are slick. Also, you should keep plenty of distance between you and the car in front of you. If you must slam on your brakes, you will probably end up skidding. The last thing you want is being stuck in a ditch and having to call a towing company.
Drive in the middle lanes. Water usually pool on the outer parts of the road.
One of the most crucial things to remember when driving in the snow and ice is this: It’s going to take you much longer to get where you’re going. Allow yourself lots of time. You don’t want to have to speed across the ice to get to your work on time.
Try your brakes. Your car will act differently in the snow than it will on a dry road. If you’ve new driven when it’s snowing, you should practice braking in an empty parking lot so you can see how your vehicle reacts to the amount of pressure you put on the brake pedal.
Gradually accelerate. Your tires will spin in place if you attempt to accelerate too fast.
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