Tips for Spring Driving
Spring is finally here! That means there will be a whole new set of things for you to watch out on the road. From bright sun to showers on the run, there are a lot of changes this “new” season of the year brings about. Let’s take a look at some of the more prominent changes you may face on the road and some tips for adjusting to them!
Spring time is a season of warm and growth, but it’s not without the occasional rainstorm. Be sure to exercise caution during rainy weather. It’s always a good idea to keep your headlights on when driving in the rain. This increases visibility and helps to prevent accidents. Also, it’s important to allow yourself enough time to reach your destination. Speeding is bad enough, but doing so in the rain is just plain reckless.
In regards to rain, be aware of puddles of water in or beside the road. When you can safely do so, it’s usually best to avoid driving through puddles as the water can damage and degrade different parts of your car. If you really need to drive through the puddle, leave plenty of room between you and other vehicles, drive slowly, and use both hands on the steering wheel to avoid losing control. If the weather is so bad or you come across one that is too big or dangerous to avoid or drive across, your best bet may be to turn around and find an alternate route.
Most of us welcome the sun. But we might not always feel comfortable with its intense light. Sun glare can temporarily blind drivers and can be a huge risk on the road. Temporary blindness never mixes well with operating motor vehicles. The best way to avoid those blinding rays is to get well prepared. Sunglasses are a convenient way to reduce the intensity of the sun. Some drivers prefer hats to keep their eyes shaded. It’s always a good idea to keep such a hat or a pair of sunglasses in your vehicle in case you end up driving against the sun. And be sure to always keep your driving vision clear.
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