Safe Driving In Bad Weather
In the first quarter of 2019, it is estimated that at least 276 million cars were hitting the freeway daily. With this many cars active on the road, following regulations and adopting safe driving practices have never been more critical.
When it comes to driving in bad weather, most drivers tend to overestimate their skills. Statistics even show that out of the 6 million vehicular accidents that happen annually, 22% are actually weather-related. Snow can significantly affect your steering; sun glare can temporarily impair your vision, and driving in windy areas can push you off the road.
Whenever you’re driving, you should remember that you’re always at risk of danger. Accidents can happen in an instant, but the occurrence of risk can still be reduced if you carefully reflect on your situation and take the necessary precautionary measures.
Staying indoors may be ideal, but it’s not always an option for many. You may have people to meet and other critical things to attend to.
The weather is something beyond your control, but you can work around it. If you plan to hit the road in less than ideal conditions, here’s a guide on how you can practice safe driving during bad weather.
Rich Strauss is a Car Enthusiast and Certified Automotive Mechanic since the 1980s. He’s a father of 2 young boys whom he loves to drive around every weekend.
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