Tips For Driving In Hazardous Weather
When facing extreme weather conditions, high visibility traffic management is one solution that can keep drivers safe on the roads. With a spell of hazardous weather striking across the country, advice is to avoid going out on to the roads unless necessary, but if you must then The Sun give their tops tips on how to safely deal with driving in ice and snow.
First of all tackle your windows. Grab the de-icer and make sure all are completely free of ice and snow, it is illegal to be out on the roads unless you are able to clearly see out of all windows on your vehicle.
Try to plan your route ahead of time and stick to all main roads as there will be more chance that these roads have been gritted and will be safer to drive on. Even though a road may look clear of ice, it’s important not to forget dangerous black ice, which isn’t always visible to the eye. If you do happen to hit black ice then keep your steering wheel straight and avoid sharp breaking.
Check the oil and engine fluids before you set off and make sure you have a full tank of petrol. In severe weather you don’t want to be stranded somewhere that a rescue service can’t reach.
When tailing a car, make sure you keep a further distance than usual. On an icy road it will take you 10 times longer to brake so being cautious could prevent an accident. Allow yourself 20 seconds of extra time to stop between the car in front and yourself.
Written by Ad Rank One at 10/02/2018