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6 Driving Tips That Can Help You Avoid Car Accidents in Bad Weather

 

6 Driving Tips That Can Help You Avoid Car Accidents in Bad Weather






Although driving a car is a comfortable kind of transportation, it comes with a lot of responsibilities, particularly in inclement weather. Statistics show that inclement weather contributes to more than 1,200,000 car accidents in the US each year. The main weather conditions that make driving hazardous and cause drivers to lose control of their cars include fog, rain, snow, and sleet.

1. In fog

The side windows of your car should be kept down when driving in a fog so that you can hear what is going on outside more clearly. In addition, use your low beams rather than your high beams. When using high beams, the light will reflect in even the smallest fog particles, potentially confusing you as you drive.


2. On a slippery road

When driving on a slick road, be cautious when ascending and descending bridges. They typically have a rapid sand-salt mixture that comes out of them, which makes them a greater threat to cars.

3. During rain

Rear fog lights shouldn't be used because they can obscure your car's brake lights and lead vehicles behind you to become disoriented, according to a major British insurance firm. Additionally, while approaching a large puddle, it is preferable to stop the automobile in front of it and make an effort to measure it to ensure that you can cross it.

4. During the rain, at night


Remember that droplets on the windshield can cause you to become blinded if you are driving in a lot of rain at night. In addition, when lit, heavy rain flows also produce a reflecting screen. Therefore, it is preferable to adjust your headlights so that the beams do not ascend.

5. Snowbanks

Remember that raindrops on the windshield can cause you to become blinded if you're out on the road at night while it's raining heavily. Strong rain flows that are lit up also act as a reflecting screen. Because of this, it is preferable to adjust your headlights so that their beams don't point upward.

6. During a dust storm


Leaving the road, parking the car on the shoulder, and keeping the headlights off are just a few tips experts have for getting to your destination safely during a dust storm. If not, other motorists can strike your car because they mistook its lights for those of moving traffic.


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