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Prepare for Seasonal Hazards With These Driving Dos and Don’ts

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 2:01 PM
Two people riding in a car in the rain with a foggy windshield

With spring in full swing, many families are getting out to enjoy the new season. While warmer weather is a welcome addition, a few seasonal hazards can make for some dangerous road conditions. Keep reading to learn more about our top driving trips for safe spring road travel below.

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Driving Tips for Safe Spring Travel

red car driving through a large puddleSlow Down In Wet Conditions

Spring showers mean that the roads may be a little more wet than usual. If you are out and about in wet conditions, make sure to slow down and increase your following distance in case things get a little slippery. Roads are at their slipperiest when it first starts raining as the moisture mixes with other oils and fluids on the roads.

Watch For Motorcycles, Bikes, Pedestrians

As the weather gets nicer, more and more bikers, pedestrians and motorcyclists hit the roads. Be sure to keep on the lookout for your fellow neighbors on two wheels or two feet as they can easily get lost in blind spots, especially when turning or changing lanes. Be sure to always use your turn signals to indicate when you intend to turn or change lanes so others can prepare accordingly.

Follow Construction Safety Guidelines

Winter weather can wreak havoc on road conditions meaning spring drivers will likely be seeing a lot of construction crews fixing the damage. Be sure to slow down in construction zones and follow all posted signs to keep everyone safe.

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