Seasons change, and so does the weather. Unfortunately, it is inevitable that every driver is going to come across poor driving conditions, so it is important to stay on top of ways to drive as safely as possible for when the time comes.
Here are our top tips
- Always leave enough space in between you and the car in front to ensure you have enough time to stop should something happen suddenly.
- Do not use cruise control on wet or slippery roads.
- When stopping in traffic, look out for ways to move if needed. If you leave at least one car’s worth of space between you and the vehicle in front of you, you should have enough space to move out of the way if required.
- Leaving enough space in traffic means you have plenty of room to move if you are stuck behind a stalled vehicle or get rear-ended by another vehicle that has slid on the wet roads.
- Frequently observe your windshield wipers and replace them as needed; poor visibility is the last thing you need during poor weather conditions.
- When stopping on a decline, use extra caution when coming to a stop behind a large vehicle.