Spring Driving Hazards You Should Know

Spring Driving Hazards You Should KnowSafe driving tips for springtime.

Winter may be gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any more driving hazards out there. While you don’t have to worry about the dangers of black ice and unexpected blizzards, spring brings its own risks. Before heading out on spring roads, make sure you know what to look out for.

 

Rainstorms

With spring comes rain. With rain comes slippery roads, puddles, and reduced visibility. Make sure your tires, brakes, and windshield wipers are in working order so that you can navigate the roads when it does rain. Oil and other fluids will pool on the roads within the first few minutes of rain, so be sure to slow down and increase your following distance. If the rain is very heavy and you cannot see properly, pull safely over to the side of the road and wait for the storm to pass.

Pedestrians and Cyclists

Spring means that more people are on the roads and out and about. More children will be walking to and from school or playing outside, and cyclists will take to the road. Be mindful of this, slowing down when passing schools and residential areas, and respecting cyclists on the road. Make sure you pay extra attention to your surroundings and eliminate all distractions while you drive.

Animals

Once winter is over, hibernating animals will start to roam and look for food. This could mean more animals, especially white-tail deer, are crossing streets and roaming the roads. Most animals are active at dawn or dusk, so be particularly aware during these periods of time. Observe your surroundings, and slow down in rural areas.

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