3 Common Road Hazards

Skidding Out of Control 

If roads are wet or icy, the potential for skidding can be frightening. If you find yourself in this situation, take your foot off both the gas and the brake and allow the car to slow on its own. Pick a focal point in your surroundings and steer towards it until you come to a complete stop. To avoid this dilemma, pay attention to road signs and your surroundings. Adjust your speed in adverse weather. 

Blown Tire on the Freeway

It’s a nightmare scenario; you’re going 65 on a busy freeway, hear a loud noise and then feel the effects of a bumpy ride. Your tire has blown out and you’re in a sticky situation. First, don’t panic or oversteer, doing so can cause you to lose control of your car which is the last thing you want to happen on a busy freeway. Some steps you can take to avoid such situations include always being aware of any debris on the road, checking your tire’s tread, and making sure your tires are properly inflated. 

Thick Fog

If you’ve experienced driving through thick fog, you know how disorienting it can be. You can’t even see a few feet in front of your car’s front end. That’s a terrifying prospect when you’re driving a 2,000 pound machine at high speeds. Never turn your high beams on but turn on fog lights or low beams if you must. Drive slowly and pay attention to the road for signs of trouble ahead. 

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