Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The Basics Of Staying Safe On The Road

We spend so much time on the roads these days and so safe driving is absolutely paramount. Regular driving skills refresher courses should really be a requirement of all drivers!
Some of the more basic safety concerns are addressed below to help you stay safe on the road.
Slow down when conditions are bad
In all seasons there are times when conditions make roads much more dangerous. The most obvious being heavy rain. But you also have to, depending on your climate, be wary of sun strike (that point in the day when the sun is rising or setting and hits your windscreen in such a way that it effectively blinds you), snow, black ice (the kind of ice that you can't actually see because it just looks like normal road surface), hail, as well as debris from stormy weather. And something not everyone is aware of is that a road is at its most slippery when it first rains after a long dry spell. Even the best driver can easily come unstuck when confronted with these types of hazards so slowing down really is the best way to go.

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