Poor Weather Driving

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We need different weather conditions to assist the earth’s eco system. We also occasionally enjoy the different weather conditions due to the variations of warmth or coolness we receive. But like most things, there’s always a safety precaution to take when driving a vehicle in these weather conditions.

Wind is not the worst weather condition to experience. It frees us down a bit once the sun is burning our skin and additionally, it dusts sand from our patios and verandas. Strong winds, though, can knock the cars off course. At times the wind makes us swerve around the street because of how strong the force is that’s pushing our cars.

Snow can be detrimental in many ways. Not only does the freezing cold bring pain to our finger tips but it also creates a sheet of frost on the roads which make slippage very straightforward. Snow can also influence the car’s ability to start because of the absence of heat within the engine.

Extreme heats will not affect the car too dramatically but it can influence overheating whilst driving. Overheating can greatly damage the components of the car and delay you from getting to your destination.

Fog is comparable to heavy rains except you can not see a meter before you because of the depth of the cloud. Fog usually happens when the clouds drop very low to the floor. You will often notice fog in the mountain regions where snow and rain is not uncommon. It is important to always have your bright lights or fog lights on when in these conditions to make sure that you are visible to other motorists.

Rain can affect how well we see if we are driving. This will usually happen when there are heavy rains which make the streets look like they have a white sheet covering them. Sometimes the cool rain fogs up the windscreen making it nearly impossible to see where the lines on the road are.

Rain could also affect how fast we’re able to brake. The brake discs might cause a stopping movement to take effect but if the roads are lubricated with water, the tyres won’t hold into the usually rough tar. This may cause the car to slide across the road.

Try to avoid going out in extreme weather conditions to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Various types of conditions can affect your car’s driving performance and impair your vision whilst driving. It’s important to drive only once you know it’s secure or if you know how to drive in these different weather events.

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