Tips for driving in bad weather

Tips for driving in bad weather

Caution is the best friend of the driving , even with good weather conditions driving can become dangerous due to other circumstances like the physical condition of the driver, the condition of the roads or the poor condition of the vehicle.

On this occasion we are going to comment on some tips to drive in case there are bad weather conditions. In all these cases it is important to maintain calm and responsibility.

To avoid these situations of risk it is recommended not to make sudden movements, to use long marches and to increase the safety distance to make use of the motor brake

Wind

In strong winds, the main advice is to slow down, in order to avoid the effects of force on the vehicle . It is important to hold the steering wheel firmly and firmly in order to control the steering and monitor the acceleration, as well as to avoid the steering, that is, the sudden turns of the steering wheel.

Overtaking and exits or entrances to tunnels can become critical maneuvers if you are not driving safely, so take great care to avoid accidents in high winds.

Ice

If the road is frozen, it is important to drive smoothly . The hazards caused by icy roads are oversteps (rear wheel blocking) and understeer (front wheel slip).

To avoid these situations of risk it is recommended not to make sudden movements, to use long marches and to increase the safety distance to make use of the motor brake .

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Snow

If it is anticipated that it will snow or the road will be snowfall, use the chains (which are placed on the driving wheels). Putting strings is easier than people think and there are many tutorials, such as the following, that indicate how to do it.

Another important tip is to not forget reflective vests or safety triangles (it is mandatory to always carry them in the car). It is advisable to carry the cell phone with enough battery and some warm clothing.

As with all these adverse weather conditions, the safety distance must be increased. It is better to circulate on virgin snow than on snow with marks of other vehicles.

Finally, it is important to count in the vehicle with antifreeze liquid to avoid that the liquids (brakes, motor…) lose effectiveness.

Fog

In fog conditions, the fundamental requirement is to see and be seen, for this must be lit the dipped headlights and fog lights.

Avoiding unnecessary maneuvers, slowing the speed and increasing the safety distance are common measures in all this type of situations.

Rain

It is the most common adverse situation, so we have left it for the last one. As is the case with the fog, it is vital to see and be seen, so you have to travel with the dipped-beam headlights on and in extreme situations with the fog lights.

As in previous cases, it is necessary to avoid unnecessary maneuvers, to monitor the safety distance and to moderate the speed.

In the case of aquaplaning, you must leave the steering wheel still and gradually release the accelerator, once the car loses speed, it will regain control over the driving.

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