BAD WEATHER DRIVING TIPS

Oct 28, 2016 0 Comments in Uncategorized by

10/28/2016

Reminder of the week:

BAD WEATHER DRIVING TIPS

Tips on handling the common hazards of driving in rain, fog, snow, and ice:

Slippery roads (wet or icy)

  • Stay below posted speed limits
  • To avoid hydroplaning, try to drive in the tracks of the car in front of you
  • Know your vehicle’s braking system
  • Watch for icy patches on bridges and in the shade
  • Increase the distance between you and the car in front of you

Poor Visibility

  • Reduce your speed so you can stop in whatever distance you can see ahead. Use your flashers if you’re going slowly.
  • Use your wipers
  • Use low beams when visibility is a problem
  • Wear sunglasses when there’s glare from snow
  • If snow or ice builds up on the windshield, stop and clean it off
  • Increase the distance between you and the car in front of you

Rain hazards

  • If spray from an oncoming vehicle blinds you, grip the wheel firmly, stay off the brake, and be ready to brake when the view clears
  • Keep your windshield and windows clear
  • Keep your windshield washer reservoir full
  • Drive slowly and smoothly on slippery surfaces
  • Apply brakes gently

Before you start

  • Postpone your trip if necessary if bad weather is forecast
  • Don’t drive when fatigued
  • Keep your truck well maintained

Thank You! BE SAFE OUT THERE! 

Klemens Kuqi 

Compliance Manager