Drive safely this spring.
Just because the dreary winter weather is gone doesn’t mean that the roads are danger-free. In fact, spring brings its own set of risks that drivers need to be aware of. If you want to keep the roads safe this season, make sure you take these driving precautions.
- Watch Out for Standing Water
Winter rains can leave pools of water on the road. You need to watch out for puddles because they might be concealing hidden hazards such a broken glass or even shards of metal. If possible, try to avoid these puddles when you’re driving. If it’s not possible to avoid the pool, then slow down so you do not slide when your tires come into contact with the wet surface.
- Be Cautious of Mud
Wet weather also means that there’s more mud on the roadways. Muddy streets can be slick and increase your chances of skipping off the road or right into another vehicle. When faced with muddy conditions, reduce your speed and make sure you apply your brakes very slowly to avoid sliding.
- Prevent Dirty Windshields
Driving slowly through wet and muddy conditions will help avoid muck from splashing onto your windshield and obscuring your vision. However, just because you are being cautious, doesn’t mean that other drivers are following suit. If another driver splashes your windshield, turn on your windshield wipers until out can safely pull over and completely wipe down your windshield.
Stay safe this spring by following this driving advice. Want another way to stay safe on the road this season? Make sure you have the right auto insurance to meet your needs. To find the right policies for you, contact the experts at Westwood Insurance Agency. We are ready to get you covered today.