Driving Under Bad Weather Condition
Tips for Driving in bad weather condition
Always Be Prepared
From time to time, residents of the New York City area may encounter bad weather when driving. Because many drivers don’t spend time learning how to drive in bad weather, accidents happen that could otherwise be prevented. Therefore it is important to take the time to know what to do when the weather is bad and you get behind the wheel. First you should always be prepared. You should always carry certain things in your vehicle in case you may need them. For example, you may wish to keep a rain coat, an umbrella, and an extra pair of gloves in the trunk.
You never know when you may have to change a tire in a downpour! Also keep a flashlight in the vehicle, what if you need to change a tire in the middle of the night on some lonesome highway? Keep your gas tank above the halfway mark, it reduces the risk that you could accidentally run out of gas. Don’t forget the jumper cables, its not fun when your battery dies out but it’s worse when you don’t have what you need to solve the problem.
Make sure you have the correct tire iron for your car, a jack, and a properly inflated spare tire. Additionally, if winter is coming, you should have a qualified mechanic inspect your car just to be sure things are working fine. If there are problems, you can get them fixed before cold weather, snow, and ice hit. By being prepared, you can save yourself time and money from having your vehicle break down.
Be Cautious in Bad Weather
When bad weather hits, whether it’s a massive rainstorm, a snowstorm, or there’s ice on the road, it pays to slow down. Driving at a reduced speed can increase the chances that you will have time to react in the event of a possible accident. Additionally, if you slow down and keep space in between you and other vehicles on the road, if they slam on their brakes, you will be less likely to plow into the back of them. If the roads are slippery, you should not only drive slower than you usually do, you should also apply the brakes lightly.