Car Safety: Weather Concerns

Weather also plays a big factor in car safety. Many traffic accidents are weather related, and could have been avoided by allowing for the weather conditions and driving in an appropriate manner. Precipitation not only badly reduces visibility, it also makes it much harder to stop. Always slow down when it’s raining or snowing and leave even more distance than usual between your car and the one in front of you. If the precipitation is heavy, try to get off the road.

You should have an emergency kit in your car, especially in the winter time. In addition to a cell phone, you’ll need a basic first aid kit, some blankets, bottled water, and some energy bars at a minimum. Leave it in the car and don’t use it unless you’re stranded and you really need it. It’s especially important in bad weather that you have a full tank of gas. If you get stranded, you may need to run the car to keep warm so always fill up when you get down to half a tank. Pay attention to weather reports before departing and while driving. Conditions can change rapidly, and you’ll need to be aware when they do. This is especially true in tornado season. If there’s a tornado watch or warning, don’t go out in a vehicle unless absolutely necessary. If you see a tornado while driving, should you try to outrun it? Most car safety experts say no – you should get out of your vehicle and lay down in a low area, such as a ditch. It may be possible to outrun a tornado and people have done it, but many have been killed while trying it.

SHORTCUTS TO CAR SAFETY ARTICLES:

Car Safety And Long Distance Driving
Car Safety And Nighttime Driving
Car Safety And Responsibility For An Accident
Car Safety And Transporting Infants And Children
Car Safety Tips And Highway Driving
Car Safety Tips: Don’t Drink and Drive
Car Safety: Avoiding Drunk Drivers
Car Safety: Distracted Driving Statistics
Car Safety: The Distractions Faced
Car Safety: The Results of Distracted Driving
Music Guidelines to Remain Focused On Driving
Grooming in the Car
Eating and Drinking in the Car
The Distraction of Cell Phones
Car Safety: Defensive Driving
Special Concerns While Driving: Older Drivers
Car Safety: Tailgating
Car Safety: Lane Changing Etiquette
Car Safety: Running Red Lights
Car Safety: Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Car Safety: Road Rage
Be Wary of Playing “The Good Samaritan”
Car Safety: Weather Concerns
Flooding and Snow Concerns While Driving
Practice Safe Driving Habits
Miscellaneous Car Safety Tips