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What Steps to Take to Prevent Crashes Due to Weather

It never fails does it? You are driving and someone around you when the weather just isn't that good fails to drive safe. Do you know what steps you need to take to prevent crashes during bad weather? Here are a few steps you can take right now.

Slow Down!

If there is one thing people need to do to avoid crashes during bad weather, it's to slow down. You must remember when the weather is bad, the roads are slick. This means it will take you longer to stop when you press the brakes.

By slowing down and keeping a cars length in between you and the car in front of you, you will give yourself plenty of time.

Plan Ahead

Knowing the weather conditions ahead of time helps. There are many phone apps you can get which will provide you the weather forecast in real time. Listen to the news the night before. By doing this, you can gage how much time you should add to your commute.

This might mean you have to leave early, but early is better than not at all.

Car Checks

Too many people go out in bad weather not knowing the condition of their vehicle. Before you leave, you need to be sure you have enough gas in case you get stuck in traffic. The tire tread needs to be looked at. If your tires are balding, you might have a rougher time of stopping.

You should always look to be sure your lights are working and turn signals are working so other drivers are aware of your intentions as without those, it might be hard to see your vehicle.

Last, you want to ensure you clean off your car and have wipers that properly work. If you don't know how to replace the wipers, many stores have a program where they will put them on for you free of charge.

By doing this, you will arrive to your destination safely on your end. You can't control others, but you can control yours. So heed these tips and drive safely!