A Few Tips on Driving in the Rain and Fog
April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring hazardous road conditions. This spring, it’s important to be careful in your vehicle when commuting in the rain and fog. Here are some tips to stay safe:
If the road conditions are bad, don’t drive like they’re normal. Always drive slower than you normally would in the rain and fog. Additionally, allow yourself more space from other drivers in rough weather. You should also try staying in your lane as much as possible. Frequent lane changes in rain and fog can increase your chance of a collision.
Always remember to turn your headlights on in the rain and fog. Your high beams won’t help you in the fog, and they can distract other drivers in the rain. Your headlights provide the perfect amount of light to help you see and be seen in these tough driving conditions.
When driving in the rain, never slam on your breaks. Wet roads make it harder to stop, and your vehicle may even slide out of your control when slamming on the breaks in the rain. That is why you should give yourself plenty of space from other drivers and you should use your turn signals early enough to allow other drivers to prepare for your changes in speed.
In the fog, keep an eye on the reflectors on the road. These reflectors are designed to make it easy to follow the road, even in low visibility situations. You should never use cruise control when driving in the fog and you should always give yourself plenty of space from other drivers.
Follow these driving tips to get around as safely as possible in the rain and fog. If you’re looking for a new truck this spring, shop with The Truck Junction to find pre-owned vehicles that are high-quality and accommodating. You can get in touch with The Truck Junction by calling 941-927-8785 today or visiting us at 4791 Clark Road in Sarasota!