Driving under severe weather conditions has its unique challenges that every driver must face. Being extra mindful of the road ahead is a given, though there are still few safety precautions to remember. That’s why Southern Oregon Subaru dealerships have released a compilation of safety driving precautions for drivers who have no choice but to drive during adverse weather conditions.
course, it goes without saying that you should put off driving in
cases of bad weather. But if you really cannot avoid going out, then
you must know how to plan ahead. Know the alternative routes and have
a map with you at all times to help you navigate in case of low
dealerships near Klamath Falls, OR also advise that you should
pack an emergency kit (containing a flashlight, jumper cables, snack
bars, and the like) to give you peace of mind as you go out.
Moreover, make sure that your brakes, wipers, headlights, tail
lights, and tires are all in good working condition before you
venture out on the road.
up for safety and tune your radio to the local weather and traffic
updates in your area.
for driving during rainy days
you’re driving through the rain, drive slowly to reduce the
possibility of hydroplaning (or tires losing contact on the road). A
good rule of thumb is to decrease your speed by a third. For example,
if you normally drive at 65mph, you should slow down to 43 mph under
driving through flooded roadways or areas, or you might end up with a
stalled car because it will be hard to gauge how deep the water is.
Your best bet is to find an alternative route instead.
for driving on ice or snow
10 miles below the speed limit, avoid tailgating, and drive slowly to
keep your car from skidding off the road. Also step on the brake
slowly, as sudden stops can cause you to lose control of the steering
for driving under foggy conditions
it’s an emergency, it really isn’t advisable to drive under foggy
conditions due to low visibility. Even expert drivers find it
difficult to navigate through fog despite having the fog lights on.
Plus, other drivers might find it hard to see you unless you pump the
brake lights every now and then. The best you can do is pull over and
wait for the fog to lift and the visibility to improve.
for driving in high winds
cars are not meant to be driven in high winds (i.e. SUVs, vans) since
they have a higher center of gravity and are more susceptible to
rolling over. If you are driving a smaller car, watch out for flying
debris and bigger cars rolling over.
case of a tornado, get out of your car immediately and find the
nearest shelter. If you can’t find a safe shelter nearby, lie low
in a ditch face down, and cover your head and neck with your hands.