RAINY DAY DRIVING
With the Ontario weather forecast calling for more cold, wet and stormy summer days ahead, drivers have more to worry about than just losing those precious days of sun. Hard driving rain and high winds challenge even the best and most experienced drivers. Before you pack up the family car for your summer road trip, remember these 6 storm safety tips:
- Do Your Homework: follow your local weather and know before you go. Open that app and get that forecast before you leave. Never open weather apps behind the wheel;
- Slow Down: reduce your speed to suit the conditions;
- Take the Time: leave early to arrive alive at your destination. Know that your drive will be slow. Don't pass vehicles in zero to poor visibility;
- Leave Room: increase the following distance between your car and the car in front of you so you can stop in safety;
- See and Be Seen: test your lights before you leave your driveway. Do a circle check. Make sure you can see and be seen 360 by everyone who shares the road. Check those wiper blades. Worn blades won't let you safely see where you are going; and
- Drive Safe: don't drive distracted. Put the phone down. Hands off the infotainment system. Just drive. Be the safe driver you want to meet on the road.
Driving on slick roads is difficult. Throw in high winds and reduced visibility, you've got a real challenge on your hands. You need all of your skill and concentration to drive safe for yourself and all you meet this summer.
Drive safe this summer regardless of what Mother Nature throws at you.
Remember that rain storms don't cause a car crash. Inattentive and distracted drivers cause a car crash.
If you have been injured in summer storms, and believe the at fault driver failed to drive smart and with skill, let the investigating police officer know and then call an experienced injury lawyer.
Martin Law knows that Mother Nature and her storms can't be blamed for a car crash.
Know where you stand this summer.