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How to Avoid Car Accidents during Bad Weathers

By Edited Apr 1, 2016 0 0

Bad weather conditions are one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States.
Adverse weather can create unsafe driving conditions that can severely affect the way people drive.
Some of the most commonly reported weather related driving problems include:
· Reduced visibility as a result of heavy fog, rain or snow
· Slippery roads and reduced tire traction due to snow, ice, and rain.
· Toppled trucks due to high winds

Couple bad weather with reckless or negligent driving, and you have a car accident brewing.
What most people do not know is that the weather are usually just factors in the car accident, most of the time, the real cause of the accident is the drivers themselves.

Bad weathers are events that you can do nothing about but to adapt and take extra care.
And as a driver, it is your responsibility to be prepared to cope with adverse conditions so that you will not be a hazard to other motorists and pedestrians.

Here are some tips that you can follow to avoid car accidents in bad weathers:
· Reduce speed – To avoid skidding, drive at low speeds during bad weather conditions. Low speed allows you more control on the vehicle in the event that it hits a patch of ice and lose traction.
· Use low beams – Visibility is very low in heavy fogs. To increase visibility, you should have your headlights on low. This will also make it easier for other vehicles to spot you in the fog.
· Keep your distance – You should increase the distance between you and the vehicle that is moving in front of you so that you will have more recovery space if something goes awry. Do not tailgate.
· Be cautious in intersections – Turning can be dangerous in bad weathers because the car may lose traction when performing the turns. Approach the intersection slowly and check all sides for incoming vehicles before proceeding.
· Maintain equipment – Make sure that your lights, brakes and tires are in good condition before driving.
· Buckle up – In the event of a car accident due to bad weather, you can avoid car ejection by wearing your seatbelt.
· Pull over – If the weather becomes too adverse, do not try to plow through. Pull you car to a safe spot and wait for the weather to calm down. You can continue on once the road conditions improve but proceed with caution.
These are just some tips that you can follow during bad weathers.
The trick is to remember to take extra caution compared to driving in normal weathers.



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