Driving in Adverse Weather

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We need different weather conditions to help the planet’s eco system. We also sometimes enjoy the different weather conditions due to the variations of warmth or coolness we get. But like most things, there’s always a safety precaution to take when driving a vehicle in these weather conditions.

Wind isn’t the worst weather condition to encounter. It cools us down a bit when the sun is burning our skin and it also dusts sand off of our patios and verandas. Strong winds, however, can knock the cars off course. At times the end makes us swerve around the road because of how strong the force is that is pushing our cars.

Snow can be damaging in many ways. Not only does the freezing cold bring pain to our finger tips but it also creates a sheet of frost on the roads that make slippage very easy. Snow can also help determine the car’s ability to start due to the lack of warmth within the engine.

Extreme heats will not affect the car too dramatically but it can influence overheating whilst driving.

Fog is similar to heavy rains except you can’t see a meter in front of you because of the thickness of the cloud. Fog usually happens when the clouds drop very low to the ground. You will often notice fog in the mountain areas where snow and rain is common. It’s important to always have your bright lights or fog lights when in such conditions to ensure you are visible to other motorists.

Rain can affect how well we see if we are driving. This will often occur when there are heavy rains that produce the streets look like they have a white sheet covering them. Sometimes the cool rain fogs up the windscreen making it almost impossible to see where the lines on the road are.

Rain could also affect how quickly we’re able to brake. The brake disks might cause a stopping motion to take effect but if the streets are lubricated with water, the tyres will not hold into the usually rough tar. This could cause the car to slide across the street.

Avoid going out in extreme weather conditions to ensure your safety and the safety of others. It is important to drive only once you know it’s safe or if you know how to drive in these different weather events.

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