Tips to Keep Your Family Safe on the Road

“Spring showers may bring May flowers, but rain is a common cause of crashes and can create chaos on the road for drivers.”

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State Farm is always there to help keep your family safe. Today they are sharing their Get Wet Road Savvy tips with you…

  • Making sure windshield wiper blades and headlights are working well. Replace blades at least once a year for best results. It’s the law in all states to turn headlights on when visibility is low, and many states also require having the headlights on when the windshield wipers are in use.
  • Checking that rear and brake lights are functioning properly. They help your vehicle be seen in rainy weather.
  • Switching from winter to summer tires, if needed. Don’t forget to check tread wear and tire inflation. Both can help with traction.
  • Reducing your speed on wet surfaces and allowing a safe following distance.. Rain, oil and dust equal slippery conditions and traction problems on roads.
  • Turning off cruise control. When roads are wet it is best to allow the driver to control speed and react to conditions.
  • Paying attention to flood warnings and barricades. They’re typically placed in areas where flooding occurs often and can be potentially dangerous.
  • Avoiding driving through standing water, putting yourself, passengers and your vehicle at risk. You can lose control in as little as six inches of water; deeper, moving water can cause stalling or carry vehicles away.
  • The Centers for Disease Control report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water.

For more information about Safe Driving click here.

How is the spring weather behaving in your part of the world?

I was compensenated for this post. All opinons are my own.

Comments

  1. Nice tips for such inappropriate weather for driving. For people who can’t guarantee passenger’s safe, it’s better to call a cab or stay at home.

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