Spring Driving Tips
Springtime brings rain and the after-effects of winter weather - potholes and uneven pavement. Keep these driving tips in mind before you hit the road: When Driving In the Spring You Should Always Remember the three P's:
PREPARE FOR THE TRIP
PREVENT ACCIDENTS ON THE ROAD
- Check your lights: Since spring rain hinders driving visibility, make sure all your lights work, including headlights, taillights, backup lights, turn signals, parking lights, and brake lights.
- Schedule an appointment with our Service Department. Let us do a quick spring check of your wiper blades, tires and all fluids.
- Slow down and drive carefully: The first few rainy days of spring can produce exceptionally slippery roads due to oil and other leaked fluids mixing with rainwater, so slow down and increase your stopping distance when it's raining.
- Keep your eyes peeled for bad road conditions: Remember that harsh winter weather breeds potholes and other driving obstacles.
- Watch out for animals: This is especially important during the early morning and evening when animals are most active.
- Watch for pedestrians. When weather improves, expect more pedestrians, especially in residential, shopping and recreational areas.
- Expect construction. When snow melts, road repairs begin. Slow down and be aware of road and traffic conditions when entering work zones.
- Anticipate motorcyclists. Motorcycle season starts in spring. Watch for motorcycles at intersections and in your blind spots when passing or merging.
- Share the road. Be prepared to share the road with bicyclists. They have the same rights as other vehicles on most roads.
- Prepare for stormy weather. Learn more about driving in spring storms like tornadoes,flash flooding and hail that threaten your area.