During the winter months, it is common to be faced with treacherous road conditions. From ice to snow to sleet, you must know how to control your vehicle in the safest way possible.
Did you ever consider the fact that driving in strong wind can be challenging as well? When the wind picks up this winter, these tips will improve your chance of remaining safe while driving:
Slow down. Crosswinds will make it a challenge to control your vehicle, so it is best to slow down and maintain a safe speed for the conditions.
Keep both hands on the wheel. This is something you should be doing at all times, but is even more important when the wind is blowing hard.
Keep a safe distance from trucks and buses. The higher the vehicle the more difficult it is to control in strong winds. For this reason, you don’t want to drive in close proximity to trucks or buses.
Beware of flying debris. From tree limbs to trash cans, you never know what will fly around when the wind begins to whip.
Don’t get comfortable. Just because the winds die down for a period of time doesn’t mean things will stay this way. It is important to keep up your guard, as it only takes one gust to cause major problems.
With these five tips in mind, you will find it easier to drive in strong winds this winter season. If for any reason you don’t believe your vehicle is safe enough to make it through the winter, contact us for an inspection and professional advice.