Driving in the Summer and Winter

Driving in the summer and winter. Throughout the year, safe driving should always be a top priority. Especially when dealing with increased traffic. It can get overwhelming out there, so try to stay calm. Drive at a safe speed and be courteous to other drivers. Speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic and not yielding the right-of-way can lead to collisions. Driving can be a dangerous matter. If you are not cautious unnecessary wrecks can be caused. There are four types of seasons, but two which are require different focuses for concentration. I am going to compare and contrast driving in winter and summer.

This will facilitate you to become a better and much safer driver. The best recommendation I can give you when it comes to driving in bad winter weather would to be doing drive at all unless it is an absolutely necessary. But if you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is equipped, and that you know how to handle icy or snowy road conditions. Be particularly careful on bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads, which will freeze first. Even at temperatures above freezing, if the conditions are wet, you might encounter ice in shady areas or on exposed roadways like bridges.

Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you. Sizzling summer days also hold terrorization. When it’s hot, fluids and lubricants can break down more rapidly, tires are subject to more stress and a vehicle suffers more wear and tear. As you head out on the roads and highways this summer, here are a few tips to keep in mind to keep you and your family safe. In weather extremes like these, it’s more important than ever to have your car serviced regularly and to use common sense on the road.

Your vehicle’s cooling system is its main defense against overheating and breaking down on hot summer days. So while having your hoses inspected, have your radiator flushed and refilled with the proper type and amount of coolant (anti-freeze). And remember that if you’re putting on a lot of miles in very hot weather, the level, condition and concentration of the coolant should be rechecked periodically. Summer also gives us lots of opportunities to get together with family and friends. If you are going to have a few drinks at a picnic or barbeque, make sure you have a designated driver. Summer is also prom season.

If your son or daughter is graduating this year, find out what the high school is doing to make sure students don’t drink and drive during or after the festivities. And as everyone knows, summer also brings increased construction on our roads and highways. Keep road workers safe by being prepared to stop or slow down in construction zones. In conclusion, it is always important to drive with caution no matter what time of year. With the few of the most important tips I have mentioned you should be an expert when it comes to summer and winter driving. All in all being careful is worth the prevention in an accident.