With Florida’s storm season fast approaching, there may be times when you have no choice but to drive in windy conditions. Do you know how to handle your vehicle when it’s really windy and raining like crazy?
Even if you have experience driving in poor conditions, there are driving safety tips you can follow to help avoid getting in an accident. Here’s what you can do to stay safe:
- Slow down: When the wind speed increases and the rain is obscuring your vision, your vehicle speed should decrease. This goes a long way in helping you stay on the road and avoid dangers.
- Keep a firm grasp on the wheel: There’s never a good time to drive with one hand, and this definitely holds true in tropical storm conditions. Keep both hands firmly on the wheel to maintain control of your vehicle.
- Keep your distance from other vehicles: Commercial trucks, buses and recreational vehicles have a difficult time staying in their lane in heavy winds because of their high profiles. They also need more stopping time on wet roads.
- Beware of blowing objects: From sticks to trash cans to miscellaneous debris, you never know what may fly toward you. Keeping an open eye will help you avoid objects that could cause an accident.
Other drivers may not be taking any precautions. This makes the roads dangerous for you and everyone else. Should you be injured in an accident due to another’s negligence, seek medical attention for your injuries and legal help with recovering your losses.