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Top 3 Common Road Hazards

Losing Control & Skidding

When roads are icy or wet, the potential to skid out of control can be terrifying. If you ever find yourself dealing with this, remember to take your foot both off of the gas and off of the brake, and allow the car to slow down to a stop on its own. Pick a point out from the environment ahead of you and steer towards that until you reach a stop. In order to avoid being in this situation, pay close attention to all road signs and surroundings. When bad weather comes around, remember to adjust your speed accordingly. 

Blowing a Tire

Picture it: you’re flying down the busy freeway at 70 mph, you hear a loud BOOM and then feel a bumpy ride begin. You have just blown out your tire and now you’re in a sticky situation. The first thing to keep in mind is not to panic. If you do so, you may oversteer and lose control of the vehicle. This is the last thing you would want to happen on the busy freeway. Avoid this situation by being extremely aware of all debris on the road, always check your tire’s tread and make sure they are not too worn, and make sure that your tires are inflated properly. 

Thick Fog

If you’ve ever driven through thick fog, you know how absolutely blinding of an experience it is. In most cases you can’t even see more than a foot or so in front of your car. Now, when you realize that you are driving a two-thousand plus pound machine at high rates of speed, you can understand the immense level of danger that is at hand. Never turn the high beams on in this situation, but instead turn on the low beams or ideally the fog lights. Drive slowly, and pay extra attention to the road for trouble-signs ahead. 

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