This crazy Ohio weather can definitely be challenging to drive in. Rainy one day, snowy the next. Driving safe in bad weather is a must for Ohioans, regardless of the season. Do you know how to modify you driving during rain, snow or fog? What if we get the random tornado? If not don’t worry, we’ve put together some tips to keep in mind.
Rain And Thunderstorms
- Turn on your headlights, wipers and defroster to increase visibility.
- Drive in the tracks of the vehicle ahead of you and reduce your speed.
- Allow for increased space between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
- If you hydroplane, hold the steering wheel straight and remove your foot from the gas.
- If you are driving in a tornado, get out of your vehicle and find shelter. If there is not a building nearby, lie in a ditch and place your arms over your head.
Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain
- Clean ice and snow off your windows, hood and trunk before departing.
- Drive with extreme caution and at reduced speeds.
- Do not brake quickly as you may spin out of control.
- Slow down before you reach a patch of fog in front of you.
- Use only your low beams or fog lights and put on your defroster and wipers to increase visibility.
- If the fog is extremely thick, roll down all of your windows to hear other vehicles around you.
Taking extra precautions and following these tips will help keep you safe. Driving safe in bad weather is critical for your, and your family’s, safety. Share these tips with your friends and family today to help keep them safe.