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Top Spring Driving Dangers

Apr 6, 2021, 16:03 PM by Kayla Baugh

Road trip, anyone? While spring is a great time to get out of the house, take a long drive and enjoy the outdoors, there are also things you should watch out for. Severe weather is a well-known threat to your vehicle in the spring, but what about the other spring driving hazards?

Glare

It’s no secret that sun glare can make it difficult to see the vehicles, traffic lights, buildings and other objects that are around you while driving. Be sure to slow down if you’re having trouble seeing, even if that means going below the speed limit. You should also leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you, and wear polarized sunglasses on sunny days.

Wildlife

All sorts of animals are active in the spring and summer months, so it’s important to keep that in mind while you’re on the road. You’re most likely to come across deer at dawn or dusk, so use caution, especially in rural or wooded areas.

Pedestrians

The weather is warm, and that means more people will be out taking walks, riding bikes or exploring the area. It also means more motorcycles will be on the road. Use extreme caution when you’re driving through neighborhoods and crowded city streets, and always stop at crosswalks when necessary. 

Potholes

Potholes can be a real headache, and they can do damage to your car in a variety of ways. They may be difficult to see if they’re filled with water, so be sure to leave plenty of space between you and whoever is driving in front of you. If you notice a pothole, avoid swerving as this can lead to an accident. Just slow down as much as you can to reduce the impact and avoid a punctured tire.

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