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Top 5 Spring Driving Hazards and How To Avoid Them


Spring brings longer days, blooming flowers, and warmer temperatures, but it also brings its own set of driving hazards. Stay safe on the road by being aware of these top five springtime dangers and how to avoid them.

1. Wet Roads:

Spring showers can create slick road conditions, increasing the risk of hydroplaning and loss of control. Reduce your speed and increase your following distance to allow for longer stopping distances on wet roads. Ensure your tires have adequate tread depth and proper inflation for optimal traction.

2. Potholes:

Melting snow and ice reveal potholes that have formed over the winter months. Watch for potholes, especially after rainfall, and try to avoid driving over them if possible. If you can't avoid a pothole, slow down as much as possible to minimize damage to your vehicle. For more details on how potholes affect your vehicle, check out our past blog here. 

3. Reduced Visibility:

Springtime weather can bring fog, mist, and glare from the sun, reducing visibility on the road. Use headlights and fog lights as needed, and keep your windshield clean inside and out to improve visibility. Use sunglasses to reduce glare and increase your ability to see clearly.

4. Wildlife Encounters:

Spring is mating season for many animals, increasing the likelihood of wildlife encounters on the road. Be especially aware during dawn and dusk when animals are most active. Slow down in areas with wildlife crossing signs and be prepared to stop suddenly if an animal crosses your path.

5. Construction Zones:

Spring also marks the beginning of road construction season in many areas. Watch for construction zones, follow posted speed limits, and be prepared for lane closures and detours. Stay alert and avoid distractions to ensure your safety and the safety of construction workers.

By staying informed and prepared, you can navigate springtime hazards with confidence and travel safely. If your vehicle isn't ready for Spring yet, bring it down to the experts at Quick Lane to get your fluids checked, tires swapped and any other servicing you might need! Book your appointment here. Ask your advisor about taking advantage of our Pickup and Delivery service at your appointment!

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