How to Handle Road Hazards

August 9th, 2019 by

Good driving means that you’re being responsible and paying attention to the road all around you. With modern vehicle safety technology, it’s easy to get complacent. We rely a lot on advanced driver safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts. And while those features are beneficial, it’s imperative that you, as the driver, practice proper driving tactics.

There are many road hazards that you’re likely to encounter living in the Richmond, KY area. From bikers to children to weather, we here at Gates Honda have experienced it all. That’s why we want to highlight some common road hazards and what you can do when you encounter one.

We’ll start with extreme or poor weather conditions. When you encounter poor weather conditions, you must adjust your driving style. Slow down and drive at a safe speed that matches the traffic flow. Keep extra distance between the cars in front of and behind you. Always keep your windows and windshield clean. A dirty windshield can really impair your visibility.

If you find yourself stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, it’s necessary to remember that there’s little you can do to speed it up. Instead, work on protecting yourself and your vehicle. Keep extra distance between you and the car in front of you. If you encounter a reckless driver always slow down and let them pass.

When driving in a pedestrian area, always assume that they’re not aware of you and drive extremely cautiously. It’s better to be a little late than it is to get into an accident. The same goes for construction roads and debris on the street, always slow down and safely maneuver around an obstacle.

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