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Helpful Tips To Drive In Extreme Weather Conditions



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Helpful Tips To Drive In Extreme Weather Conditions.

It is extremely important to drive safely no matter the circumstances you find yourself, like the popular adage which says, “Health Is Weath” so you should drive safely no matter the condition of the environment you find yourself. And also you should be able to identify the current state of the weather within your current environment, know when you are facing the issue of bad weather.

In this article we shall give you helpful tips inorder to avoid unfortunate scenarios arising from bad weather conditions, some times it is not totally your fault, you may be driving on a high way or in a traffic gridlock and all of a sudden the weather changes and it starts raining heavily, you know these are unavoidable scenarios. Please follow these helpful tips to stay safe as long as you are on the road driving.

We are going to emphasize more on;

1. Hail Conditions
2. Extreme Heat Conditions
3. Flash Flooding
4. Thunderstorms
5. Tornadoes.

1. Hail Conditions.

Hailstones are another aspect of severe weather condition, these icey pelletes can cause severe damage and even cause harm or injuries if it drops on your body. In such conditions the thing you should do is to stay inside your vehicle maybe a car, van, truck etc. Until it stops. In Hail conditions you should stay at home inside your building

2. Extreme Heat Conditions.

Summer heatwaves can be injuries to your body, heat related illness may arise from the extreme heatwaves. If you have a child in your car, please take the child outside to a place that is more safer. Extreme hot cars are dangerous to the health of children and you should avoid leaving them inside a hot car. There is an estimated increase in temperature of a car of about 140 degrees Fahrenheit in extreme heat conditions. Parents or care givers should take note of this as it is an important road safety practice. Heatwaves are unfortunate and unavoideable weather conditions and you have stay safe by acting safe.

3. Flood or Flash Flood.

When heavy rain drops, most especially in some places were there are no proper drainage system, the issue of flooding arises. Heavy rains can cause flash floods to occur. These days checking weather updates on a place or a region is quite easier, ensure that you check for weather updates about your area before driving, if you notice any sign of extreme weather it is better to stay off the road. Severe flooding can cause damage to your car engines. In cases whereby you are on the road when the rain started, try to understand the movement of the rain waters, turn around if the water level on your driving path has risen, in most cases it’s hard to determine the depth of the water.

4. Thunderstorms.

Thunderstorms can hinder you from driving, high winds are also dangerous. They can cause low visibility and the roads can be slippery which is very dangerous to you are your vehicle. To avoid driving in such situations ensure to check local weather forecast either from your phones or on a local tv channel. If you are driving and sudden thunderstorms, high winds occur you should pull over and turn on your emergency headlights, find a safer place and park your vehicle, switch off your car engine and put off other accessories or gadgets in your vehicle. Wait until the storms are over before proceeding on your journey.
5. Tornadoes.

Tornadoes may arise from severe thurnderstorms. If you find yourself on a path of tornadoe, try and search for a low lying area and drive into it. Do not find shelter under bridges.

We hope this article was helpful. It is better to stay safe when you are driving.

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