Adverse weather tests driving abilities for both novice and experienced drivers. Here are some helpful driving tips to follow while driving in stormy weather.
Storm Driving Tip 1: Tires should be properly inflated and have sufficient tread depth to help ensure traction on slick roads.
Storm Driving Tip 2: Reduce your speed. If conditions are adverse, you may need to travel at a speed well below the posted limit.
Storm Driving Tip 3: Leave extra space. In bad weather, stopping distances increase. Adjust how closely you follow other vehicles.
Storm Driving Tip 4: If you feel your car begin to hydroplane, don’t panic. Ease off the accelerator and gently apply the brakes.
Storm Driving Tip 5: If your car becomes disabled, dial 911 to report your location and the nature of the emergency.