Driving safely in a storm – the rules you MUST follow
Storm followed by storm – this could be said about the weather of February. With more difficult weather to come, it is always useful to refresh your knowledge about safety when driving in a storm.
Just to remember the most important rules:
- Slow down immediately and keep both hands on the steering wheel at all times to maintain maximum control of the rig. Identify the closest safe place to park.
- In low visibility, be extra attentive to your surroundings. In particular, pay attention to other vehicles sharing the road as well as the width, curve of the road and be alert to possible debris.
- Apply defensive driving skills to ascertain whether the wind has any effect on other moving vehicles, or on your own vehicle.
- Increase your following distance to other vehicles