Precautions for bad weather and night driving
Avoid driving in bad weather. Be very careful if you have to travel a lot. when you are driving in bad weather or bad road condition you should control the speed of the vehicle and adjust the speed according to the vision.
When the brakes are applied in the rain, the stopping distance of vehicles is up to four times longer than on normal dry roads. In these cases, the grip of the tires on the road is greatly reduced. So, keep a good distance from the next vehicle in such weather so that you can see the road ahead in a good way. Keep the vehicle under your control while planning ahead of time.
Rain also reduces steering control over the vehicle. If the steering becomes light while walking on a wet road, it means that the water is obstructing the tires from gripping the road. If this happens, reduce the pressure on the accelerator and slow down.
Water splashes from large vehicles in the rain can blur window screens. This can cause visual impairment. So, drive with the big lights on and off.
In hazy and icy weather
Before starting the trip, clear the car’s windscreen, mirrors, back mirrors, lights, and number plates of haze and snow. Make sure the glaze on the glass is completely removed.
The braking distance will be ten times longer than on a dry road when the brakes are applied. When you are driving in bad weather or bad road condition you should stay a long way behind the next car.
Use all the handles that control the car lightly as the snow on the roads will cause the car to slip due to strong action. Drive at low speed but in high gear to prevent the car from spinning.
Apply the brakes long before you get close to the bends and apply these brakes when you are also going straight, otherwise, your car will slip. Slow down before the bend and avoid giving the car any quick movement. When you are driving in bad weather or bad road condition you should easily turn the steering wheel.
When there is haze and snow on the road, gently apply the brakes to a safe place to check how the tires are gripping the road. If the steering feels light, it means that a small layer of snow has frozen on the road. Your car is failing to grasp the road properly due to this snow.
Don’t assume that you will be able to control the slippery vehicle because there is rarely enough space on the road to be enough to control the vehicle.
Try to avoid anything that could cause your car to slip. But if your car has started to slip, turn the steering wheel in the same direction as the car is slipping. For example, if the rear wheels of a car slip to the right, turn the steering wheel to the right with a fast but light hand to avoid slipping.
In stormy seasons
Compared to larger and longer vehicles, cars are less likely to be affected by wind or high winds. But keep in mind that a strong gust of wind can still drive a car away from the road. Open roads are often affected by strong winds. Therefore, in these places, shelter can be obtained in the spaces between the barracks and the bridges. In these places, the force of the winds is less.
If the wind is very strong, the wave created by the passing of large vehicles can affect your vehicle.
In the fog or when the light is too dim
Take things in stride and try not to focus too much on the problem.
Stand in the right place on squares where there is not much light. Carefully proceed, looking at the road on both sides.
Stay a reasonable distance behind the next vehicle as the next vehicle may be stopped. Adherence to this principle is even more important when traveling at high speeds on motorways and dual carriages. Because there, cars suddenly disappear into the fog.
In extremely hot weather
When you are driving in bad weather or bad road condition you should be careful if the road surface has softened. The softness of the road can affect the steering and brakes of the vehicle.
Driving at night is more dangerous than during the day, so be especially prepared. At night you will be able to see fewer things and may not be able to see turns and other obstacles.
Use car lights wisely. Keep the lights dim during overtaking and turn on the lights after overtaking. This way it will be possible for both vehicles to look ahead. If a car is in front or your car is behind a car, turn off your lights.
If you come out of a brighter building, give your eyes time to adjust to the environment before you start driving. Don’t drive if you see less at night.