Driving Safety Guidance
Below is a quick guide to common safety issues and protocols. For more, download the PDF.Go back to ZERO Features
It’s no surprise that the accident rate always goes up during the rain. Because wet roads are slippery roads, it pays to slow down and increase your following distance by one or two more seconds, as soon as it starts
to rain. Most people assume that the wetter a road is, the more dangerous it is. But in fact, roads are often at their most dangerous just as the beginning of the first storm after a long dry spell. This is because the rain hasn’t washed the road free of accumulated grease.
Hydroplaning most often happens in a light mist or drizzle. When cars travel at high speeds – 50 mph or
more – on wet and/or oily roads, the tires are not on full contact with the road. They are riding on a layer of
water and/or oil. Because there is no contact with the road, it’s impossible to brake or steer.that all operations run smoothly.
We all know about aggressive driving. We may have observed it on the highway – tailgating, speeding, sudden lane changes, horn honking and NOT observing posted signs. Fatigue and an increase in daily stress, including traffic congestion, can turn us into aggressive drivers. How can we maintain self-control?