Most drivers tend to think that winter is the most dangerous time of the year for driving, but the summer months come with their own associated issues. Whether it’s extreme heat or a torrential downpour of rain, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared. Take caution, and remember these summer safety tips:
- In the case of a summer storm, remember that the road is most slippery shortly after the rain begins. Slow down to decrease your risk of hydroplaning, increasing the distance between you and the car in front of you.
- Keep some fresh, clean emergency water in your vehicle, in case you dehydrate or find yourself stranded on the side of the road.
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun while driving.
- Check your tires. After a long winter, there will likely be significant wear and tire. Properly functioning tires are safer and save you gas money.
Do you have any other summer safety tips? Let us know your ideas in the comments.