Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring's Dangerous Driving Conditions

Spring's Dangerous Driving Conditions
BAY CITY, Mich.– The first official day of spring is behind us even though it still feels a bit like winter. Hopefully more spring-like weather will come our way soon, and as it does, it's important to remember that just because the roads will not be snow and ice covered, the new season presents some hazardous driving situations of its own. Stay safe this season by staying aware of spring's dangerous driving conditions.

Dangerous Spring Driving Conditions

-Rain, rain, go away. But before it does, it creates slippery roads and possible flooding. Wet pavement and road conditions drastically increase stopping distance and can reduce your vehicle's handling. Plus, as puddles grow, road flooding can hide potholes or cause you to hydroplane.

-Not only does spring bring rain, but occasionally it brings hail as well. Those little ice balls can not only cause damage to your vehicle, but they create dangerous driving conditions as well. So if possible, try to stay home until the storm passes.

-One hazardous spring driving condition that we're already experiencing, are the crazy potholes. This winter was especially rough, and after long months of ice, snow, salt, sand, and snow plows, the roads are falling apart. Keeping your eyes on the road ahead of you, can help you maneuver around the potholes if possible.

- As the weather warms, drivers must keep an eye out for even more distractions on the road. Not only are motorcyclists and bikers excited to hit the road when warm weather arrives, but animals become more active too as hibernation ends and mating season begins. So when making traffic maneuvers, be aware of motorcycles and bikes, and always keep an eye out for excited animals that are especially active during dawn and dusk.

This year especially, we're all excited to get outdoors and enjoy some nicer weather. Just make sure to stay safe on the road by avoiding spring's driving dangers. Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706. For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our websites:

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