Don’t Let The Wind Compromise Road Safety

Posted on January 13, 2014

We’ve spent the preceding weeks discussing some of the ways in which citizens may be able to cope safely with any of the threats posed by cold weather.  However, there’s one effect of weather at this time of the year that hasn’t been covered all that much, and that’s the danger posed by high wind.  This can prove hazardous in the right situation, and to make sure that you’re safe in such an environment, consider the tips available in a new report.

Understand the impact that the wind can have on driving conditions.  You have to have both hands on the wheel and be ready to react at a moment’s notice should your vehicle be pushed slightly off its path.  Minimizing distractions can certainly help in this regard.  Be cautious when passing other vehicles, especially tractor trailers that may be more susceptible to drifting when buffeted by the wind.

If it’s that time of the week where you drag your trash cans out to the curb to be picked up by a collection service, make sure that they’re tied down and aren’t going to go anywhere.  Keep in mind that, while the trash cans could stay still when weighed down, they can be pushed down the street once the collection service removes the contents.  It might be best to wait until next week to lug the trash out to the curb.

As a driver, you also have to be cognizant of this threat as you navigate residential streets, being ready to avoid trash cans if they’ve fallen into the street.

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