Here are some tips to keep you and your passengers safe on the roads this spring:
Watch for Animal ActivityFor some animals, springtime means mating season, while others are waking up from a long, restful winter’s nap. Deer, for example, are most active at dusk and dawn. If you approach an animal in the road, gradually hit the brakes, but do not swerve, as this could send your vehicle off the road or into another vehicle.
Share the Road with MotorcyclesThe comfortable spring temperatures will also be inviting for motorcyclists to hit the open road. Because of their speed and size, motorcycles may quickly come in and out of your vehicle’s blind spots. With more of them on the road, double-check your blind spots before changing lanes. Maintain a safe following distance of AT LEAST four seconds for motorcycles.
Slow Down for Construction ZonesIn states with colder winters, it’s not uncommon to see road work pick up when warmer conditions return. When driving through construction zones, it’s important to be extra cautious by following these helpful tips.
Focus on the road and only the road. This is, of course, recommended for driving under any circumstances, but navigating construction zones can be confusing, so pay EXTRA attention to the road signs and your surroundings.
Be attentive to changes in frequent traffic patterns to accommodate the progress of the work being done.
Make safe lane changes. Solid lines in construction zones mean that you should stay in your lane.
Slow down as fines may be doubled in construction zones. Construction workers are often present, putting their lives at risk on busy interstates and highways where more vehicles are traveling at higher speeds. Please keep them and their safety front in mind when you drive through work zones.
No matter the time of year, safe driving should always be your top priority, but we do hope you take note of these eight springtime safe driving tips.
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