It is that time of year again -- spring has arrived. March and April can be odd months because it can be winter one day, snowing 6 inches overnight, and then the next day it will be 50 degrees and sunny. While this kind of weather is a nice preview of what is to come during the summer months, it can make for dangerous driving conditions. Months of winter snow cause potholes to form and the constant melting of ice during the day and freezing temperatures overnight make for slippery roads. Here are a few tips to help you keep yourself and your family safe while on the roads:
Watch Out for Potholes
Roads take a beating throughout the winter. With snow, ice, salt and then water, it is no wonder that roads are riddled with potholes come spring. During this time of year, construction crews probably have not gotten a chance to fix these potholes yet, which means you need to be very aware of them. Not only can driving over one cause damage to your vehicle, swerving to miss a pothole can cause accidents with other drivers.
Be Weary of Changing Weather
Late winter and early spring are notorious for their crazy and unpredictable weather. It will be sunny for a week and then it is back to snowstorms. This can make for dangerous driving conditions, such as slick roads, black ice, freezing rain, and high winds. Take it easy during inclement weather -- increase your following speed and make sure you allow yourself enough time to react if you need to....