The Most Common Driving Hazards and How to Avoid Them
February 7, 2022
Increased traffic, dangerous driving behaviors, and the use of technology can all lead to accidents. We want you to have a safe and enjoyable journey as you travel, so here are some of the most common driving hazards, and how to them.
Technology - Do not use any handheld devices while driving.
Construction - Avoid known work zones if possible, or anticipate the delay and allow extra time. Follow signs and instructions, merge early before entering the work zone. Expect the unexpected; slow down, and be a courteous driver.
Animals – Pay attention when driving where animals may cross the road. Be especially alert during times when animals are traveling (September – December).
Reckless Drivers – Keep your distance, slow down, and let the situation pass.
Flooded Waters - Flooded roads should be avoided at all costs. When in doubt, do not attempt to cross a flooded road or causeway.
Weather - Slow down to a safe speed that goes with the flow of traffic. Maintain more distance between your vehicle and the one in front.
Fog - Keep your lights dim and slow down.
Motorcycles – Motorcycles have the same rights as every other driver. Most motorcycle accidents occur because of a blind spot issue, so always check your side mirror while driving.