The Dangers of Warm Weather Driving...
Driving in the warm temperatures of spring and summer can be more dangerous than driving on icy roads. Here are a few of the most common dangers that come out with the sun, to help you stay sharp on the roads, when driving during the warm seasons.
Suffering through traffic jams is the price we gladly pay for getting to our favourite holiday destinations. However, congested roads can cause chaos for drivers. The potential for road rage increases, and the inexperience of some drivers can become all too clear when the roads are full of people only vaguely knowing where they are going. Make sure you plan ahead when travelling by road, and try not to let those impatient drivers who might cut you up, get on your nerves too much.
Warm temperatures also have the power to wreak havoc with your tyres. Hot weather causes the air inside your tyres to expand. This leads to a change in tyre pressure so if left unchecked, this can lead to a blowout in well-worn tyres. This is why it is so important to check your tyre pressure and the condition of your tyres, on a regular basis during the summer months; especially during heat waves or if you are planning a long journey. You don’t want to be the one car holding everybody up on the motorway.
Bikes on the road!
Warm temperatures, bring out bikers in swarms. Many cyclists and motor-bikers take advantage of the warm weather to enjoy the open road. This means car drivers sharing the road effectively and safely, becomes a real priority. Bikers can make car manoeuvres more dangerous, but all that’s needed is a little more caution than usual. Make sure as a car driver you’re aware of other road users – a little more vigilance can go a long way and even save a life.
By knowing what you might encounter on the road, you can keep yourself safe and enjoy the open road as the weather improves. If you have any questions regarding the maintenance of your car or your tyres, find your nearest HiQ Easy Tyre & Autocentres branch and call us with any questions you might have of for any information you might require.
Winter tyres may seem like an extra and perhaps unnecessary expense to UK residents as we do not usually suffer the extreme temperatures and weather conditions as other countries, such as Germany, where it is a legal requirement to switch to winter tyres when seasons change.
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