Spring Driving Tips

Now that the winter months are behind us (well we hope so) driving in the spring can still have its own set of complications. Aftershock from the cold, wet and hard weather conditions and the now increase in temperature can cause serious despair to our road conditions leaving potholes. (Which nobody likes to hit on the road) It is also important for drivers to check their tyres before driving to ensure they are inflated in order to avoid the risk of blowout should they encounter any.

In addition, the increase in pollen in the atmosphere can impact people driving, especially those who suffer from hay fever. Pollen particles in the spring and summer are more likely to enter your vehicle through open windows and air conditioning, causing driver distraction as having their eyes and nose affected.

Sun glare is a major factor now in the spring and summer months and can be a serious cause of collisions on the road, especially during sunset and sunrise hours as sunlight is in the direct eye-line of drivers. Therefore, as a driver, you need to ensure your windshield is clean and there is no smears making it more difficult to see the road. Oh, and also a good pair of sunglasses come in handy!

As the weather gets milder and evenings get longer it means more people are outside such as cyclists, children playing, pedestrians and animals providing extra challenges when navigating roads. It is important to take care and drive safely especially in built-up areas in order to travel safe avoid accidents.

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