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Sketchy Conditions: 4 of the Most Dangerous Everyday Driving Situations

Driving in the United States is a privilege that millions of Americans enjoy, but it is not without its dangers. Florida, for instance, is prone to have thousands of inexperienced drivers on its roadways throughout the year.

Along with inexperienced drivers, there are large trucks and tourists sharing the roads. Below is a list of dangerous driving conditions and things that you can do to help make your driving experience a pleasant one.

1. Road Rage

Road Rage is a big issue no matter where you live. The easiest way to steer clear of road

rage is to use driving etiquette.

  • Don’t cut other drivers off.
  • Refrain from getting into altercations with other drivers.
  • Leave early and allow yourself time for slowdowns and backups.

2. Construction Zones

Most states consistently perform maintenance on their roadways. This means

frequent back-ups and road closures should be expected. Leave early and prepare for surprise

delays.

3. Large Trucks

86% of vehicle crashes involving tractor-trailer combinations and passenger

vehicles have been the fault of the passenger vehicles. There are several things

that you can do to keep from becoming a statistic:

  • Give trucks space. Large trucks can take over a football fields length to stop, so be sure not to cut them off.
  • Do not pass trucks on the right if that trucks right turn signal is on. Just because a truck is in the left lane does not mean that they are not turning. Trucks need more room because they make wide turns.
  • Stay out of the no-zone. The no-zone is the trucks blind spot. This means that the driver cannot see you. If you are directly behind the truck or half way down the either side of the truck then you are in the blind spot.

If you are injured by a trucker due to their reckless driving, you may end up with a mess of medical and auto bills. Lawyers from Dolman Law Group or a similar firm can give you an idea of your options for legal recourse.

4. Driving in Inclement Weather

Torrential downpours and major hurricanes contribute to the danger. To avoid major

complications in inclement weather you can take the following steps:

  • Check the weather before you travel.
  • Slowdown in the rain and increase your following distance. A good rule of thumb is to double it. This will decrease the chances of hydro-planing.
  • Pick a lane and stay in it. Changing your path of travel can result in the vehicle tires losing traction.

Driving is virtually necessary in contemporary society, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe. Pay extra attention when you find yourself in these circumstances.

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