As a kid, winter is a lot of fun. Winter brings storms, which in turn bring snow which can lead to extra days off from school, and all the while, the thought of Christmas is hanging in the air. While this is all great as a kid, as an adult things prove to be a little more difficult, especially when it comes to snow.
Driving can already be a bit of a hassle, thanks to the increase in traffic, but the bad weather can make things worse. Driving in the rain or snow can be dangerous if a person is not prepared, or lacks any experience with the matter. To help take care of that, here are some winter driving tips.
• Slow down on wet roads. Water on the roads can reduce friction, which will make it easy for cars to slide across the road without any control when at high speeds...
Rainy days are still ahead California, whether you are in Northern California where rainfall is more abundant, or you are in Southern California where it happens less often. Driving habits need to be changed when it is raining versus when it is a dry day to ensure road safety. Here are some helpful rainy weather driving tips that will help protect you and others from harm’s way.
• The road is most slippery on the first day of rain.
• Drive slower and leave more space than usual between your car and the car ahead.
• Brake earlier than normal so the car behind you has extra time to brake as well.
• Make sure all car lights are working: headlights, taillights, signal lights, brake lights, and high beams.
• Make sure your horn is working.
• Check your tire treads; if they need changing, c...
Winter Break is a favorite of college students. Getting to go home to spend a few weeks with family and friends, and even getting to hit the slopes. It is all fun, and hopefully no school work. Many students who live away from home for college will be driving back home and others will book flights. For those who are driving, especially taking long drives, like up and down Interstate 5, we would like to bear warning for driving conditions. It is winter after all, and that can alter driving habits.
Drivers, please make sure your lights, windshield wipers, and brakes are all working properly. Check treads on your tires, and make sure there is enough air in them before making the long drive. Always keep headlights on when windshield wipers are in use...
This holiday season, especially on holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Eve, be prepared when you are going out. By that, we mean figure out your transportation plans ahead of time, especially if you plan to drink alcohol. This holiday season, tell yourself it is okay to splurge on a cab driver.
Using a car service like a taxi, Uber, or Lyft is the best choice. You will have a designated driver, which means you can drink a couple extra drinks. You will not have to worry about driving while intoxicated and possibly getting into an accident, and/ or arrested.
You also will not have to worry about the possibility of driving in the rain, which poses dangerous conditions with lower visibility and slippery roads.
A third thing you will not have to worry about is getting pulled into a DUI ch...
Get ready for rainy days, California! Whether we get few rain days or many, it is best to check over your car so that it is weather-ready. It is wise to review safety driving tips for the rainy season. Doing both can prevent a number of things: 1) getting pulled over and/ or ticketed by the cops, 2) getting into an accident, 3) getting injured, 4) death.
≺ Drive slower and leave more space than normal between you and the car ahead of you.
≺ Always use your signal lights when switching lanes or turning.
≺ Turn headlights on when windshield wipers are in use, even if it is sunny.
≺ Use headlights in low visibility.
≺ Make sure all lights on your car are working properly.
≺ If you find yourself hydroplaning, remove your foot from the gas, but do not brake...