Drivers don’t need to worry about icy roads or blizzards this time of year, but there are still some risks that come with summer driving. Use these five summer driving tips to combat hazards that come with hot weather.
- Watch Out For Construction
Summer is synonymous with construction season. Give yourself extra time if you know the route contains construction. You can also use apps like Waze that will tell you if there are any hazards ahead. Slow down and stay alert when driving through construction.
- Protect Your Eyes
Keep a pair of sunglasses in your cab to protect your eyes from sun damage and to see clearly. The sun can be especially dangerous in the early morning or late evening.
- Stay Hydrated
Dehydration is a serious problem, especially in summer. Keep a bottle of water handy and get in the habit of drinking frequently.
- Pay Attention To Weather Warnings
There won’t be any blizzard warnings this time of year, but you could experience thunderstorms, tornadoes or flash floods. Always check the weather forecast for your route and take the appropriate precautions.
- Check Your Brakes
In extreme heat, it’s important to check your truck’s mechanical components. Parts of your truck like the brakes and tires could be affected by high temperatures.
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