Windy conditions are common in the late spring/early summer and often come with heavy rains. Strong, sustained winds can occur on their own, creating extra dangers for drivers. Straight-line winds and heavy wind gusts can occur suddenly and will have an impact on anyone beyond the wheel.
Our team at Bashore Green wants to make sure that you are driving as safe as possible on the roads, and that you are looking out for other drivers who may not be aware of inclement weather conditions. If you ever are involved in an auto accident, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help.
Here are five tips to get you through the windy weather.
1 – Watch the weather – Weather service offices may issue high-wind watches, warnings, or advisories when winds will make it difficult to drive. Expect winds to be worse in exposed places, such as straight, open roads, bridges, and overpasses, or between hills.
2 – Be aware of high-profile vehicles – Large trucks, vans, buses, and those towing cargo, are vulnerable to losing control or tipping over in high winds. They can also create turbulence for motorcycles and other small vehicles. Drivers should pay extra attention to the road and anticipate gusts in windy conditions.
3 – Keep your distance – Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles to give yourself and other motorists time and space to avoid any debris in the road. Turn on your headlights to see better through dust, dirt, or remaining snow that the wind kicks up.
4 – Keep your hands on the wheel – Heavy winds make it harder to steer and handle a vehicle, so keep a firm grip on the wheel. If you don’t feel comfortable driving, pull over to a safe place until the wind dies down.
5 – Slow down – Driving slower than the posted speed limit helps lessen the dangers of wind and helps you better control the vehicle.
If you are dealing with a car accident due to extremely windy conditions, let us help! Call Bashore Green at 248-209-6009. We serve Southeastern Michigan and in and around Detroit. One of our caring lawyers can come out to meet you in person or schedule a time to chat by phone or video. Get help from the experienced attorneys at Bashore Green to get paid what you deserve.
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