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Driving Safety Tips for Extreme Weather

5/8/2013

Follow these tips for save driving in severe storms:

  • Tune in to your radio to stay informed of approaching storms.
  • If you see a tornado or hear a tornado warning, don’t try to outrun it. View tornado driving safety tips.
  • Turn on your headlights (low beams) and slow down. Many states require the use of headlights during rain.
  • Allow extra distance for braking.  
  • Do not drive unless necessary.
  • Pull safely onto the shoulder of the road away from any trees that could fall on the vehicle.
  • Stay in the car and turn on the emergency flashers until the heavy rains subside.
  • An automobile provides better insulation against lightning than being in the open.
  • Avoid contact with any metal conducting surfaces either inside your car or outside.
  • Avoid flooded roadways.
  • Avoid downed power lines.
  • Check your windshield wipers and tires regularly to insure that they are ready for severe weather.
  • Approach intersections with caution
  • Treat traffic lights at intersections as stop signs.


Source: FEMA.gov


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