Driving in sunny conditions is not easy, and a collision can easily occur if you’re not careful. Fall is a season of fun, and the last thing you want to worry about is getting into an accident because the sun got in your way. In order to prevent this from happening, you must keep the following tips in mind so that you can drive safely regardless of how strong the sun is.
The first thing to do is to make sure your car is ready for the fall. Most people only maintain their car in the summer, but the cooler months require just as much care. Make sure you check your fluids so that they’re all at the recommended levels and you can drive worry-free. This includes the engine oil, brake fluid and transmission fluid, to name a few.
Avoid roads that are not maintained because some types of asphalt cannot handle the colder temperatures, which will affect that road’s condition as well as your driving. Highways tend to be maintained better than inside streets, so stick to the road travelled more often in sunny conditions.
Make sure that your heater works properly so that you can stay warm while you’re on the road. This will help you drive more comfortably and prevent you from being too cold, which can cause you to make poor decisions. Making sure you’re comfortable is very important while driving and this also means having a pair of sunglasses in your car at all times. The sun can affect your sight, which can be very dangerous. Wearing sunglasses can help you see better in sunny conditions so that the safety of other drivers as well as your own is not affected.
You must be alert when driving and even more so when driving in sunny conditions. If you ever feel uncomfortable or think that you may be in danger because your sight is compromised from the sun, pull over safely until you feel ready to drive again. Safety should always be the number one priority and if there’s even the slightest chance that your safety or the safety of others is questionable, you should pull over until it’s safe to drive again.
Fanshawe Driving School understands the importance of safety, and their lessons will teach you how to drive under any conditions. Contact them today and learn how to drive safely so that you can hit the road with confidence!