How to Navigate the Freeway Safely in Bad Weather Conditions

08 Apr.,2022

"slow". In bad weather conditions, "slow" is an important magic weapon to ensure driving safety. Affected by bad weather, the road safety factor has decreased, and the driver cannot fully and effectively judge the surrounding traffic environment. If the vehicle speed is fast, when the danger is found, it is often too late to take effective measures and cause traffic accidents.

 

How to Navigate the Freeway Safely in Bad Weather Conditions

"slow". In bad weather conditions, "slow" is an important magic weapon to ensure driving safety. Affected by bad weather, the road safety factor has decreased, and the driver cannot fully and effectively judge the surrounding traffic environment. If the vehicle speed is fast, when the danger is discovered, it is often too late to take effective measures and cause traffic accidents. Generally speaking, in the event of severe weather such as fog and haze, the speed of the vehicle should be controlled according to the visibility of the road, and the principle of safe braking should be taken when the vehicle ahead is fully seen. In severe snow and ice weather, the speed of the vehicle should be controlled within 30 kilometers per hour, and when passing through icy and slippery sections such as Linshui, Linya, bridges, and culverts, the speed should be reduced to less than 10 kilometers per hour.

"Check". In order to develop the good habit of checking the vehicle every day, ensure that the water, oil, electricity, gas, and vehicle brakes, directions, tires, wipers and other equipment meet the safety requirements. sick" and "injured" on the road. When the temperature is lower than 0 degrees Celsius, antifreeze should be added to the liquids that may freeze such as water and oil in advance. In ice and snowy weather, snow chains should also be installed on the tires. Before driving out, you should also consult the traffic control department in advance for road conditions and traffic control information, master the traffic conditions of the passing routes in detail, and choose the travel time and route reasonably to prevent vehicles from being stranded on the road.

"stable". Driving in bad weather, especially in ice and snowy weather, should maintain a constant speed and try to avoid sudden braking, sudden direction changes, lane changes, etc. When there is danger ahead, keep calm and take the most appropriate way to avoid danger or reduce the degree of danger.

"Careful". When driving in bad weather, you must be highly focused, pay close attention to the road conditions, and not be distracted at all. Pay attention to road traffic signs and slogans, obey traffic police instructions, and drive cautiously as required. To maintain a safe distance, try to avoid following large trucks, especially on long uphill sections. In case of traffic congestion, turn on the hazard warning flashing lights and stop in sequence, and the people in the car quickly move to the outside of the highway guardrail, and do not occupy the right rescue channel to stop. When a vehicle breaks down or has an accident, a warning sign should be set up 500 meters behind the vehicle, and the police should be promptly called. When bad weather seriously affects safe passage, you should leave the expressway nearby or enter the service area to rest, and then go on the road when the traffic conditions are restored. Due to the large size of the semi-trailer, you should pay more attention, and you should observe the surrounding conditions at any time when the semi-trailer is reversing.