Arab Weather - Usually when the weather changes, scenes of congestion and accidents increase on the roads, so we need to change our driving habits in bad weather conditions, and here are some tips and recommendations for safe driving on the roads during rain and fog:
• Before starting make sure the car cleaner, clean spaces to remove oils and dirt, cleaning the windows inside and out, and make sure that the headlights and rear lights are working and it is clean, and make sure to fit tires on the air enough, where it can be a low air lead tires to slide On wet roads.
• Driving slowly and carefully. Driving too fast is the number one cause of accidents on rainy days.
• Be sure to check tires and wipers , as traffic police indicated that many drivers who had accidents on rainy days were unable to see clearly due to worn surfaces that stained the glass instead of cleaning it.
• In heavy fog, drive with the lights low, reduce the speed and open the window slightly so that you can hear the traffic that you cannot see.
• Learn how to remove fog and frost from car windshields and windows, and before operating the defroster, move the heat control device to the hot position and let the engine warm up first. If fog starts appearing on the windshield from the inside, open the side window slightly and turn the defroster to speed Above, if you have an air conditioner, use it to reduce moisture build-up on your window.
• Drive on the tracks of the wheels of the car in front of you, as the car slides on the wet road, because in fact it is traveling on a thin layer of water between the tires and the road, but when you walk on the tracks of the tires in front of you, that layer of water has already been displaced, so you will get Better momentum.
• If your car has anti-slip brakes , you may feel a vibration when you press the brake pedal, do not panic or let go of the brakes, keep pressing the brake pedal hard, as the sensors in the anti-slip brakes adapt to the wet road, which is why the pedal vibrates .
• If the car is slipping on a wet road, hold the steering wheel firmly and apply the brakes gently . When you feel the tires touch the road, slow down until you regain control.
Avoid passing through pools of stagnant water quickly .
• Never drive in deep water so that important parts of the car are not flooded with water. If you have to drive through deep water puddles, gently press the brakes several times afterward to dry the brakes, because wet brakes do not function efficiently.
• For motorcyclists , pedestrian lines and sidewalk arrows are smooth and slippery. Relieve pressure on the throttle when starting, and pay attention to the raised bumps separating the lanes, they are also slippery.
• Pay attention to the spray coming from vehicles passing in front of you or next to you, as this may blur your vision temporarily, so expect this by increasing the speed of the wipers.
• Maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, as it takes longer to slow down or stop on wet and oily roads, and even if you have anti-slip brakes, these brakes will not be able to change the laws of physics.
Do not use the brakes on corners as much as possible, use the brakes before entering the curve.
• Try to stick to the lane , and if you want to change your lane by changing your lane or turning, be sure to use your turn signals well before you do so, so as not to surprise another driver and brake.
• Follow traffic lights and stop at stop signs and red lights, even if the road is clear.
• If you feel that the steering wheel is light , gently depress the accelerator pedal and let the car slow down, do not apply the brakes suddenly, and in case of skidding, do not brake too hard, shake the steering wheel, or panic, turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid and brake gently.
• When driving in extreme weather conditions, try to maintain your attention . Keep away distractions such as the radio or phone, and try not to talk or be distracted with passengers.