Bad Weather Driving Tips for Teens

Bad Weather Driving Tips for TeensFinally learning how to drive and getting a license can be one of the highlights of being a teenager. Teens often picture out driving on a sunny day with the top dropped down while cruising smoothly on the highway. However, in reality this isn’t always the case.

The weather can be very unpredictable and you may end up having to drive in the middle of bad weather conditions. First-time drivers shouldn’t panic, instead they should head these driving tips.
  • Always make sure the hazard lights, or daytime running lights, are on.
  • Brake softly and gently, and keep a minimum of three car lengths between you and the car in front of you.
  • When starting out in snow and ice, test the brakes gently to see how bad the roads are.
  • In rain, slow down to avoid hydroplaning.
  • Keep the windshields clean and the gas tank full.
  • Keep the headlights and back brake lights clean and clear of snow, ice and debris.
  • Carry the essential winter items, such as chains, de-icer, an ice scraper, windshield wiper fluid, a shovel in case you get stuck, and sand in the event you need traction to get out of snow and mud.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to go somewhere when it is bad out.

SOURCE: Teen Driving Tips

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