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Safe Driving Tips for Summertime Weather Conditions

Tornados:

  • Do not drive during tornado conditions.
  • Never try to out-drive a tornado in a vehicle. Tornadoes can change direction quickly and can lift a car or truck and toss it through the air.
  • Get out of your vehicle immediately and seek shelter in a nearby building.
  • If there is no time to get indoors, or if there is no nearby shelter, get out of the car and lie in a ditch or a low-lying area away from the vehicle. Over passes also can be places of refuge, however, be aware of the potential for flooding.

Severe Thunderstorms and Lightning:

  • 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.

Take some situational driving tips from Continental Tires.

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