Best Practice: Risky Weather

When the Weather Turns Bad

Heavy rain, snow, ice, fog, high winds, and sleet are all conditions that can make driving extremely hazardous because they can limit traction and visibility. Risky conditions can make it hard to spot hazards, such as debris, pedestrians, and even other drivers. They can also make it difficult to respond to hazards and can lead to a dangerous skid.

When possible, driving in these conditions should be avoided, but this is not always an option, especially if risky weather develops during your journey. There are many steps you can take to improve your safety when the weather is bad, starting before you get in your vehicle.