Drive Smart with Our Helpful Road Hazard Safety Tips
Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fit in one last road trip. Here at Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM FIAT, we want you to explore all the open roads here in the Los Angeles area, but we also want you to be prepared for any unexpected road hazards. It’s important to always stay alert and drive responsibly, which is why we’ve compiled our best tips and tricks for staying safe on the road.
Road hazards can appear out of the blue, and one of the most common dangers you’ll encounter on the open road is a reckless driver. These drivers are known for making unpredictable driving decisions and jeopardizing major roadways, so it’s important to be vigilant when driving near a reckless driver. If you notice a vehicle weaving or driving too fast, drive slow, stay out of the way, and let the vehicle pass if you can. Be prepared to stop in case the vehicle suddenly stops or cuts you off. If your vehicle comes with full-speed forward collision warning and active braking like the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll be better equipped to anticipate any sudden threats a reckless driver throws your way.
The only thing worse than dealing with a reckless driver is being caught in a rainstorm. Roads become slick and traffic slows to a crawl, increasing your risk of getting into an accident. When you find yourself driving in heavy rain, make sure you drive more slowly than normal, so you can be prepared for any sudden stops. You’re in luck if your vehicle is equipped with a 4×4 wheel drive system like the 2019 RAM 1500, which will create extra traction on wet ground and deliver more power to your vehicle’s wheels.
Wherever the road takes you this summer, make sure you stay safe. Visit our service center here at Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT if you want to better prepare your vehicle for the road.